Posts Tagged ‘blog: appearances’.

San Diego Comic-Con THIS WEEK; Improv tournament TONIGHT!

This is a picture of my improv teammate Alison along with the flag that we made this weekend for our team Battlesocks! We are performing TONIGHT at M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA as part of their House Team Tournament. It’s Olympic-themed, so we made a flag. The show is FREE and it starts at 8! UPDATE: We won! So we’re advancing to the semifinals, next Monday the 16th. Come see us then!

Then I’m off to San Diego for Comic-Con. I’ll be at the TopatoCo booth and will have some of the last copies of Beards of our Forefathers and Clever Tricks to Stave Off Death. Did you know that they are out of print? It’s true! TopatoCo and I have some copies left, but there are not many. I’ll have more to say about this later, probably. I’m in process of figuring out what to do about reprinting them, but nothing is certain yet.


Hyperbolic Stickers & TCAF Prints!

(Photo by @donutage)

Good news! My Hyperbolic Upgrade Stickers (one of which is pictured above) are now available at TopatoCo. So, if you want to bundle a sticker order with greeting cards, you can get them from me, or if you want to bundle them with posters or shirts, get them from TopatoCo!

Also, I’ll be in Toronto this weekend at TCAF, and I made some special prints for the show! (Pictured above.) I’d be happy to sign one for you and draw a word balloon indicating what words of advice Gax has for you. TCAF is a free show held in Toronto’s Downtown Reference Library, and it’s a ton of fun! I’ll be on the second floor waving my arms furiously.

I’ll also be at the TopatoCo Book Release/TCAF Kickoff Party on Friday night! Come say hello! Hooray!

Some shows to check out!

Are you in Calgary, Los Angeles, Nashville, Newport Beach, or Baltimore? WELL I GOT STUFF FOR YOU TO DO.


I’ll be at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo next weekend, April 27-29! I’ll be signing books and stuff at the TopatoCo table! That’s pretty cool!

Los Angeles

Thursday, April 26, at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, there’s an improv comedy show called The Grind. They play every Thursday night (and they’re super great and you should go see them and it’s free besides), but on the 26th in particular, opening for them will be the fantastic MC Mr. Napkins, a musician I’ve mentioned before but who deserves another mention. Here he is performing a rap about moustaches.

I can’t wait to see him live again — if he does his song about vegetables, you will be in for quite a treat. (It’s no party hit of the summer, but what is?) Also I perform improv at this theater every other Monday with my team “Battlesocks” but that is neither here nor there.

Other Places

My friend and filmmaker Michael Mohan is bringing his feature comedy Save the Date to film festivals around the country! It’s co-written by (and based on work by, and featuring art by) cartoonist Jeffrey Brown, it stars Lizzy Caplan (Party Down), Alison Brie (Community), Geoffrey Arend (Super Troopers), and Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks), and it’s great. Some upcoming screenings are:

April 21 – 5:30pm – Regal Green Hills Stadium 16*
April 24 – 2:15pm – Regal Green Hills Stadium 16
Tickets & Info

April 28 – 8:15pm – Triangle Square 5**
May 3 – 7:45pm – Island Cinema 3
Tickets & Info

May 4 – 8:00pm – Charles Theatre***
May 6 – 2:00pm – Charles Theatre
Tickets & Info

* Actor Lizzy Caplan and director Michael Mohan will be in attendance for a Q+A.
** Director Michael Mohan will be in attendance for a Q+A.
*** Co-writer Egan Reich and director Michael Mohan will be in attendance for a Q+A.

You can read reviews of the film here (the Onion AV Club gave it an A-!). In addition to these particular festivals, there’ll be more info on future screenings in other cities posted to the Save the Date Facebook page, here.

The film premiered at Sundance this year and it’s currently being shopped around to distributors, so I’d like to give it all the support it can get! If it’s coming to a town near you, you might say you should…SAVE THE DATE

for the screening

This weekend: WonderCon!

This weekend I’ll be at WonderCon, in its new location at the Anaheim Convention Center! Kris Straub and I will be at Booth 617, near Dave Kellett, Danielle Corsetto and other fine friends.

The show is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and I’ll be there the whole time, provided they let me sleep in the bathrooms. WE SHALL SEE.

Upcoming appearances (San Diego & Seattle!)

This weekend I’ll be in San Diego for ConDor, a friendly neighborhood sci-fi convention! I will be speaking, opining, and making enemies discussing the following:

SATURDAY, 4PM: “Synergy between Writer and Illustrator” — Kevin Gerard, Jennifer K. Fong, Laura Brodian Freas, David Malki !, Sue Dawe.

SATURDAY, 5PM: “Extemporaneous Story Telling: Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory 2″ — Our panelists take elements from the audience and tell the conspiracies that interconnect them. Gradually they interweave these elements into a theory that explains EVERYTHING. David Malki !, Sherwood Smith, Chris Weber, David Ross, Mike Bocianowski.

SUNDAY, 10AM “The Making of Wondermark” — Comics created live on stage, in front of your very eyes!

SUNDAY, 11AM Autograph session in the dealer’s room.

SUNDAY, 12PM “Ebooks and the Future of Publishing” — Richard Dean Starr, John Oliver, David Malki !, Val Ontell, J. M. Perkins. (I’m moderating this one.)

SUNDAY, 1PM “What Makes a Story Steampunk?” — David Malki !, Scott Farrell, Denise Dumars, Sharon Mock, David Lee Summers.

SUNDAY, EVENING “David please go to bed” — My brain

At the end of March I’ll also be in Seattle for the Emerald City Comicon, which is three days long this year and will surely, surely be an amazing show. Come say hello!

Also on my calendar for the spring are:

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, April 27-29

Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 5-6

Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, May 26-27 — My first-ever Vancouver appearance. (Oh, and the show is soliciting volunteers now!)

And maybe others too!