Let me tell you, Jenn and I are keeping busy. We’ve got some new books in the works that we’re really excited to be bringing into the world at the end of March at PIX, the Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo.
One will be a collection of Jenn’s diary comics from this January and February. She’s been working hard and I can’t wait for everyone to see where she’s taking these diary comics. I think they’re going to strike a really beautiful nerve with some people. Hope on over to her site to get a taste of some of her older comics!
Jenn also has a collection of comics and doodles that she’s made over the past year and a half that are full of color and experimentation. It’s going to be a feast for the eyes. I’m excited about the production that we’ll be doing on this one. Jenn is hoping to make a facsimile notebook. Maybe we can even sew the book as a single signature!
I’m going to be putting together my first book of the year! It’s going to be black ink printed on a bunch of different sheets of paper. I hope to make it a reading experiences that lifts the spirits and stays in your memory for a while! I’ve been soaking up the colorful zines that Monica and Souther Salazar have made over the years.
The energy in those books is so refreshing and inspiring. I hope my little book comes close to making you feel that good! It’s going to be silly and experimental and fun.
Here’s a peek at a book design I’ve been playing around with:
We’re also working on putting together an online store of Jenn’s books. You’ll soon be able to get your hands on them if you don’t live in Pittsburgh! More on that soon. For now, I’ve finished my day’s research, went to a teaching training and think it’s about time I put on my headphones to doodle…
Here’s a little peak of what you can expect on the site. Check it out and stay tuned for the coming details. It’s going to be a really special Expo this year, so make a mental note to be in Pittsburgh in early October.
Courtesy of PIX:
PIX HAS BOOMERANGED BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION AT 2839 LIBERTY AVENUE IN THE STRIP DISTRICT! (Google Map: http://g.co/maps/8s292 ) IN OTHER WORDS, PLEASE IGNORE OUR PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT A NEW LOCATION. THIS IS NO LONGER THE CASE. JUST ERASE IT FROM YOUR MIND AND PRETEND YOU NEVER HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT IT. PIX IS PROCEEDING AS ORIGINALLY PLANNED.
Just making sure to keep you posted!
As an aside, my application for the Center for Cartoon Studies is in. Let’s see where things go from here. I’ll keep you posted.
As it stands, I’m working on finding a clean way to print this story on two sides of a sheet of paper that is at least 30 inches long. Lena’s likely going to help me tomorrow. I’ll keep you posted on any developments.
Here’s the online version followed by a second attempt at printing. I had to rubber cement this one. Unfortunately, the color printers I found only went up to A4 and not tabloid printing…Check it out, if ya like.
I’ll be there as a vendor. Be sure to check out my wares. The venue, the Guardian Storage Facility is the most breath taking location for a Comics Expo you could ask for. Bring a friend or two because it’s going to be even more grand than last year. I’ll keep you all posted on guests and things along those lines.