Did you miss me while I was gone? I thought not. Well let’s spare ourselves the tedious reacquaintance and just get right to it!
me and Lisa Hanawalt at SPX
I didn’t get to do much purchasing/reading at this year’s SPX because I spent an inordinate amount of time hiding in my hotel room and/or eating sugar cookies from the bakery. But I can highly recommend everyone I did a reading with at Atomic Books on friday. And I’m not just saying that because I had to read with them, I genuinely love all of these folks’ work.
Corinne Mucha: I love all Corinne’s comics but her reading (Every Single Thought) took a subject that, in most hands, would be tedious and embarrassing, and makes it delightful and hilarious. She’s a rare talent.
Jesse Reklaw: Jesse’s like a pain in the ass older brother who you love/hate, but I already have one of those so he can be yours if you want.
Jon Lewis: Jon’s been doing True Swamp for awhile and it cracks me
up. Hearing him read it out loud at Atomic Books was especially entertaining.
Sarah Glidden: Sarah’s book How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less is about to ask to sleep on your couch but sneak into your bed at 3am because it’s what you secretly wanted anyways, no? Oh wait, I mean hit the bookshelves in November.
R. Sikoryak: does some of the funniest spoof comics around
Vanessa Davis. I pretty much heart everything Vanessa does. Speaking of which, I’ll be joining Vanessa’s book tour for two events in October! Needles and Pens in San Francisco on Oct. 15th and Reading Frenzy in Portland on Oct 23rd.
Here’s both Vanessa and me reading at Atomic Books:
I also did a panel with Kate Beaton who does the amazing Hark! A Vagrant. We discussed idea pages, history, holocaust blow jobs, crackwhores, and you know, whatever it is people on panels talk about. Here’s a photo of Sarah trying to fight Jesse because this is what SPX always boils down to.
And let’s not forget all the inappropriate jokes made every year at SPX since it’s basically like a cartoonist slumber party where everyone is stuck in a hotel together so they drink too much soda and stay up aaaall night because there are no parents around and that’s the basic formula for dick jokes.