Saturday, September 26, 2009

Small Press Expo

My SPX badge.
Anyone who got a Free Shit who comments here gets Lifetime Awesomeness Award.
The big guy on the bottom actually is making pita bread for some of the most awesome falafels I have ever tasted. Each one is about the size of a small cat.
If it weren't for this girl, I would probably be still standing next to my locked car in the rain.

I did not buy anything from this booth, I think.
Some lovely photos.

Just a few of the souvenirs I picked up at my first SPX. I hauled in a bunch of free/discount swag, including a bag of M&Ms, I met a bunch of cool people, and I got to see Peter Kuper (not shown) talk.
I also locked my keys in my cars, necessitating a 2 hour subway/jogging trip to get my spare keys.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chestertown Book Festival

I recently made the logo for the First Chestertown Book Festival. I was dead sick while I made this, but now that I'm better, I'm pleased at how well it came out. If you're on the Eastern Shore of Maryland during the weekend of November 13th, tell everyone how much you admire the logo.

Teatrio Online Portfolio

My entry to the Teatrio International Illustration competition has been posted in the online exhibition here. A lot of good artists got in, but fortunately, they list the entries alphabetically, rather than by place, or I would be a lot farther down the list.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Fired up! Ready to Go!

I went to the College Park Obama rally on Thursday. The part that really got me was not the fact that, yes, young healthy people like me will be required to buy health care, and it wasn't the solitary jerk who tried to shout the President down and was hauled off by a 300-pound security guard, it was his "fired up! ready to go!" anecdote. When you're in a stadium full of people shouting "Fired up!" you can't help but join in, and you definitely can't help but feel fired up yourself.

Of course, 30,000 people fired up about a health care reform isn't necessarily all that useful after they leave the arena and haven't miraculously become members of congress.

New: live sketch from the rally, before Obama came on. You could tell the marching band was running out of songs when they started playing "Copacabana".

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A Hysteria of American Health

Bottom line being, America (the country I know best) has always been a little loopy on the subject of health care. We could be doing worse, but why bother, when it's so easy to do better.