Following up on my post from earlier this week about the Alternative Press Expo, here’s another round-up of various exhibitors who will attend the show. If you’re exhibiting, drop me an email before Friday and I’ll do one more post before the show this weekend.
Holmes creator Omaha Perez will be hanging out at the AiT/Planet Lar table this weekend:
It’s time once again for my favorite convention, A.P.E., the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco. I can unreservedly recommend this one to everyone, comics fan or not. The focus at this convention is on independent publishers. Virtually every subject matter you can think of is covered there. Super hero comics are almost non-existent and no matter what your interest, you’re likely to find some comics you’ll enjoy. Every year I’m blown away by how much great stuff is there.
I will be promoting HOLMES at the Ait/Planet Lar, tables 434 & 435. I plan on being there Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd for the core hours of 12 – 5 both days.
Also, for the first time I will be bringing select BODHISATTVA and HOLMES original pages to sell, including a few scratchboard pieces.
Lost in the Dark:
Lost in the Dark will be back for its fifth APE at the Concourse in San Francisco, this weekend November 1-2, 2008. Creators Stephen R. Buell and Jeff Davidson will be on hand with a free full-color four-page teaser of the upcoming Lost in the Dark graphic novel, the sci-fi thriller Alien Echo. We’ll also have prints for sale featuring artwork from Buell and the new Lost in the Dark webcomic, Alea. As always, we’ll have plenty of our exclusive Shoot Your TV Read Comics T-Shirts, and copies of Video and Fragile Prophet, which was voted by Ain’t It Cool News as the “Best Independent Comic” of 2006. Any purchase will receive a free APE 2008 Lost in the Dark show poster, as seen attached to this email.
Lost in the Dark will also be twittering (yes, we twitter now) live from the APE floor, taking pictures of all the festivities, in case San Francisco is out of reach. For those lucky ones that make it to the show, Lost in the Dark will be stationed at tables 569 and 570, just come in through the door, and head up the stairs to the right on the right upper level and we’ll do our best not to make awkward eye contact!
I have a new graphic novel Valentine Vol. 3: The Killing Moon that I’ll be signing this weekend at my booth Red Eye Press #563 that is also available in Oct. PREVIEWS shipping in December. In addition to my own work, I’ll be supporting Academy of Art University alumni Ben Jelter’s debut book The Tumor as well as current student work from our illustration department.
I will be in San Francisco this coming weekend, Nov. 1 & 2 for the Alternative Press Expo (APE). This is my 10th consecutive APE appearance, and in fact it’s where El Muerto made his debut back in 1998! 10 years folks, and I still haven’t wised-up to the uphill battle of independent comics! I’ll be at table 504, so please come by and visit, and you know, buy some stuff!
Among the goods I’ll have with me is the long-awaited brand new comic book, EL MUERTO:DEAD & CONFUSED! I’ll also have copies of the EL MUERTO DVD, so if you haven’t picked one up yet, now is the time…. And just in time, too, as Nov. 2 is Dia de Los Muertos!
Sitting adjacent to me at table 505 will be Ted Seko and Michael Aushenker. Ted is the creator of BILLY COLE, the superbaby who fights evil, and also my collaborator on our new imprint, Xomix Comix. Xomix Comix is where I’ll be publishing my new character, DEMOLITION DOVE, a dark humored political comic book exposing the evils of political extremism on all sides! Demolition Dove starts blasting his way to independence in 2009. Michael Aushenker (who,by the way, painted the back cover for my new El Muerto comic) will debut his new collection, CARTOON FLOPHOUSE, and also the first issue of his GUMBY’S GANG STARRING POKEY comic book he’s writing for WildCard Ink. The artist on the Pokey comic, SONAMBULO creator Rafael Navarro, will also be at APE, teaming up with the folks at ATOMIC BASEMENT over at booth 555!
And finally, blog posts from various folks attending APE: