I aways read this emoticon as a boner—not a heart. I only figured it out the other day.
“Start a comics club. That’s basically how the comics scene in Pittsburgh started. Back in the 1970s there were a bunch of comics fans who started hanging out every week to talk about and trade comics. They made a monthly fanzine. And then once a year they had a convention. Sound familiar? It’s fandom. Basically the same thing happened all over the country and the comic book direct market was born out of that and then comic book stores flourished. You know the story probably. There are good parts of the story and bad parts. Lets focus on the good parts.”
check out the thing I wrote HERE about comic book clubs -FS
I got mad at my friend today and I was yelling. I apologized. He said “It’s cool. I know you’re a passionate guy”. That’s always code for “It’s cool - I know you’re a dago hothead” ;)
Sorolla - 1909 - El bano del caballo
Comic Book Sale @ Frank Santoro’s Studio (28th of June 2014)
I really enjoyed this yesterday. Ya gotta love the cardboard signs taped on the scaffolding with the number to call to get in. Owen Kline makes a funny face whilst holding Lane Milburn’s 12 Gems. Drew and Frank in the last shot. I forgot to take flix later on as Katbus, Lala Albert, Aidan Koch, Molly Roth, Sarah Ferrick and others showed up to hang out. This kind of event succeeds at being a low pressure environment for like minded folks to share their ideas.
some dork and Aidan Koch at the comic book sale - photo by A.T. Pratt
some dork at the comic book sale - photo by Renzo Adler