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SMALL PRESS EXPO 2022

So, I thought I’d have enough books.  This was my second time doing SPX. Tables are gotten via lottery and I got one back in 2012. I met some great people, but my book/art sales were not enough to cover my expenses. Ten years later, with new material in hand, I thought I’d give SPX...

FAN EXPO BOSTON 2022

This was a whirlwind of a show. We packed the night before (four bags for the books, art, table dressing and displays, clothes, food, toiletries, etc.) and were on a train from Manhattan to Boston before 7am on Friday. The convention center was a 20-minute walk from the train station. We got the table set...

FAN EXPO PHILADELPHIA 2022

This was my first time doing a show in Philadelphia and my first time participating in FAN EXPO. It was a big show, where the Artist Alley felt isolated, but still in the middle of everything that was going on. There was a stage with live music on the far end in one direction and...

BIG APPLE COMIC CON 2022

This was my second show since I finished and printed Utopian Musings. I wasn’t sure how an illustrated book of poetry would be received at a convention where most of the floor space was dedicated to folks selling back issues and the original art from comics put out by the major publishers, but it was...

THE WEREBEAR DETECTIVE AGENCY 2013

Arthur and Bernard Orson’s human forms were originally inspired by fashion designers Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra, who I met around 2013. A curse causes the married couple to transform into bears once a month for 3 days, around the time of a full moon. The silver lining is that both men retain the heightened...

TROLLS 2013

I originally conceived this troll design for The Amazing Adventures of Awesome and Oops around 2013. But since then, I decided it would have a better, if not simply another, use elsewhere. In my illustrated poetry book Utopian Musings, my character Guillermo Ribera is an avid comic book reader. As I move forward with turning...

LYDIA SALTA 2013

In The Amazing Adventures of Awesome and Oops, Lydia Salta is part of an informal group of people called The Appropriators. These individuals steal, buy, or supervise other people‚Äôs creations and claim them as their own. Lydia focuses on ape-themed cybernetics and robotics. She is behind the robot versions of the Ninjanzee and Gorkilla. While more...
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