Stumptown 2012

FULL BLEED: VACATION ALL I EVER WANTED Did I even write up my Wonder-Con this year? It was dreadful enough that I’m not going to go check. I’ll write up a short review as a reminder: SDCC crowds, expense and hassle without SDCC sales or sunshine (or just clouds) or locale. Oh, and the Anaheim […]

STUMPTOWN PART THREE: TOO LATE TO BEG YOU OR CANCEL IT

FULL BLEED GOES TO STUMPTOWN COMICS FEST, part the whateverth. Here’s the thing. The Stumptown show is at a major crossroads. Which is both scary and exciting. Scary because I love the adorable ragamuffin of a show that I started my MURDER MOON campaign with. It was one of those shows that couldn’t really take […]

FULL BLEED – STUMPTOWN COMICS FEST 2011

Part the two. Also ran into longtime friend and cohort Graeme Macmillan on the show floor, got to catch up and chat for a bit, promised to see each other and talk more sometime that day, as we do every show we’re both at and then promptly manage not to cross each other’s path the […]

FULL BLEED – STUMPTOWN COMICS FEST 2011

PART ONE: IT SPRUNG FROM THIS FIRST ESTRANGEMENT Rain on the tarmac when I hit. Shoulda figured it, being Oregon in springtime and all that. Seemed to be hitting pretty heavy, though, almost monsoonal. Ah, Portland. Give me your food trucks, your obstinately individual throngs, your rosemary fries. Your rosemary fries in particular. Those are […]

Pinhead by Benjamin Marra

As sketched by Mr. Benjamin Marra at the Stumptown Comics Show this last weekend. When I asked him to sketch a Pinhead I thought his head was going to explode with unrestrained glee. It shows in the results. This is actually the first time I’ve scanned anything from the convention sketchbook I’ve had running since […]

Stumptown 2011

Quick note, not the full report by any stretch of the imagination. Stumptown was a very very good show this year. It’s always good, but this year was great, at least in terms of reasons why I like to go to comic shows. Your reasons are likely very different and mileages may vary. Best news […]