My faithful readers!! Happy Friday. I'm pleased to officially announce a few things and remind you of a a couple as well!
First and foremost, I will be tabling at the Chicago ZineFest at Columbia College Chicago's 1104 S. Wabash Building from 11am until 6pm on Saturday the 15th! (THE IDES OF MARCH!) Come find me at table 48, here's that handy map again.
Second, not only will I have copies of Half Asleep Vol. 1 and Cycles but I will have a few minis that you can't get online and are only sold IN PERSON by me. If you can't make it to ZineFest, I hope you will take advantage of my electronic store front and order some of my books!
Saving the best for last. I am EXTREMELY pleased to announce OFFICIALLY that FUGUE: a Family in Three Parts has now been collected into an omnibus edition and will be debuting at ZineFest! I was very hesitant to announce its completion as there were a few moments back there when I didn't think it would happen. However, I have a wonderfully supportive community that encouraged me to give it the 'old Beth Hetland magic' and low and behold, dear readers, a book has been born. Here I am with the very first copy lovingly and proudly gazing at it.
Each book has cream interior pages, color chapter breaks, digital colored covers and is handbound by yours truly. They are a STEAL clocking in at 136pages and for the low, low cost of $12.00 (plus shipping). If you stop by at Zinefest for one of these, you'll save on shipping! Hooray! They will also be at all of the other shows I'm attending this year (listed to the right) while supplies last.
Just when you think things couldn't POSSIBLY become any busier, they always, always do dear reader. If you don't make time for the important people, projects or appointments then you never will. There will always be something boiling on the back-burner that in the time it took you to stir one of your many pots, it has over flowed or exploded meat all over your kitchen (mom). Regardless, this is where I find myself as I'm typing this to all of you. If I don't make time now--when I know I have an appointment to meet, papers to grade, comics to draw, minis to fold--I will find a way, ANY way, to put off what I know in my heart needs to happen. For the good of the Beth.
That being said, exciting stuff is coming down the pipeline EXTREMELY quickly! Conventions! The first of which is happening NEXT WEEKEND! Saturday, March 15th is the Chicago Zine Fest and naturally I'm busy printing minis, assembling funny books and sorting sequential pages. There will be one NEW item at my table but I'm not ready to announce it yet. You'll be able to find me on the First Floor of the 1104 S. Wabash Building at Columbia College Chicago. Here's the inside map!
You can all start marking your calendars now though for Kyle and I to give a one time only performance of a LIVE ACTION COLLABORATION on April 2nd at the Neiman Center in Chicago, IL at 4pm. I hope you can make it! It's going to be very unpredictable and totally weird.
Other news is that on the right hand side of the website, you can see my Convention appearances list! I'll be at all of those place this year and that's pretty much it. I'm slowing down a smidge on the Convention end of things in an effort to focus and direct my attention to projects and personal growth.
Until then, I'll just keep plugging away at Volume 2 of Half Asleep (Volume 1 can be purchased here) and leave these sneak peek images right here for all of y'all!
As well as a super weird one page comic for the CAKE book that I'll be in that debuts at CAKE Chicago at the end of May/beginning of June!