Thursday, January 28, 2010

the trash heap (that is my room) has spoken!

Oh sweet lord.  That's a long while since I've posted on the blog.  How embarrassing.  Whatever, that's the point of blogs right?  Just like webcomics, you're supposed to post a bunch, and then leave it to proof until doubled in size...or is that bread?  I don't know.  What I do know is I've been MIA for a while.

So the Milwaukee Zine Fest was pretty inspiring.  So much so that the four of us (Ramsey, Matt, Leslie and I) have been spending the past two months since the fest organizing a Chicago Zine Fest!  Let me tell you, it's a lot of work, but it's coming along.  Here's the info on a convenient poster:

It's totally free, and open to the public.  Registration is open for Saturday's exhibiting.

So yeah, that's what's going on.  If you're reading this, I would love for you to be involved some how, whether it's mentioning it to a stranger on a train, or devoting every second of the next month and a half to putting it together, or anywhere in between.

I've also started tweeting on Twitter.  I was signing up CZF's Twitter account, and I saw all of my friends on there, and I just couldn't resist.  Sigh.  At least I'm wasting my time on the internet for something somewhat productive.

Here's the rest of my life in brief:
• I'll be exhibiting at MoCCA and the Stumptown Comics Fest (this one's not confirmed yet, but the plane tickets are nonrefundable, so if I don't get a table, I'll volunteer) in April on opposite sides of the country.
• I got a new computer, which actually runs at a reasonable speed.  The last straw was when a website literally said "Your computer is too old to use this page."
• My bedroom is a complete and total disaster, I can not keep it clean, or devote enough time to make it clean in the first place.  It's really drafty too, and the low tomorrow is 4°!!
• I haven't been doing drawing any comics lately (not good if I want to have new stuff by April, which I do).  I've been working on character designs for my new 5-part minicomic series, Love Letters.
Quimby's is AWESOME, today we launched a subscription service, so now you can have your favorite periodical put on hold for you for free!  I bottom-lined the project, and I'm really excited about it, hopefully folks will dig the idea and start subscribing.
• I've been training at Vocalo, to be a collaborator.  I'd direct you to my first audio piece I edited, but I compressed it incorrectly.  So you'll just have to wait until Friday evening.
• James P.B. Duffy is working on new songs!!  We're working on two songs simultaneously, a song I wrote while I was in Friendship is Terrible, and a song Josh wrote about having a crush on a barista.  Pretty awesome, with very different sounds, but some odd similarities.
• My sweetheart has been in Mexico for three weeks, and she's coming back soon (is she in for a weather shock), but I have absolutely no idea what day she's getting back.  No clue.  Does that make me a bad person?
• It's two o'clock in the morning and I'm going to bed.