SPX was a surreal experience — so many exhibitors and attendees, it was sensory overload for everyone!
Unfortunately, I didn’t sell as much as I had hoped. But I did pass out a couple hundred postcards, so that was an accomplishment!
The best part — I met so many amazing artists and hope to keep in touch with them. Maybe I’ll see them again at SPX 2014?
Very special thanks to my friend Tina Lee! We’ve been friends since high school and have kept in touch over the years even though I’ve moved away from Maryland. Tina let me crash at her place, share a table with her and her college friends, drove me around, and even cooked dinner for me. So many thanks to Tina! :D
- Tina Lee: coramatus.tumblr.com
Here is my high school friend Jade F. Lee and her collaborator Desmond Seymour. I had a good time venting about racism/anti-semitsim/sexism/political correctness with them over dinner. Also, I thought it was cute that Jade’s mom stopped by my table and bought a button. :)
- Jade Lee: jflammeus.tumblr.com
These guys were the best! I had a lot of fun chatting with them, and I think they were kind of surprised that I had similar tastes in film, etc. as them. :) We ended up trading zines/comics at the end, which was wonderful. Hope to see them at SPX 2014!
- Henry Eudy: ohthehumanatee.com
- Kelly Williams: treebeerdstuff.com
- Christian Sager: christiansager.tumblr.com
I kept passing Anuj’s table and just couldn’t resist buying all three volumes of Genus. I think his flower-headed characters are so cool and really admire the two-page spreads in each volume. I think he was a bit surprised by my enthusiasm, ha ha ha.
- Anuj Shrestha: anujink.tumblr.com
While exploring the floor, I spotted a man carrying two copies of Little Fish, published by Zest Books (where I interned/for whom I am doing some freelance illustrations). I felt a little silly not knowing that Ramsey Beyer was attending SPX, but now that I knew I wanted to introduce myself. Ramsey was really sweet and even bought a copy of The Ink Drinker! Liz Prince, who I believe Zest Books would like to publish, was also there — so I was excited to meet her too.
To my surprise, James recognized me from Tumblr. I had a wonderful chat with him. :D He gave me some free mini-comis and even bought one of my zines — so many thanks to James!
- James Point Du Jour: coffeeroll.com
Paul bought The Ink Drinker and liked it so much that he asked me to contribute to his anthology. Yay, I am so excited for that!!!
- Paul Starr: the.sockdolager.net
Rio and I connected via Twitter, and he stopped by my table to trade. So awesome! Very happy to have his zines in my library.
- Rio Aubry Taylor: lightriot.com
I am very impressed by Aodhan Cumming’s After Uruk (based on the Epic of Gilgamesh) and can’t wait for future chapters. :)
- Aodhan Cummings: hardycases.com
The film-noir aesthetic of G’Night Old Man immediately caught my eye and I had a nice chat with Jared Cullum too.
- Jared Cullum: jaredlovestodraw.com
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