4.18.2012

Gimme a Pepsi Free

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This week has been busy, busy, busy!! First up, comic news.

COMICS:
I've been screen printing a lot...

A. LOT.

Mainly to get ready for all the conventions I'm going to between now and next September. So I did a bunch of re-prints of Fugue Part 1, Fugue Part 2, AND special limited edition screen-printed and hand assembled (for my students only)Cycles. All of these comics are available for purchase at the Store! Kyle and I get our ACTUAL copies of Cycles back from the printers on FRIDAY! How exciting.


Limited. Get ready students!

I started drawing a new comic that I can only tell you VERY LITTLE about because it will be performed ONLY at one event (so far) and is being made SPECIAL for this event... Mark your calendars, Chicago-land/midwest friends... May 18th. BRAIN FRAME 6! Kyle O'Connell and Beth Hetland.

ALSO:
The legendary Beth-giggle has been caught on film AGAIN! Check it out at about 1:39 in this awesome Chicago ZineFest video.

ADVENTURES:
I went to a lecture that the Art Institute was hosting with panelist Ivan Brunetti, Neal Adams, Geoff Darrow, and JJ


Illustration rejected by the Conan the Barbarian folks drawn by Geoff that was considered "too violent." Hahahaha.

I also attended C2E2, not as an exhibitor, but as an attendee. (Technically speaking they let me have an Educators pass... coooooool). I saw some good friends but, as this was only the second "main stream" con I'd ever been to, I was thoroughly overwhelmed. I didn't buy anything but I saw Dotcom (from 30 Rock), Tyrell Cannon (my buddy who was tabling), some students (making work as well as attending! Great work y'all!), John Porcellino and the Top Shelf fellas, but most importantly...


Captain America (as played by Steve Holliday)

Jen and I also made our popcorn on a cob. The first round was a disaster!

But we got better at it.

OTHER UPDATES:
I've been jotting down ideas, or as Kyle likes to call it "collecting my bricks," for Fugue Part 3. Things seem to go much slower when you have to conclude... Any other writers/cartoonists struggle with this? I feel like I'm having a daily 'what does it all mean!?' argument with myself. Let me know... am I alone?

See y'all next week!

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