Calgary photos & a TALE OF VICTORY.

Calgary photos & a TALE OF VICTORY.

Just look at that strapping fellow in the photo! What a delightful book he’s holding, what a clever shirt he’s wearing! (Pay no attention to the seething jealousy seeping from the eyes of the man in the background. He is clearly a man consumed.)

Many, many thanks to the hero of the photo and the many others who came to visit at the Calgary Expo. It was tremendous fun and I sold out of pretty much everything I brought, which made it even more fun. We had a blast playing Machine of Death Draw & Guess on Sunday, and all in all I left Calgary feeling INSPIRED.

Not least because of an incredible achievement I managed on the way home:

…I am the type of person who wants things to work out. I want puzzle pieces to fit, and I want objects to be aligned. I once sorted a stack of bills by serial number because I was bored. I stack coins by size, take exhausting and overlong trips because I can make the itineraries mesh like beautiful gears, and before every trip I agonize over which suitcase will most exactly fit the things I need to pack. I HATE the idea of 43 Canadian cents burning a worthless hole in my pants as I cross the border home.

(Read more on my Tumblr)

Here is a picture I drew in a book:

Calgary photos & a TALE OF VICTORY.

And here is a newspaper headline that I saw:

Calgary photos & a TALE OF VICTORY.

…Which at first glance appears to indicate that R2-D2 and a charming moppet dove from a bridge to save a drowning man in an incredible moment of heroism.

Unless R2-D2 is what they mean by “motorist.”


^ 3 Comments...

  1. Mike Kendrick

    Thanks again for the dapper Gax sketch! I’ve since booked a phrenologist’s appointment to have my gargantuan skull examined for faults.

  2. Roborat

    Cool, my picture on teh internets. I am famous now. … and I see I need to lose some weight.

    Seriously, I really enjoyed the chance to meet you, and I am glad you and all my other favourite webcomic artists could travel to the boonies of northwestern Canada so we could meet them in the flesh. Best weekend ever.

  3. Rabbit

    Hey, so you passed through Metro Vancouver! I was within 20 miles of David Malki!! Exciting!