Happy Halloween to all the ghouls and goblins out there! The past few weeks have been pretty crazy here so today I’m packing everything in to one giant sized, spook filled post. During the weekend of October 12th and 13th my cartoonist pal Bridgett Spicer and I descended upon the city of San Francisco to thrill and chill unsuspecting attendees at the annual Alternative Press Expo. The turnout and sales were not as spectacular as I was hoping but we had a great time and APE is still one of my favorite shows though the overall interest of convention goers there seems to have turned more towards the craft side of creation as opposed to comics. We still managed to scare up a few sales and met a bunch of terrifyingly awesome creators!
Following APE I was approached by my good friend, and fellow beer enthusiast, James DeLeon to design a logo for his new wing restaurant here in town. I was more than happy to oblige and allowed the establishments name (and possibly some good ole’ Ralph Bakshi) to serve as all the inspiration I would need to allow the logo to rise and strike hunger into the hearts of all who laid eyes upon it. If you’re ever in Salinas, CA and looking for some food so frighteningly full of flavor and spice you’ll tremble visit Fatcat’s Wing Joint at 129 Main St. in Old Town! You’re not scared of a little heat, are you?
Last but certainly not least, I was invited by our very own Current Comics to sign copies of “The Unemployment Adventures of Aqualung” and chat with guests this week to celebrate both the graphic novels release and the wonderfully dreadful holiday of Halloween. It was a blast to see everyone and hang out for a few hours waxing philosophical about horror movies, comics, youtube and other such conversational oddities. A huge thanks to Nick and the Current Comics crew for having me and supporting local artists! Y’all rock! Here are some photo ops taken during the event:
That’s about all for now my visiting trick-or-treaters. Thanks for stopping by and beware tonight kiddies for it is All Hallows Eve when the things that go bump in the night are just around every corner and the dead roam the Earth. So go out there if you dare and have fun but be sure to make it home safe… Preferably before the witching hour!