MYRTLE BEACH/SF/NEW STICKER!
Yeah–haven’t blogged in a looong time.
MYRTLE BEACH WRAP-UP!!
The one thing I learned from my trip is NEVER FLY SPIRIT AIRLINES!! You think you’re getting a good deal, but what you’re doing is rolling a pair of rather shady dice. I knew I was in for something when I arrived at their counter at LAX and found something akin to a Big Lots going out of business extravaganza.
I survived and made it to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Land of the most elaborate miniature golf courses I have ever witnessed, and many, many, many pancake houses. I was invited out there by the Weekly Surge newspaper as a special guest at X-Con, the local comic book convention. It had everything! A wrestling ring! Rocky Horror Picture Show performance! Margot Kidder (very nice, by the way)! And, inexplicably, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer lip-sync performance!
Highlights: Closing down the Sun City Cafe , discovering a popular local newspaper that consists only of mugshots, my artwork featured on the cover of the Surge along with an interview and much praise from fine editor Kent Kimes :
Hole in the wall restaurant Mr. Fish (with the great t-shirt: “If it smells like fish, eat it!”), right next door was the Fresh-Brewed coffeehouse (art, coffee, library and performance space!), my slideshow at Palmetto Studios/Corsair Comics alongside a burlesque show, and last, but not least: the crazy miniature golf courses!!
Thanks to Kent, Abby, Derrick, Diana, for making it happen!
I’LL BE UP IN SAN FRANCISCO, THIS THURSDAY, 5/31/12
I’ll be sitting on a panel with the great Morrie Turner (Wee Pals), showing some slides, and talking trash at San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora. The event is called Black Ink, and I plan on spilling it all over 3rd St. and Mission, where the museum is located. I’m psyched to be there as a guest, and happy that Andrew Farago, good pal, the savior of my Kickstarter campaign, and gallery manager of the Cartoon Art Museum, will be monitoring.
You can score tickets to the event here.
NEW PREQUEL-DENIER BUMPER STICKER AVAILABLE IN THE STORE!
I really felt I wasn’t doing enough to promote my burgeoning Star Wars Prequel-denial movement, so I came up with this spiffy bumper sticker to show the world that it’s okay to shut out traumatizing experiences and pretend they don’t exist. Get yours today!!