A.P.E., the Alternative Press Expo is just around the corner – - November 1 & 2 in San Francisco.
From their site: "The special guest list for APE 2008 includes Jessica Abel (La Perdida), Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), Megan Kelso (The Squirrel Mother), Matt Madden (99 Ways to Tell a Story), Ethan Nicolle (Chumble Spuzz, courtesy of SLG Publishing), and Chris Ware (The ACME Novelty Library). As always, APE will be filled to the rafters with a whole slew of other amazing artists, writers, and creators."
The image at the top is an excerpt from the web comic Calamities of Nature by Tony Piro. A lot of the time I find new blogs and sites because they linked here at boneville. This will take you to his blog about getting ready to go to A.P.E. for the first time as an exhibitor (I hope; the link was a little sticky just now). He also remembers attending the first A.P.E. in 1994!
Going to A.P.E. is always exciting, especially the first time you set up a table. I remember attending the very first A.P.E. in San Jose with Dave Sim. It was at that show that I met Paul Pope for the first time.
Speaking of Paul (artwork above), he has a page up on his blog from Battling Boy, his new project coming out from First/Second.
Here’s a link for you: Kevin Hanna, the guy behind Google’s Lively, and editor of the new graphic novel Sixteen Miles to Merrick’s by a cartoonist named Barnaby Ward, says he reads the blogs of both Craig Thompson and me, and has figured out the secret of our creative process. The picture of Craig is guaranteed to make you say; Holy S#*t!
The above art is from Sixteen Miles to Merricks and Other Stories By Barnaby Ward.
Hope you are enjoying RASL #3. Don’t forget to leave a comment about it, because I want to know what you think!