Saturday, February 27, 2010

Staple! Austin TX March 6!!

What's Better than SPACE! Staple! They put on one hell of a show! Staple!'s sixth show is March 6, 2010 in Austin, Texas at the Monarch Event Center. Monarch Event Center in the Lincoln Village Shopping Center at the corner of 2222 and I-35, right across from Highland Mall and convenient to great hotels and restaurants.
Doors open at 11am. Just $5.
Special guests Guy Davis, Andy Runton, Chris Schweizer, and Jason Neulander.
Over 85 exhibitors.
Go to Staple! for more info.

Monday, February 22, 2010

We Knew Him When: Jim Rugg

Jim arrived at SPACE in 2002 under the nom de plume, Dick Troutman, with some "Outfitters" under his arm. Unfortunately, I never picked up a copy. A year later "Dick" was back with the "Street Angel" mini-comic and he got me hooked. In 2004 and 2005 Jim himself showed up. He turned up again in 2008 without anything new. (Yeah, we keep track. Creepy.) So we're really excited he will be making his triumphant return to SPACE this year with not just one new book but three-- One Model Nation from Image, The Guild from Dark Horse, Afrodisiac from Ad House.

One Model Nation is an original graphic novel from Image, written by C. Allbritton Taylor, also known as Courtney Taylor-Taylor, lead singer of The Dandy Warhols. Credited as "historian" is Donovan Leitch, of Nancy Boy, Camp Freddy, and some movie acting roles. The two are co-credited as coming up with the original concept as well. Jim produced the bulk of the art.

It's a "historical fiction" about a German band called One Model Nation that is active during a time of political upheaval.

The Guild is a three issue mini series written and created by actress Felicia Day, the book is based on the award-winning internet show of the same name. Artwork on the project is provided once again by Jim Rugg. Its storyline explores the lives of a group of internet role-playing gamers known as the Knights of Good.

And last but not least -Afrodisiac. With Afrodisiac Jim is teamed once again with his Street Angel writer, Brian Maruca . Afrodiaiac is a send up of the blacksploitation movies and comics of the 70's.

Here's an interview with Jim at The Daily Cross Hatch

and a review of the book by David Brothers at 4thletter! All the details are at Adhouse Books, including a Limited "Deluxe" Edition:

and a review by our favorite reviewer, J. Caleb Mozzocco at Newsarama


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Guy Davis

I'm thrilled to hear that Guy Davis is tabling at the show this year. I've been following Guy since his days at Caliber on Baker Street. Currently he's been working on BPRD for Dark Horse.

Past work includes Sandman Mystery Theatre (DC), his creator owned Marquis series (pictured av, Unstable Molecules (one of the best Fantastic Four stories to come out in recent memory), Baker Street, Zombies that Ate the World, and many more.

Here's a recent interview with him via CBR.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Interview w/ Paul Hornschemeier

Paul Hornschemeier Interviewed by Royal Jelly from John Orlow on Vimeo.

I didn't do this interview but Paul posted an interview up recently. He's coming back to S.P.A.C.E. this year. It'll be good to see him again. He has a new Forlorn Funnies coming out in the fall from Fantagraphics.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Review of Ed Piskor's Wizzywig Vol. 3 Fugitive at TCJ

There is a review of Ed Piskor's Wizzywig Vol. 3 "Fugitive" at the Comics Journal
Ed is scheduled to appear this year at SPACE.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Premiere Comics Start Tonight!

Cover shots and discriptions of the first 4 comics which will premiere at SPACE are up at
Keep coming back as we add more.