So, the Stumptown Comics Fest is this weekend.
First, hats off to our own Natalie Nourigat for her nominations in the Art and Writing categories for the Stumptown Trophy Awards. The full list of nominees is here. My boys Scott Mills and Jason Leivian also got some nods. Oh, it wasn't that long ago that Joëlle won one of these, was it?
Speaking of, Joëlle and I are both scheduled to do portfolio reviews on Saturday and Sunday, 1-1:45 p.m. each day. Most likely we will be sitting by each other but each talking to a separate artist, though we may do the first couple in tandem to get the feel of it. If you want either of us to evaluate your art, you should get there early and inquire about how they will be lining folks up. Keep in mind, we are not hiring editors, so this is really a chance to get someone to talk over your material without the pressure of worrying about impressing a possible employer.
Though, naturally, knock our socks off and we'll show you around.
The rest of the days will be up in the air. We'll probably be there looking around. I want to see the Craig Thompson Q&A on Sunday if I can.
Mike Allred fans should also note that he is coming and has a last-minute signing scheduled at the Floating World table starting at 4:30 on Saturday.
Current Soundtrack: Arcade Fire, "Burning Bridges;" Antony & the Johnsons, "Where is My Power;" Love, "Alone Again Or;" Super Furry Animals, Dark Days/Light Years