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Well, the show-of-shows has snuck upon us again, and before we know it, we’ll be flying our way North to TCAF.
May 9 9-5 / May 10 11-5 / Toronto, Ontario & FREE to attend!
Because that show HAS SO MUCH GOING ON, I thought it best to inform you the AdRelated TCAF Stuff.
Before the actual show itself, Ethan Rilly and John Porcellino will be having a Pope Hats #4 Launch on Thursday @ The Central from 6:30 – 9:30 in the pm). Here’s the FB event.
You can find AdHouse Books at table 219.
The creators tabling with AdHouse are…
Stuart Immonen & Kathryn Immonen of Russian Olive to Red King (TCAF Debut!) fame ( Saturday 9 – 1. Sunday 11 – 2… but more than likely they’ll be at the table most all the time. )
Sophie Goldstein of The Oven fame ( Saturday 1 – 5. Sunday 2 – 5… but more than likely she’ll be at the table most all the time. )
And then you have the AdPeeps who have their own tables. Like…
Ethan Rilly of Pope Hats fame (#4 is a TCAF Debut!) is at table Wowee Zonk.
Noah Van Sciver of Youth is Wasted fame had to cancel his trip at the last minute.
I hope you all can make it!
Per my last post, I had the opportunity to visit the Center for Cartoon Studies back on April 16th… aka Industry Day.
This had been a goal/hope of mine for a while, since I had heard wonderful stories from friends who had visited. The trip did not disappoint. Here’s the flickr album, if you are so inclined.
One of the purposes of the trip is to give students the chance to meet with someone within the industry. A portfolio review of sorts. Not sure if it will do any good, but I thought I’d blog-link to everyone who met with me. So, here they are:
Sam Bair (Couldn’t find a web page, just a sample shown)
James Lunt (Couldn’t find a web page or a sample)
Also, during the Industry Day panel, we talked a little bit about Ed Luce’s Wuvable Oaf. Specifically, my telling the students about a wonderful interview I read with Ed and how he broke down his production process for his comics. I met Ed a few days later at LineworkNW, and he offered to send me a PDF of that process. So, here you go.
All-in-all, a wonderful trip. If you have a chance to visit, you should.
I realize that by the time this is being read, Spring will have sprung. At least in regards to comic convention/festival season.
So, just a heads up on our plans in the coming weeks…
MoCCA Art Fest: Due to a schedule conflict, and other details, we will NOT be exhibiting at the MoCCA Art Fest this year. That said, Sophie Goldstein will be there debuting The Oven at table 352 Third Floor (Yellow Zone). So, please stop by to tell her how wonderful the book looks, because it really does. Other AdPeeps, like Gregory Benton will be there, so again, please look them up if you can.
CCS: I don’t know what changed up at CCS, but instead of their Industry Day happening in March, it is in April this year. What does that mean for AdHouse? Well, we’ll be attending for the first time EVER. So, looking forward to it. CCS has been creating some of the best cartoonists around, so I’m sure I’ll see some grand portfolios.
Linework NW: Since I was already going to be traveling for CCS, I decided to keep the party going. I’ll be attending my first Linework NW festival. And, I haven’t been to Portland in around 25 years. I’ve seen some of the talent heading to the show, and wow… it looks to be a fantastic time.
Just a note to let you konw we’ll be celebrating the Cartoonists Artists Brooklyn event this November 11th in… Brooklyn!
Hope you all can make it out. It’s a fun show. We’ll have Jim Rugg at our table, debuting his 2nd Notebook Drawings Book.
You can find us at table U15. Yes, someone has put Baby in the corner.
And look for AdPals Katie Skelly at D35 and Gregory Benton at U32.
For those quick of purchase, we’ll have a few copies of Eric Haven’s UR at the table, too.
Damn I’m witty. (See above)
Yes, you read that correctly. We are returning to the left coast to help celebrate the alternativeness that is the Alternative Press Expo.
If you come to the show, and you find us, you will find:
Eric Haven SELLabrating the release of UR.
Me SELLabrating life and stuff.
We’re at table 809. Hope you can make it.
*AND if you want any AdStuff from us at the show, it’s best to get their early, as we are NOT shipping a lot.
(photo by Monsier Geophrey Mason, Esquire.)
With one month until Small Press Expo, I like to just remind all you faithful readers that we’ll be there. Hopefully in our same spot that we’ve had for the past couple years. Update: Yep, we got our same spot, W53 – W55.
We’ve been exhibiting since 2002. With this being the 20th anniversary of the show, we’ve gone BIG with the creators that will be at our tables. (It’s the largest AdGathering that I can ever recall!)
The following creators will be spending time with AdHouse at the following times:
This might be tweaked, as I’ve heard that programming is still being worked out? (Update! Yep, as predicted, programming messed with our schedule, so we had to tweak it a bit.)
While AdHouse proper won’t have any fancy schamcy debuts (yet? Update: Here’s our debut!), the creators will. Jim Rugg will have some of those sweet zines he’s been making of late. Lamar is working on a new Remake mini. Skatie Kelly has a bloodsucker. Those are the ones I know about, and I’m sure the others will be bringing special things, too. It’s the 20th afterall.
Hope you can make it out, and I hope you swing by to say hi.
Small Press Expo September 13 & 14 in Bethesda, MD.
Take off! (I’ve probably done that joke already, eh?)
Anywaze… we’ll be heading north to participate in the excellent celebration of comics known as TCAF. (May 9 & 10 at the Toronto Reference Library!)
Our table assignment is 202, which as you can guess, is up stairs.
Some of the peeps we work with who will be at the show:
Jon Chadurjian will be DEBUTIing his fantastic The Bad-ventures of Bobo Backslack.
Look for Jon on a panel on Saturday from 10 – 11 about debut books. Maybe they’ll answer the following question…
Q: When is a debut not a debut? A: When it’s already debuted.
Gregory Benton will be embellishing copies of B+F for those lucky enough to catch him.
He’ll be at the AdHouse table the following times: Heck. We’re going to try and fit him in all of the time.
Katie Skelly will be slinging the Operation Margarines at you from her table at
250 113. Be sure to catch one.
Because it was announced a little later, I forgot to mention that Ethan Rilly will be exhibiting in the Wowee Zonk area…. which is a very cool area. Can’t wait to stroll through there.
Various AdCreators are on various TCAF Panels, so check them out as you see fit. I guess that’s about it. Looking forward to this!
It’s that time of year! The cool spring weather ushers in the Society of Illustrator’s MoCCA Art Festival… April 5 & 6.
We’re pretty excited about this year for a number of reasons. First, we’ll be hanging with good ol’ Katie Skelly as she introduces the world to the collected Operation Margarine. If you just can’t wait for the MoCCA Art Fest, Katie is having an event at Desert Island on April 3rd, too.
Second, the SoI-MoCCAAF asked if I would be a judge for this year’s Excellence prize. As many of you know, I just can’t wait to push my opinion on others, so I said of course.
Third, a little birdie should tweet tweet some exciting news.
And lucky you who live in NY, because it appears SoI-MoCCAAF went and made it a week-long celebration. Lots of stuff to see and do.
We’ll be at table H1. Hope to see you there. (Photo borrowed from Out of Step Arts 2013 photolog.)
AdHouse Books will be traveling to Brooklyn on November 9th to participate in Comic Arts Brooklyn.
(Image borrowed and altered from Koyama’s Tumblr post!)
For those not familiar, this is the show that rose up out of the ashes of the Brooklyn Comic and Graphics Fest. BCGF was always a monster (quality) of a show, so I expect no less from CAB. Per the image above we are still in the same upstairs room, but have moved across to the other wall to be a Koyama/DQ sammich. #yummy
Like Koyama Press, AdHouse Books is headed to Comic Arts Brooklyn on November 9. However, we are only debuting one new book! (fingers crossed) B+F by Gregory Benton. (Also, pre-AdHouser Katie Skelly will be at table D33, so check out her Operation Margarine.)
11AM-7PM Gregory Benton
11AM-7PM Chris Pitzer
COMIC ARTS BROOKLYN (CAB)
9 November 2013 | At Mt. Carmel Church, Brooklyn, NY | FREE
Hope you can make it.