Stumptown 2013 Post-Carnage Report

Holy cow, folks!  What a weekend!  Stumptown Comics Fest was fantastic! Thank you to everyone who came by to show support or purchase some books from the amazing artists exhibiting.   Before I launch into Stumptown details, a couple quick announcements:

BACK ISSUES

I have started a (hopefully) ongoing podcast with Justin Fah of In This Issue Podcast, where we analyze older comics that we find interesting or declare “must read’s”. The first one was released this week. Check it out as we discuss Green Lantern: Willworld, drawn by one of my favorite artists, Seth Fisher.  Click below or subscribe to In This Issue podcast on iTunes:

Back Issues- Green Lantern Willworld

REVIEWS & SUCH

Those fine folks over at Spandexless saw fit to finish up the Gary series with another kind review:

Gary: Book Three Review

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They also took the time to explore one of my older Simon comics, “Mercy”

Simon: “Mercy” Analysis

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Now on to the wacky exploits at STUMPTOWN…

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Manning the table with me was my trusty sidekick (and younger brother) Logan.  

He also helped create the newest Simon comic, which we had available at the show.

stump13-jamSo attendees were given these awesome jam-poster one sheets, which they could bring to artists to fill in.  

I did a few throughout the weekend, including this Simon piece.

stump13-jam1I was stoked to also contribute to a jam poster featuring one of my current comic heroes, Brandon Graham.

I’d like to think this is just our first collaboration.

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Speaking of Brandon Graham, I geeked out at how he one-upped Simon Roy’s signature on my

Prophet TPB.  Farel Dalrymple also added his own touch.  Dirty fellows.

I also picked up Farel’s It Will All Hurt from Study Group Comics.

stump13-jackI was fortunate to be surrounded on all sides by some of my amazing comic book colleagues,

including Mr. Jack Bracken, who did this wonderfully racy poem for me.

stump13-IPRCReid Psaltis took a time out to show me around Portland’s very own IPRC.  Cool joint!

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And of course, there was much food and drink to be had.  From left to right/top to bottom:

Broder, Pacific Pie (x2), Little Big Burger, Biwa, Blue Star Donuts, Lardo’s, Teardrop, more Blue Star.

Not pictured: Bunk, Luc Lac, Pine State Biscuits, Wurst

I’m not great about taking pictures, so you’ll have to look through the Stumptown Tumblr to find more shots of me and other exhibitors.

ART BATTLE

In the 11th hour, I was invited to participate in the famous Art Battle at the Stumptown afterparty, hosted by Ezra Clayton Daniels!  My team was doomed to lose as we were the ‘away team’ vs. the Portland home team.  But we gave it our best shot, fighting through language barriers (I’ve never had to explain auto-erotic asphyxiation to a frenchman before), shake-weights, and insults.  Really, I thought including Robocop in our G.I. Joe team drawing would ensure our win.  But hey, it was all in good fun.

I had an awesome trip.  Special shout out to The Con Crew: Josh Shalek, Neil Brideau, Reid Psaltis, Kenan Rubenstein, & Jack Bracken.  Finally all of us in one place!  Couldn’t ask for a better group of creators to share a convention with.   Also it was great to see the incorrigible Beth Hetland, the lovely Nomi Kane, and the edgy Ezra Clayton Daniels.

I have some BIG announcements coming in my next post. So stayed tuned next week for the details!

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stump13-hoodbye bye Portland…


Stumptown Comics Fest this weekend!

Hey ya’ll…

STUMPTOWN COMICS FEST IS THIS WEEKEND!  And guess who will be there?  Yep… ME.  And if that’s not a good enough reason to visit this amazing fest, might I present Exhibit A:

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So as you can see, there is an awesome little block of tables right in the middle of the con (thanks to Neil and Kenan for the map!).  I’m in the good company of Neil Brideau, Jack Bracken, Kenan Rubenstein, Reid Psaltis, our old pal Josh Shalek, and some other new friends!  And as if THAT isn’t enough, I have a couple other amazing comics colleagues tabling at the show: Beth Hetland & Ezra Clayton Daniels!

Wow… this is going to be an epic weekend of indie comics!  If you are anywhere NEAR Portland, you MUST come to the show!  Here are some more reasons why you should attend:

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I’m premiering a new Simon mini comic that I co-created with my brother.

Victus_PrevcopyI’ll have a 6 page preview of my upcoming comic Victus,

along with a special treat for anyone who pre-orders issue 1 at the show.

Speaking of Victus:

Victus_scanI’ve been scanning like crazy!

Victus-AlphonseAnd what’s this?  A preview for issue 2 already!?

INSPIRATION

Some images that have inspired me lately…

longfellow hyperion12I wish I could make books like this.

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BARTKIRA!  Genius.

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I saw Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color.  Wow.

a (75)And I’ll end with another Kirby moment of zen.

Hope some of you can come down to the show this weekend!  Mention the blog and I’ll give you a discount on any purchase!

– Tyrell


Emerald City Comicon Post-Carnage Report

Wow, what a great weekend in Seattle!  Thanks to everyone who came out to Emerald City Comicon 2013 and said hi!  Extra special thanks if you were kind enough to purchase something from me.  ECCC 2013 was a madhouse.  A good mix of cosplayers, comic nerds, art connoisseurs, and indie comix fans.  Here’s the story in pictures folks:

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Me and my table.

ECCC-13-joshMy gracious tablemate Josh Shalek signing for a fan.

ECCC-13-janI was SUPER stoked when I saw that Simon Roy had copies of the out-of-print Jan’s Atomic Heart at his table.

ECCC-13-royI’m a huge fan of Prophet, as you know.

Simon was also kind enough to sign my Prophet TPB.  Dirty man that Simon Roy…

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I was lucky to have m’lady T-money along on this trip.  She snapped this Reservoir Dogs Shot of me.

ECCC-13-toppotAnd of course, I had to try the fabled Top Pot Doughnuts.  I was not disappointed.

It was great to meet some new folks in this new city.  But I was happy to see the friendly faces of my talented friends:

Reid Psaltis… Reid’s new prints are absolutely beautiful.  Check them out!

Jack Bracken… A wordsmith supreme!

and of course Josh Shalek, one of the best table-mates ever.  Josh’s Welcome to Falling Rock is a fine piece of cartooning.  Get on board now!

I had some previews of my new book Victus at the show, which I’m happy to say I ran out of.  Here’s another little peek at work in progress:

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Thats all for now.  More next week!

-Tyrell