colleenaf:

lumberjackday:

There’s only one week left of planning before Lumberjack Day (now also known as National Pancake Day). Are you ready for this EPIC pancake:
How to make epic pancakes with your Japanese rice cooker
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/06/14/how-to-make-epic-pancakes-with-your-japanese-rice-cooker/

Guys…it’s almost time…I’m totally making this bad boy!

It’s almost Lumberjack Day!

colleenaf:

lumberjackday:

There’s only one week left of planning before Lumberjack Day (now also known as National Pancake Day). Are you ready for this EPIC pancake:

How to make epic pancakes with your Japanese rice cooker

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/06/14/how-to-make-epic-pancakes-with-your-japanese-rice-cooker/

Guys…it’s almost time…I’m totally making this bad boy!

It’s almost Lumberjack Day!


Uhura dog for the win.

Uhura dog for the win.

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adamcasey:

SPX was cool, y’all.

The sunglasses got around.

adamcasey:

SPX was cool, y’all.

The sunglasses got around.

kevinczap:

sophiafosterdimino:

I’ve been making these zines for a little over a year now. Here’s #4. I brought 80 copies to SPX this past weekend and gave them to my dear friends. As a bonus I hand-colored all the covers for some bizarre reason

SPX was wonderful as usual. Congratulations to the Ignatz nominees and winners! I picked up a ton of books & zines, and I’ll enjoy reading them over the next few weeks.

The first 3 Sex Fantasy zines are tagged here, so you can read them if you missed them the first time around.

I have a boundless enthusiasm for this series of little comics.

frankencomics:

Flying back to New York, a little knackered but chipper nonetheless. In case it wasn’t obvious SPX was just incredible, one of the best weekends I’ve ever had!

We talked to ol’ Frank and he was such a nice guy! Go, Frank!

frankencomics:

Flying back to New York, a little knackered but chipper nonetheless. In case it wasn’t obvious SPX was just incredible, one of the best weekends I’ve ever had!

We talked to ol’ Frank and he was such a nice guy! Go, Frank!

Attn: katy-rex

Attn: katy-rex

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hikeheart:

The Comic King of SPX #vscocam #smallpressexpo #comics #convention #September #2014 (at Small Press Expo)

It’s me!

hikeheart:

The Comic King of SPX #vscocam #smallpressexpo #comics #convention #September #2014 (at Small Press Expo)

It’s me!

Let’s talk about SPX (part 2)

So what was special about this year? It’s hard to say. Everything seemed to click. Everything seemed to go well. Everything was pretty damn great. (Granted, I say this before having reviewed the footage so let’s assume that turns out okay, all right?)

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There was the new gigantic backdrop for the interviews (shown above with giant me for scale). This sucker is 10’ x 8’ and as pretty as can be and I can’t imagine we deserved it.

There was the wedding! There was a band, a beautiful bride, wonderful speeches, and fun had by all.

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There was the prom! I never expected it to be as awesome as it was and I was expecting it to be pretty awesome.

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There were the interviews! Everyone was so nice and so much fun to talk to. It’s really kind of amazing that they take the time to sit with us when there’s so much going on.

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There was my own personal cosplayer, Katy Rex. Have you ever had someone cosplay as you? If so, we need to compare notes. If not, I’ll tell you it’s a special mix of weird and wonderful and you should be so lucky.

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There were the shirts! Speaking of someone else wearing one of my shirts, this was the year that our shirts got a lot of notice. It didn’t hurt that I made a couple for our buddies, MDT (SPX tumblr guru) and Sam Marx (Exhibitor Coordinator). So much beard! So many handsome!

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There were the sunglasses! Rusty got each of us a pair of these badass sunglasses that EVERYONE was jealous of.

There were also the many times we were recognized and people asked to take pictures with us. There were the people who talked about how much they liked the old interviews. There was one young man, originally from Brazil, now able to come to SPX for the first time since he moved to New York, who brought along his very first comic, and who told me that the SPX interview theme music played in his head every time he passed us interviewing people.

The theme music I use in the opening that I made. He liked it so much, it played in his head when he saw us. I mean, how crazy is that?

So what made SPX special this year? Everything. Everything made it special. I guess that’s just how it works sometimes.

Let’s talk about SPX (part 1)

This year brought us the 20th anniversary of the Small Press Expo, a show I’ve been going to since 1996. Every year is something new. Every year is special in its own way.

There was:

  • the first year Rusty and I went to the show
  • the first year we did our own minicomic
  • the year Frank Miller asked for autograph copies (sort of)
  • the year Neil Gaiman found a copy of our comic on the elevator floor
  • the first year we were going to have our own table (but didn’t because of 9/11)
  • the first year we actually had our own table
  • the year we made a collected edition of our comics and brought along stick figure face cupcakes (promptly devoured by a grade school class touring the show)
  • the year we made a giant stick figure man taller than me
  • the year I was mistaken for Scott Kurtz (and didn’t fess up until it was too late)
  • the year I was mistaken for Scott Kurtz (and fessed up immediately)
  • the year we were nominated for an Ignatz award (alas, it was available for all debut comics) (I still have the nomination badge)
  • the year we drank too much at our table
  • the year we sat next to Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • the first year we did interviews
  • the first year we brought the Mystery Machine of Mystery Questions

And, of course, there is this year.

What was special about this year? Well…

spx:

Hoodie patrol from some old school SPX volunteers, the incredible Yao Xiao, and Rusty & Joe kicking off their interviews with Mr. Tom S!

That was our second interview of the show. We actually kicked it off with a pretty big VIP.

spx:

I am not saying you missed the best thing ever. But it was close.

Hey, it’s me.