this is the comics meetup that I have kind of been hosting.
by “hosting” I mean that I just… go to a café and wait for people to show up. and I bother people about it every week.
Regulars include: Elaine Lin, Lillian Beaty, Jacob Ferguson, and my roommate Alex Van Dorp. Sometimes Corey Lewis stops by. Cory Schmitz has never attended a meeting and now he’s moving away for 3 months :<
Last time, we got Kaz Strzepek and Aaron Mew to come out :3
(Aaron keeps not having a website so I don’t know what to link to)
• 18 October 2011 • 40 notes
at sole repair
I took a picture of a tree with my 3DS
• 28 April 2011 • 9 notes
Seattle, copies of Letters to Myself signed by Maré Odomo and me are available at Elliott Bay for only $14!
Look at that! Both “Letters”! And we’re right next to Kate Lebo’s poems/pie recipe chapbook “A Commonplace Book of Pie”, which you can also purchase heeeeere.
More info on “Letters to Myself” heeeeeeeeere.
P.S. Elliott Bay is a dopeass bookstore.
• 3 April 2011 • 18 notes
I’m selling “Letters" through a local zine distro called Profanity Hill, which is run by Jason T. Miles.
He put together some stuff for Bumbershoot, which is happening this weekend, here in Seattle. I’m not really sure what to expect, besides this awesome wall. It’s free from 10am-7pm on Friday. So I’ll probably go over there before PAX?
Edit: Free hours are 12pm-7pm
Here’s what Jason has to say.
I’m proud to announce that Profanity Hill is a part of the Larry Reid curated show: Counterculture Comix: A 30 Year Survey of Seattle Alternative Cartoonists.
From what I spied, all the art shows at this year’s Bumbleshoot (that’s what my Grandpa call’s it) are worth checking out. And if you don’t want to drop the coin then Friday 9/3 is your day because that’s the day when all the Bummershoot art show’s are free to the public from 10AM to 7PM.
Here’s what I wrote for the show wall:
My name is Jason T. Miles and I make zines. Growing up in Seattle during the ‘90s, I became aware of zines (and more!) thanks to local area cultural bureaus Fallout (RIP) and Confounded Books (RIP). As 2009 became 2010 I decided to start a Seattle area zine distro because I was tired of hearing myself complain about the lack of zine visibility in Seattle. The name Profanity Hill comes from and is a tribute to the book by Irene Burns Miller, which was published in Everett by Working Press in 1979 (the year I was born! It’s a great book! I highly recommend it!). Profanity Hill is also one of the many nicknames for Yesler Way… but I digress. The goal of MY Profanity Hill is to offer a portrait, marketplace and gateway for Seattle’s zine community, old and new. Go to www.profanityhill.blogspot.com and you will find vital and urgent zines from 1980 to the present.
Profanity Hill represents the work of: Peter Bagge, Jim Blanchard, Max Clotfelter, G. Fling, Eroyn Franklin, Kelly Froh, Adam Grano, Stefan Gruber, Kailynn H., Greta Harley, Kinoko, David Lasky, Jason T. Miles, Lucy Morehouse, Maré Odomo, Tony Remple, Eric Reynolds, Nico Vassilakis, Martine Workman, and YOU?
• 1 September 2010 • 8 notes
Poster for a zine show that I’m in! There are some cool dudes that are also in it. Like Martine Workman, Jason T. Miles, and Lucy Morehouse. I have a lot of respect for each of these dudes. Or at least, I think they make pretty things.
I need to write my artist statement for this. I think I’m going to talk about minicomics vs webcomics (zines vs blogs). About how neither is better or worse. About how comics are comics.
The author of that zine vs blogs article, Jenna Freedman, came to visit Seattle a year or two ago for the first Zine Librarian’s (Un)Conference. She is like THE zine librarian. I had the privilege of talking with her, very briefly, about vegan pizza. And gluten-free dough, I think. Also I got to hear her talk a lot about zines, and cataloging, and whatever, which was great. She’s not anti-technology at all, but these days, I think about the ZVB argument a lot (which was written yeeears ago) and I feel like I have to defend the Internet a little bit.
• 25 July 2010 • 2 notes
Here’s that comic I made for/about Pilot Books again. But this time, as a picture post instead of a link.
(She was cute.)
• 26 June 2010 • 29 notes
I’M JUST GOING TO GO AHEAD AND POST THIS. CORY IS NOT ANSWERING MY INSTANT MESSAGES. I THINK HE’S DEAD. OH WELL.
The show actually ends at 9? And the design show is only up until the 22nd for SOME STUPID REASON. Our school’s website is disorganized and misleading so half of my information is wrong. (Yaaaaay).
Okay, now I have to make a facebook event and email blast some dudes. I wonder if I can get some bloggers to show up…
I don’t know if any of you guys are in Seattle, but you’re welcome to drop by if you’d like. It’s going to be pretttttyyyyy coooooool.
P.S. I’m bored.
• 10 May 2010 • 16 notes