Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Small Press Exhibitors & Creators @Mid-Ohio Con

The exhibitors and creator commons lists are now up for Mid-Ohio Con.

Exhibitors (including Back Porch Comics at booth 702) are at

and other small press creators are at

I will also be a panelist in a small press panel on Sunday at 3:00 PM with Chuck Moore (Comics Related) and Lora Innes (Dreamer).

Con Info:

October 3–4, 2009

Greater Columbus Convention Center

Exhibit Hall E

Columbus, Ohio

Monday, September 28, 2009


Comic Book Guy entertaining a film offer after self publishing his comic. From "The Simpsons" Season 21 Ep. 1 Aired 9/27/09.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Oh Comics & SPACE Exhibitors @ Mid-Ohio Con

Back Porch Comics proudly announces the publication of Oh,Comics! #18 “Earth”. Dig it! 76 salt of the earth pages containing 18 rock solid strips by 13 dirty creators! (Okay too far.) The alluvium anthology will premiere at the Mid-Ohio Con in Columbus Ohio (on the Glacial Till Plain) on October 3 and 4, 2009. At $3.50 it’s dirt cheap! (Okay that sucked but we did resist the urge to say “It rocks!”) Also available on-line at http://www.backporchcomics.com/ on October 5. 2009.

Covers by Sue Lense

The Great Reclamation by Ben Small

Blink: Why Bother? By Max Ink & Jonathon Riddle

Wasted Potential by Ray Tomzcak

Onion City in Spring by Sue Lense

Muck and Myerson! by Brent Riches

Vugz by Bob Corby

R.A.IN.B.O.W. : As the Worms Turn by Michael Carroll

Wasted Potential by Ray Tomzcak

A Fairly Short Cornelia Story by Kel Crum

Memories of Earth by Matt Levin

Dirt by Tom Roberts

Onion City by Sue Lense

Hugh Manatee by Matt Wyatt

Wasted Potential :Uncle Norm’s Puzzle Page by Ray Tomzcak

‘Lil F.E.D.S.: Defenders of the Earth Sand by Steve Myers

The Kansas City Tots Versus The Sand Men by Steve Myers

Onion City by Sue Lense

Marcel’s Effortless Garden by Bob Corby

Besides Oh, Comics! #18 there will be a contingent of SPACE exhibitors premiering comics at the show:

Craig Bogart- The Ineffables: Order of Succession

Craig Bogart & Brent Bowman -Allied Powers #2

PANEL- Panel 14: Horror

Fan-Atic Press- ODD COMICS #1 by Dan Burke

Stephen Hines -Clyde the Redneck #2 & Valedictorian USA #1

Ryan Claytor from Elephant Eater Comics- And Then One Day #7 and The Machinist

Joseph Morris from TORC Press -The Hot Fudge Sundae Adventure Club

Also in attendance will be Cosmic Moustache Comics, Sunday Comix, Joe Shover (Zonetrooper), Ren McKinzie- Blades Edge Illustrations, Mason Easley ( Psychic Soldier Kai )and Chuck Moore - Writer, Killer Robots Love You – Webcomic and the mastermind behind Comic-Related.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SPACE Prize Judges

We are getting close to announcing the 2009 SPACE Prize finalists but before that we'd like to get you acquainted with our judges.

For the General category our judges will be J. Caleb Mozzocco and returning judge, Tim Corrigan.

Caleb is a freelance writer who lives and works in Columbus, Ohio. He blogs about comics at http://everydayislikewednesday.blogspot.com/ and also contributes to Blog@Newsarama. Some of his blogs have been picked up at Journalista on the Comics Journal website and Heidi McDonald's The Beat.

Tim has been producing comics since the late 70’s under his New Voice Media and C& T Graphics imprints. Check out his Mightyguy comics along with tons of other titles. Also he was the publisher of the Small Press Comics Explosion and later the Small Press Creative Explosion. The SPCE was the reason many small press publishers got involved in publishing their own comics back in the 80’s including a certain SPACE event coordinator. Tim is a SPACE Life Time Achievement Award winner

In the Mini-comics / Short Story category our judges are Matt Feazell and Max Ink.

Matt has been producing mini-comics under the Not-Available imprint since the early 80's. He is best know for the Amazing Cynicalman and making his customers draw. Matt is also a SPACE Life Time Achievement award winner.

Max is a Columbus small press staple. He has been contributing to small press publications since the late 80's and has concentrated on his own creation Blink for the last decade or so. Max is also very active in the Small Press community founding organizations like Sequentially Speaking and Sunday Comix. He is also a guest blogger here and will help keep us up to date on a lot of the Columbus comics happenings along with the latest SPACE news.

In the Web-comics category I will be acting as one of the judges and we're still looking for another.

The third judge in each of these categories will be the SPACE 2009 exhibitors. The exhibitors vote will be weighted as an equal vote along with the other two judges in each category.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

John Porcellino Book Signing Tour

Legendary small press artist/writer (and S.P.A.C.E. alumni) John Porcellino is on tour across the United States promoting the release of his newest collection of comics, Map of My Heart (released Sept. 29 and published by Drawn & Quarterly) and will be arriving in Columbus on Monday, October 12 for an appearance at Wholly Craft (3169 N. High St., http://www.whollycraft.net/) beginning at 7pm. (Interesting to note: Ohio has been called "The Heart of It All" and John will be making a grand total of 4 appearances throughout this fair state. He'll be in Akron on Sept. 23 @ Square Records, Cinci on Sept 29 @ Shake It! Records & on Oct 10 he'll be @ Cleveland's Visible Voice. For a full tour listing, see here.)

Map of My Heart celebrates the twentieth anniversary of John Porcellino’s seminal and influential comics zine, King-Cat Comics, which he started self-publishing in 1989 and which has been his predominant means of expression. In this collection, while Porcellino is living in isolation and experiencing the pain of divorce, he crafts melancholic, tender graphic ballad of heartbreak and reflection.

Known for his sad, quiet honesty rendered in his signature deceptively minimalist style, Porcellino has a command of graphic storytelling as sophisticated as the medium’s more visually intricate masters. Few other artists are able to so expertly contemplate the sadness, beauty, and wonder of life in so few lines.

Patrick Porter will accompany John with some fine acoustic music.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Website Design is Up

The re-vamped SPACE website is up and running. Just go to
http://www.backporchcomics.com/space.htm (if you're not already there.)
Beside the new look we've also added the current exhibitors list for 2010, info on exhibitor tables, the beginning of our media kit, some history of the show, more accessible contact info, hotel info and some snazzy buttons.
And in case you're afraid you will only get to listen to me, we will be adding a few other bloggers to the news page.
Thanks to Tom Williams for the great new design and the persistence it took to get me to make the change.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Venue for SPACE 2010

SPACE 2010

April 24 & 25, 2010
Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Columbus 4900 Sinclair Rd. Columbus OH 43229

Off I71 at the Morse / Sinclair exitFree Parking, Special Hotel Rate, Airport Shuttle.

For the hotel room block with a rate of $79.00 a night at the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center 4900 Sinclair Road Columbus, OH 43229 call (614) 846-0300 or toll free number 877-609-6086 and ask for the "SPACE room block" or download, fill out and e-mail (or fax) the reservation form.
The hotel offers 262 deluxe guest rooms, Justin’s Place Restaurant and Bowties Lounge, indoor pool, a large whirlpool, fitness center, complimentary parking and airport transportation.
The cut off date for the group is April 2, 2010.
Reservation Form