Archive for September, 2010

The Small Press Expo. Oof.

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Traditions…. TRADITION!

It’s funny how we find ourselves in traditions. So, one tradition ad AdCentral is to poop out a report of sorts after every show. Well, here it is, but it’s going to be a minute one. We are burnt! Not sure if it’s having two shows (Baltimore) so close together, or what, but I feel like I went 8 rounds with SPX, and they had me against the ropes. But that’s a GOOD thing!

Other traditions… It was nice to walk the show Sunday morning with JCC. We see things that we point out to each other. Make jokes. Y’know… just hang. We don’t live near each other, so we really only get to see each other at these funny book gatherings. Also great to see Mr. Phil Jackson. I should probably marry these guys.

Ignatzes! That’s a tradition, right? I was pleased with the winners. Or, I should say that most of the ones I voted for won. Pals like Jim Rugg and Mike Dawson winning bricks is awesome.

I broke a promise to myself. I vowed to never bring a book to a show to get it signed. I brought Kevin’s new Wild Kingdom, though. It was small. Figured I get more of a chance at SPX to get it signed. Nice to chat with him, even though I interrupted him eating. Sorry.

New thing: Adam Hines. It’s weird when you work with someone without ever having a chance to meet them. That was the case with Adam. I didn’t get to actually meet the guy face to face until he was at his first SPX and the book was done. Adam is so cool. His book is awesome and he is awesome. I look forward to doing the APE with this guy!

New thing: Square. As Scott Morse predicted, it would make us a rockstar. This thing is awesome. We can’t wait to tackle their home turf of APE with it. Viva la Tech!

New thing: Dustin Harbin’s Diary Comics… Woah. It is HUGE. We’ll have them for sale later on this week as part of the AdDistro thang.

As always, it’s great to see Lamar. I JUST remembered I meant to ask him something. Doh! Email sent. Also, good to see Jamie Tanner, Joey Weiser, Michael Cho, Tom Devlin, Dan Nadel, Chris Staros, Tom DeHaven… See, this is a path I shouldn’t take. I know I’ll just forget someone’s name and make them not too fond of me. And I WANT to be popular.

OK. I know there is a TON of stuff I could talk about in regards to this show, but I’m just going to let you wonder. Pics if you’re interested, and follow my tweets to see what other gems might escape. I’d talk more, but I’m slammed this week. Lots going on.

Thanks to all the peeps who came out and met with us and to the SPX crew for all their hard work. It IS apprecaited!

Small Press Expo Zay!

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Face front true believers! It’s that time of year again!

The Small Press Expo is this weekend September 11 & 12th in Bethesda, MD.

AdHouse can be foundĀ  @ W39-W40. I think Dino may even be the third part of our little island. Heck. We might have to have a shirt off!

This show will always be special. It is the birthplace of AdHouse, afterall. Or at least the first show we attended as AdHouse.

So, I know you’re wondering what we have lined up. So, here you go:

Making his first appearance ever (I think?) is Adam DUNCAN THE WONDER DOG Hines. I’m fairly certain Adam mentioned bringing some goodies along with him, so please stop by and show him some love.

And didn’t I just party with this guy two weekends ago? I did! Jim AFRODISIAC Rugg will be hanging with us. I think Jim proclaimed he might have a new mini for the show! Or did I dream that? Anyway, if you haven’t read his great mini RAMBO 3.5, he’s put it online for FREE! Please give it a read, and if you’re heading out to the SPX, please consider voting for him!

Local boy wonder Lamar REMAKE Abrams will be along to amaze. I’m told he is rockin’ and rollin’ a new book, too. So, I’m hopefully going to get a sneakysneaky.

This show was MADE for AdDistro. Or visa versa. So, I know y’all will be hittin’ it hard. Just be gentle.

And don’t forget our swell calendar for 2011. Heck, with two Joe Lamberts attending, you can get it double signed!

If you’re good, we might even bring along some of those swell new THBers. Yeah, you’ve been good.