A BUSY WEEKEND on BOTH COASTS

This weekend I’ll be in Bethesda, MD for the annual Small Press Expo! I gotta say, I love SPX. It’s run by volunteers, features work by a truly amazing lineup of independent and creative artists and entrepreneurs, and last year I missed my flight home and got to spend a long, delightful day looking up weird old newspaper articles in the Library of Congress.

I’ll be in the TopatoCo Nation along the right-hand wall, joined by luminaries and friends such as Kate Beaton, Scott C, Anthony Clark, and many more people whose work you should also already be familiar with. Hope to see you there!

If you’re not going to be at SPX because you’re stuck in dumb ol’ Los Angeles under an extradition treaty, on Saturday the 11th check out the ShadowMachine Art Show in Hollywood! ShadowMachine is the animation company that produces the TV show Robot Chicken, among others, and this art show is all Robot Chicken artists and animators showing off their own personal work. My wife Nikki, a Robot Chicken puppet fabricator, will have several pieces in the show, including sculptures she’s made of characters from the comics Goats, Hark! A Vagrant, Diesel Sweeties and xkcd.

The pony figurine at the art show may well be the last one in the world still available for sale (they were a limited-edition run that sold out very quickly, earlier this year) so come check out the show!