Wednesday, April 25, 2018

2018 San Diego Comic Fest

Because most of us are indies! We don't
got no stinking comicsgate.
The Ka-Blam printing T-shirt - a great
company! I get free printing cash
whenever I post a photo of me wearing
it at a show.
Check them out at
You won't be sorry!
Resort Ladies!
Roberta Gregory and me.
Just got back from the San Diego Comic Fest, run by the guys who originally ran the San Diego Comicon. 

It's a dear little pure-comics show, full of indies and undergrounds where I fit best, one-of-a-kind isolated self-owned that I am. 

Roberta and the SDSU sign.
It's held in the old-style bungalow-and-palms-and pools Town and Country Resort. So many old friends were there, too. 

This all started when San Diego State Special Collections wanted to have Roberta Gregory down for a presentation, and to organize their adding her work to her collections, as they already had done with mine. The convention got involved, and it all snowballed - in a good way - from there.

Yetta Howard interviewing Roberta.
This is going to be mostly a photo essay, with captions. I took some photos, but friends - especially Mary Fleener - sent me so many more. 

The resort is done in a cheap-but-pretty Versailles style, mostly white walls, lots of crystal and gold and flowered and blue carpets, loads of pools and a killer whirlpool. 

We had a lot of fun with those mirrors!
Roberta and I being Metta
in the resort mirrors.
Mary Fleener's phto.

Roberta and I in the mirror passageway,
and the dance of the Cartoonists of Infinity.

I was on a couple panels, about women's comics and gender. The usual. Tried to make them both as interesting as possible. I really should be on panels about comics as literature. I'll have to stress that in the future.
Pam Jackson, our contact at SDSU
Special Collections, being silly
with her mom, Sharon.
You done a good job,  mom.

Lady Shadow and me.
7 years corset waist-training. WHOA.
Here's the panel that was filmed, at the Geekery! The Youtube links don't include the latter part of my talk - I think it may have been a bit too NSFW! Well, you know what it's like, living in a society with religious people....

Photo Credit, Mary Fleener: The rest of these are Mary's photos - and not all of them. There were a lot. It was hard choosing the best!
Roberta and Me

Roberta Gregory and all her cool books

I have no idea what I'm doing. I hope it makes
Ka-Blam happy.

Me and Roberta. I've looked better.

The Frankenstein Cafe entrance.

200 years!

Our end of the artists alley! We have the only shelves.

Us again.

Exhibitor's Hall

Scott looking good!

Trina Robbins in the Exhibitor's Hall.

And again.

Batton Lash!

Batton Lash and Jackie Estrada.

Phil Yeh!

Batton and the robot.

Are they having a conversation? 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Shadow Gone

On February 27, our last Bremerton cat, Shadow, passed away. He was old, and had long-standing
Shadow in the sun
kidney failure.

He passed without pain or struggle. 

Here are some photos of our boy.

Shadow once tried to save us from the Nesqually earthquake, jumping up and down and yelling, trying to get us out of bed. We didn't listen, but he tried anyway. No harm done. Brave kitten. And the only cat at the time who came back in to save us!
Shadow on the storage chest, when he could
still use the steps I'd made.
Asleep on the storage chest
Another angle on the storage chest