ZINE FEST 2008
June 4, 2008
Listen, The truth is, I hate writing in this blog.
I never know what to say and after I write something It makes me sick. I don’t think anybody reads this thing anyway. I guess I should write about what I’ve been up to recently…..
I’ve been working very hard making a name for myself in the world. I just finished up the 2nd issue of Blammo two. I used myself as a character in this issue a lot more. It was easier to just go with drawing some of my own life this time around. It turned out to be a pretty negative comic book but in a good way. A funnier way. I’ve shown a few pages to some people and they liked it, so… When I’m not drawing for Blammo I’m drawing for Westword. Interviewing bands and drawing it into a comic strip. This job has been very good for me and made my name recognizable around colorado. Westword also sends me on assignments to rock shows and has me write a review of the show in a comic strip. I’m still contributing to a few magazines here and there.
I’m going back to school in the fall to take some graphic design classes. This will help me out very much in the future.
A few days ago I was a part of the annual Denver Zine Fest. It’s always really fun. The night before they had a zine reading in an old building which I attended. I saw a well known comic artist named John Porcellino there. I walked up to him and said “hey, john.” Thinking I would introduce myself to him. But to my surprise he already knew who I was and told me he liked my comics.
The next day during the Zine Fest I pestered him a bit. Looking back on it, It’s embarrassing. I brought 20 copies of Blammo and 20 copies of a mini comic I did and Sold out! I had to leave early. I got so much love from people that day that my ego has become it’s own entity.
I quit my job at the bagel shop a month ago and I think I’m getting soft. I need to find another job that allows the average joe to come in and verbally and figuratively urinate on me for as little pay as possible. I’m thinking of something that has to do with burgers.