Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Just in case I'm too hung over to work a computer tomorrow, I want to go ahead and wish everyone a prosperous and happy 2009! See you soon!

Uncle Staple

Sunday, December 28, 2008

string #10

Now available for download — the latest issue of string, the regular anthology of comics from 7000 BC.

Download a PDF of string #10 and check out future issues every month.

Previous issues: string #1 | string #2 | string #3 | string #4 (recommended for mature readers) | string #5| string #6 | string #7 | string #8 | string #9

Monday, December 8, 2008

Maine Comics Arts Festival

The Maine Comics Arts Festival will be held in Portland, Maine on May 17, 2009. Featuring dozens of comics writers, artists and publishers, this will be a celebration of the comics art form.

Check out their BLOG and join the Facebook group!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Cards

I've recently signed up with Greeting Card Universe and having a great fun time making cards.

Because of the season, I am concentrating on Christmas cards for the moment, though all categories will eventually be featured... and I bet they have more than you thought possible, ha!

So come on over and check them out.

Greeting cards for Christmas and other occasions:

Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I'll be at this!

Acknowledge Me - DIY Fest and Local Music

Uncle Staple will be there selling comics and handing out free swag!

Come say "HI!"

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

HAppy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Turkey Day! See you in March at STAPLE!

Chris "Uncle Staple" Nicholas
www. staple-austin. org

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

string #9

Now available for download — the latest issue of string, the regular anthology of comics from 7000 BC.

Download a PDF of string #9 and check out future issues every month.

Previous issues: string #1 | string #2 | string #3 | string #4 (recommended for mature readers) | string #5| string #6 | string #7 | string #8

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Space-Gun Studios in October's Zuda!

Space-Gunner Evan Bryce (artist) and Vinh-Luan Luu (letterist) with writer Doug Wagner of Gaijin Studios are in this month's Zuda competition with their story "Hammer Sound". The story followd Jonah Henry, a descendant of John Henry, in a dystrophic future of 2057. Jonah must protect his charge Pollie as he grants her mother's dying wish: deliver her daughter and their tiny kitten Beebee to the only man she trusts, the father that ostracized her years ago. The future of the world is tied within the little girl's DNA; so it's up to Jonah and his trusty hammer Lucille to protect her from assassins and deadly robots.

This is a big opportunity for us and we would really appreciate your help. Please register/log-in to Zuda (it’s free and they do keep your information private) and give your vote/favorite to Hammer Sound. You can keep up with Hammer Sound news at our Facebook or MySpace Group. New artwork and wallpapers are constantly being updated on our production blog. Thanks!

Vote for Hammer Sound!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fanboy Video!

This past March at STAPLE! the fine folks of Fanboy video managed to do several interviews on the con floor. You can check them out here on the Fanboy Video STAPLE! playlist on Youtube!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

STAPLE! 2009!

Hey everybody,

Mark your calendars!

We are back and proud to announce that the 5th annual STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo will be happening on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the Monarch Event Center in Austin, Texas!

To commemorate five amazing years of celebrating the best in independently created comics, zines, arts, crafts and animation, we’ve arranged to bring you a very special guest. The legendary creator of Usagi Yojimbo - Stan Sakai! Stan’s been producing comics for over twenty-five years and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Eisner, Harvey, Inkpot, and the American Library Association Award. We are truly pleased and honored to welcome Stan to STAPLE! In 2009!

As usual we’ll keep posting lots of interesting interviews and podcasts to the STAPLE! website. To kick things off we’ve put up audio from Goon creator Eric Powell’s panel at this year’s show. To listen to it and subscribe to future episodes go to and stay tuned for lots more to come! Recording services generously provided by the fine folks at Dial-a-Stranger

Exhibitor tables are now on sale for next year’s show! These always sell out very quickly, so if you would like to be an exhibitor at STAPLE! 2009 go to to secure your spot today!

There’s lot’s more exciting announcements to come so be sure to stay tuned!

See you soon!

Chris "Uncle Staple" Nicholas

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

string #8

Now available for download — the latest issue of string, the regular anthology of comics from 7000 BC.

Download a PDF of string #8 and check out future issues every month.

Previous issues: string #1 | string #2 | string #3 | string #4 (recommended for mature readers) | string #5| string #6 | string #7

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

24 Hour Comics Day 2008 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe

24 Hour Comics Day 2008 | Sat. Oct. 18 - Sun. Oct. 19 | Noon - Noon | Harwood Art Center | Albuquerque, NM | Warehouse 21 | Santa Fe, NM

In Albuquerque:
Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

In Santa Fe:
Warehouse 21
1614 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Be a part of 24 Hour Comics Day 2008 — accept the challenge to create 24 consecutive comic book pages in 24 consecutive hours. Join thousands of artists of all skill levels, from around the globe, and this annual event — again, being held in New Mexico in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. This event is open to all ages (with parental permission for minors) and is free!

Co-sponsored by 7000 BC, Harwood Art Center, Warehouse 21, and True Believers Comics and Gallery.

For more about the event, please visit the official Web site, or sign up to participate by emailing

Thank you to Walter Burke Catering, Java Joe's, Upper Crust Pizza, Winning Coffee Company, and La Montanita Co-Op for their gracious food donations.

Thanks also to BAWLS, the official energy drink of 24 Hour Comics Day.


Check out some of the comics produced in 2007 — click here to download a Zipped PDF at MediaFire of 24 Hours In New Mexico, a sampling of work from Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Find me on MySpace

I have recently opened up a myspace page. There is a slide show featuring images from my A Cappella books so far, along with some other things I'm doing of late.

I'll be adding more art work and project in the near future.

Come find me on myspace and let's be friends.

Talk to you soon...


Sunday, September 14, 2008

string #7

Now available for download — the latest issue of string, the regular anthology of comics from 7000 BC.

Download a PDF of string #7 and check out future issues every month.

Previous issues: string #1 | string #2 | string #3 | string #4 (recommended for mature readers) | string #5| string #6

Saturday, September 6, 2008

New Art Gallery

Hi Everyone,

I started playing around with Zazzle and making products. It's similar to cafepress, except with more possibilities in that there is not limits to the number of products created. So far I've got mostly posters, cards, mugs and the likes. More soon.

Come see the gallery:

I'll be adding more images and products regularly.

Have a great day -


Sunday, July 27, 2008

string #6

Now available for download — the latest issue of string, the regular anthology of comics from 7000 BC.

Download a PDF of string #6 and check out future issues every month.

Previous issues: string #1 | string #2 | string #3 | string #4 (recommended for mature readers) | string #5

Issues of string will be available at the 7000 BC table at Bubonicon 40.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Two parties, Live Art, Scooter Raffle!!!

Hey everybody! Here's some info about TWO EVENTS this weekend you REALLY should attend:

FRIDAY, July 25 - Party at Austin Books!

Sans Diego CC Par-tay
This is the first year in the last five that AB owner Brad Bankston will not be attending the San Diego Comic Convention. And he feels a little left out. So, how about a party?

This Friday, from 7pm-11pm, join us in the friendly confines of Austin Books for a SDCC-style throw-down. We'll have free beer, free food and loud, geeky conversations. (Trust me, this is just like SDCC... except there you have to pay for the booze and grub.) No expensive hotel reservations or plane ticket required.

We'll even have artists and writers in the crowd. Stop by and meet Rob Osborne, Ryan Yount, Paul Maybury and many more. (Uncle Staple will most def be there!)

SUNDAY July 27 - LIVE ART SHOW & Scooter Raffle!!!

On Sunday, July 27, from 4:00pm–10:00pm, 91.7 FM-KOOP Radio will be holding a party to raffle a Scooter Revolution scooter at the United States Art Authority located at 2908 Fruth St, behind Spider House Café. The scooter to be raffled gets 85+ miles to the gallon, is inexpensive to insure, and incurs low maintenance costs. Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets and the party will benefit KOOP Radio in its efforts to rebuild after the arson in January.

KOOP Radio's Raffle Party will be an afternoon of great entertainment, including performances by Austin bands The Bellfuries, La Snacks, Peel, and Foot Foot, and LIVE ART sponsored by STAPLE!, featuring Sam Hurt, Paul Maybury, Kennon James, Kevin Peake, Thomas P. Reidy and Kristin Hogan.

The event includes raffle drawings for 1) a a 150cc Scooter from Scooter Revolution, 2) one year of free rentals at I Luv Video, 3) a complimentary comedy class at the award-winning ColdTowne Theater, and 4) a gift certificate to Spider House Café. The event is free for those that have already purchased raffle tickets (available online at, and $5 at the door for those that haven’t.

Friday, July 11, 2008


MINE ALL MINE is available for sale online at Zeus Comics. The print run of this minicomic was rather limited. Copies were given to the creators, sold at CAPE, and sent to a few select stores (including Austin Books). You want it? Here's your chance.

If anyone else has seen it online somewhere, let me know.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

string #5

Now available for download — the latest issue of string, the regular anthology of comics from 7000 BC.

Download a PDF of string #5 and check out future issues every month.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

string #3 and #4

Now available for download — the latest issues of string, the regular anthology of comics from 7000 BC members.

Download a PDF of string #3 and string #4, and check out future issues every month. Note that #4 is recommended for mature readers.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Help me Adopt!

Hey Everyone!

I'm raising money for an adoption fee so I can adopt a little baby of my own.

Anything coming in from sales of books, posters, etc. from my site, as well as donations, go to make that goal a reality.

I've got a press release up and a dedicate page on my site.

Check it out. Help in any way you feel called to. No pressure either way -we're still friends. ;-)

Just follow the Project Adoption banners.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

7000 BC Presents string

7000 BC is pleased to announce a new ongoing project: string. Every month, we'll present a collection of comics from group members — selections from ongoing series, comics created just for the publication, the monthly jam, whatever we can get — giving an overview of the work being produced in northern New Mexico.

To kick it off, we're presenting the first two issues for download. We'll have copies of them available at the Free Comic Book Day events at True Believers, Comic Warehouse, and Planet X Toys & Comics.

Download a PDF of string #1 and string #2, and check out future issues every month.


Out Of The Gutter magazine: 3 States and a Funeral: an OOTG Book Tour of Ohio, Maryland, and PA.

Out Of The Gutter magazine: 3 States and a Funeral: an OOTG Book Tour of Ohio, Maryland, and PA.

This blog chronicles Justin taking Out of the Gutter Magazine to bookstores in Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania during his grandfather's funeral. Morbid and absurd, check it out

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Help Toby Craig!

My good buddy comics creator Toby Craig, who some of you know, this weekend completed the MS150, a 150 mile two-day bike ride from Houston to Austin, to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis. He is trying to reach a donation goal of $1200 and you can help sponsor him by clicking here to donate. Read his livejournal post about the ride here.

EDIT: You may remember Toby's excellent article on bookbinding here.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

New short story available for free

My latest short story, the evil clown tale "Captain Jinkies," is available for free in this month's Dark Recesses Press online edition. Go check it out!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Frank A. Rincon, co-host of Half Hour Wasted (a weekly 30 minute podcast about comic books, movies, TV and more), made the trek down from Dallas to interview various and sundry exhibitors at the show, as well as yours truly, Uncle Staple. Check out episodes 59 and 61 to hear it all.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Fiction Circus Interviews Uncle Staple? CUNNING SLIME!

Relax, everyone. HE DOES NOT NAME NAMES.

A permanent link!

He does, however, offer a very important challenge at the end that I think everyone needs to think about, and one important person needs to answer.

(maybe YOU)

-- Miracle Jones

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

More pics, even!

Colleen AF Venable, creator of the wonderful Fluff in Brooklyn captured these images over STAPLE! weekend:

Rob Perez rolled up from San Antonio, where he puts together ARTSLAM!, an awesome ongoing live art event. He made a slideshow, password is dbhguest.

Rob picked up the totally bitchin' Eric Powell piece at the afterparty:


I'm totally jealous, but am glad it went to a good home. The slideshow shows different points in the "making of" process. Very cool.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

STAPLE! '08 Photos

Whew! What a weekend. I had a real blast down in Austin and I want to thank all the people that came by and picked up some of my books. I will certainly be back next year. I was really busy with my table, but I did get a chance to take some pics. Here's a few from my Flickr gallery:

STAPLE! 2008 Comic Con, Austin, TX STAPLE! 2008 Comic Con, Austin, TX STAPLE! 2008 Comic Con, Austin, TX STAPLE! 2008 Comic Con, Austin, TX

You can see my full STAPLE! '08 Flickr gallery here.

See you all next year!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Uncle Staple's Wrap Up

Hey everbody! Sorry to take so long to post but I'm still recup'ing from the weekend.

Wow! STAPLE! 2008! What an awesome show it was. Thanks to our guests, exhibitors, volunteers, attendees, good folks at the Monarch and everyone else who helped to make it so.

The final attendance figure this year was close to 700 people, nearly a 50% increase from last year! My buddy David Martindale (aka D3) of photography got a great crowd shot from the old projection booth.

Packed! He took a lot more pics too, which tended to be mostly of cute girls. As always there are more good looking people at STAPLE! than any other comics related event in the country. I will stand by this statement!

Lot of press and write-ups about the show cropping up:

The TV was there! The TV!!!

All of our awesome webcomics panelists have posted reports:

And Texas Geek TV got video of the panel!

A couple more flikr sets here:

And what I think is my fave wrap-up of all so far, by exhibitor Santanu Rahman of Austin Kung Fu Acadamey:

I challenge anyone else to try and top that!

I got some pics myself but they are all on this old-timey disposable camera I picked up at ye olde antique shoppe (aka Walgreen's) and I need to send off to the museum to get them developerated. Should have them back by next year - hope that I will see you then!

Uncle Staple

STAPLE! Flickr Sets

It was wonderful seeing everyone this past weekend! I thought I'd share my Flickr sets from this year and years past in case anyone enjoys memories.

STAPLE! 2008
STAPLE! 2007
STAPLE! 2006


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

And a few more photos…


We wound up a bit too busy to take a lot of photos, but we've got a few at our Flickr stream. Had a great time representing 7000 BC at STAPLE! — got to meet a bunch of terrific folks, and we're looking forward to next year. Thanks to Uncle Staple and all the organizers for putting together such a wonderful event.

STAPLE! Pictures

Posted my photos as well. It was a great time in a great and beautiful city. We really hope to be able to make it back next year. Thanks to everyone who dropped by the table over the weekend. And thanks to Tom for getting us on the artist list for the live art show, it was a blast.

STAPLE! 2008 STAPLE! 2008

More FLICKR from Staple!

Hop in the way-back machine for some more pictures from our favorite show in times past!

2008 at the Monarch Convention Center

2007 at the Red Oak Ballroom

2006 at the Red Oak Ballroom

2005 at the Elks Lodge

If you've got any photos on Flickr or other photo-logs, Manton recommends you tag your photos from the show with useful things like "staple" and "austin" so we can find 'em.

Monday, March 3, 2008

STAPLE 2008! Flickr set

I've posted my photos. Check them out. Another great year! Thanks to Uncle Staple, all the comic book creators, and volunteers who made it possible.

See you next time.

Blood, Love, and Evil from The Fiction Circus

The Fiction Circus wraps up Staple! here, at, and manages to thank NOBODY.

Remember us? Perhaps you threw away one of our complementary wish-tampons later that evening?

But we had a good time, and you MUST know what we thought. Our thoughts are not cheap, but our stories are freeeeeeeee.

Speaking of, we have now also opened submissions, if you are a dedicated writer who is good and not bad. We are the best fiction magazine there ever was, and you would be honored to let us publish you. People we have already turned down so far: Joseph Heller, James Frey, Robert Jordan, Uncle Staple (ha, just kidding about that last one, but WE WILL GET TO IT).

Check out our submissions page on the site for guidelines. We hate to repeat ourselves.

New content every day! And all free, financed by porn you will enjoy.

Out of the Gutter pre-party & expo photos

Austin Books and Comics, thank you to your store and staff for such a fun party!

Staple! Thank you for such a professional expo and wonderful environment to stalk people.

Here are picts, go find yourself  in them:

See you next year, 
Justin C Gordon

Mangled STAPLE!

STAPLE was an absolute BLAST! I'm never let down by the experience. Here's a link to my flickr chronicle of the day's events.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

I had a BLAST at Staple this year!

Rob Osborne, myself (Kristin Hogan), and Jason Chalker.

I had a great time at Staple this year.  THANKS CHRIS!! YOU RULE!!

I forgot to take my camera to the afterparty, so please, share your photos!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Mad Scientist Studios goes BLIND

Mad Scientist Studios will be premiering it's latest book, BLIND, at Staple! this year and as a special deal at this show only, you get a free print when you buy the comic. BLIND is a story of robots, isolation and civil rights told from the point of view of an AI longing for the old days.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Space-Gun Studios Stapling Austin, TX

Space-Gun Studios will be exhibiting for the first time at the STAPLE! convention. We've heard a lot of great things about the convention from fellow Dallasites and look forward to a great weekend with everyone. Hopefully Ka-Blam will pull through and we'll have our books ready for the show as well. one:OFF is a collection of stories and sketches from each of our studio members while The Dark Conspiracy Art Book is a collection of original artwork created for the pen-and-paper role-playing game The Dark Conspiracy from TGC.

Studio member Matthew Warlick will have copies of Evolution Special #1, an anthology from Terminus Media in which he inked and colored a story.

At the very least the kru will have prints, original artwork, and will be doing sketches/commissions. We're going to located at tables 39 and 40 next to fellow Dallasite Nate Bramble along the wall. We're looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. Drive safe, looking to be a chilly weekend.

Evan Bryce

Jake Ekiss
Matthew Warlick
Vinh-Luan Luu

Lord Vile cometh!

In his own evil words:

"Lord Vile is Austin's resident villain. From his Lair he and his Henchmen have been waging a war against complacency. He has chosen to appear at STAPLE! because he has a fondness for comic books and values independence in any field."

Lord Vile will be recruiting henchman and holding an evil rally at STAPLE! at 1pm in the Theater.

I for one am afraid.

Security at STAPLE!

After last year's tagging incident we decided to get some securtiy for the show this time. STAPLE! Exhibitor Santanu Rahman, instructor at the Austin Kung Fu Acadamey put me in touch with a couple of his advanced students, Seth Barton and Mike Temple, who have graciously agreed to volunteer as security for the show. Seth is a big comics fan, so be sure to hook him up with some swag, and check out Mike's band Hazard of the Industry!


Hello Staple!

Out Of The Gutter Magazine for Pulp Fiction and Degenerate Literature is happy to be apart of this Independent Media Expo.

Reading Out Of The Gutter is like slumming without the crabs. Based out of Oregon, we are independently published in small runs of 500. OOTG has several contributors from Austin in issue 4 ("Hard Times"): John Rubio (cover art left), Thomas Reidy (illustrator for "Dodging Bullets"), and Justin C Gordon (wrote the story "Rules" and illustrated others). Issue 4 is due out the first week of April, but stop by our Staple! booth #46 for a preview, purchase back issues, and try for a chance to win prizes.

"Wait, where is the free beer from the title?"


Friday, Febuary 29 from 8-11pm at Austin Books and Comics, Out of the Gutter Magazine has convinced Schiltz to provide free malt liquor in OOTG brown bags. Duh, you have to be 21 years of age, not behave like an asshole, and be one of the first 50 into the party.

We look forward to meeting everyone at both of these events.


Monarch Fun

Hey everybody!  It's Kristin Hogan from Dead Squirrel Girl.  I work at Blue Genie Art Industries, and we held our Christmas Art Bazaar at the Monarch Events Center in December, so I was there all month.  The space is REALLY nice, the rooms are HUGE.  The people who run the place are really nice.  I thought I'd leave some tips:

-- bring something with long sleeves, there were days when i was really cold
-- there is a great thai place called Thai Village in the same shopping center, they have an inexpensive lunch menu.  There is also a Smoothie King next door.....mmmm smoothies.
--Jerry's Art-o-rama is next door, if you haven't checked out this  great little art supply store, you must check it out, they carry things you won't find at the corporate art stores (and notice their ridiculously large Little Jerry sculpture/sign -- a Blue Genie original)
--Office Depot is next door, for all your last minute needs, be aware they have one cashier for the entire store, expect to wait in line.
-- Also, there is a huge SPEC's nearby.  Or as we refer to it at Blue Genie "the alcoholic's wet dream"

Hope that helps y'all out.  I just got back from the Antigravity show in New Orleans, and it went VERY well, so I'm hoping for a rockin' Staple!

See y'all on Saturday!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Dummy's Guide to STAPLE!

hey there, Joe Eisma here. I'm a video game artist making my first foray into comics, and I'm totally stoked for my first ever STAPLE! this weekend. I'm looking forward to meeting Brian Wood and checking out what Kristian Donaldson has been up to. I'll also be glad to see my buddies Jake and Luan from Space-Gun, Pat Loika and John Sitton from the Bendis board, the Stumblebum crew, and writer extraordinaire, David Hopkins. And I look forward to meeting all the rest of the exhibitors and seeing what everyone's created!

I'll be at table 2B, in the auditorium, next to Viper Comics. Speaking of Viper, I'll have some preview art from my new series from them, A Dummy's Guide to Danger: Lost at Sea, which goes on sale mid-March. This is the sequel to the original series from Jason M. Burns, and it's a fun, twisted whodunnit set on the high seas.
Here's a look at the first issue's cover:

I'll have plenty of other eye candy as well, including a look at my sci-fi graphic novel, Project: Serpo. So please drop by and say hey!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Nice write-up

Looks like STAPLE! got a nice little mention in Sunday's Austin American Statesman. Spunky indeed!

Bramble Vine Comics table preview

Hello fellow Staple-ers. I am Nate Bramble and this will be my first year exhibiting at Staple. I self publish my own comic books out of Dallas and my work is mostly black and white funny cartoon short stories. On my web site, Bramble Vine Comics, I post pages from whatever book I am currently working on, scans from my sketchbooks and photos I take at the various cons I attend, but right now I want to share with you some of the things I'm going to have on hand at my table during Staple '08.

If you come by the Bramble Vine Comics stall you'll find all my recent books on sale. At Staple I'll be debuting a mini-comic called Gadgeteria #0. This is a preview book of my next comic book series and the first couple of stories out of that series will be in this mini. It tells the story of a private investigations firm set up to service all the online worlds popping up on the internet and the various community problems growing around them. Think "Tron" meets "Office Space". I printed these up just for Staple and I can't wait to see how people react to it.

I'll also have my recently self-published full sized comic Bramble Vine Comics #1. This book is hot off the presses, debuting just a few short months ago on Dallas area comic shop store shelves. It's a collection of silly short stories packed with humor about greed, the environment, con men and much, much more!

Another recently self-published mini-comic will be found at my table, Normal. This is a short, tragic story of a man who was cursed to never change throughout his whole life. This story is also part of the Synesthetic Anthology, a book of collected works from various Dallas area comic and cartoon artists.

I'll have a few more books of mine and some surprises at my table, so please come by and say hello!

Friday, February 22, 2008


"Everyone needs to post more stuff to the blog!" said Uncle Staple, so OK!

Hi, I'm Josh, and this is my second year at STAPLE. I have been doing webcomics since like 1997, and sort of live off them. I am an Austinite, having lived here for 11 years... a graduate of UT, a Riverside survivor, and fan of Fastball and The Small Stars.

Girly Is one of the 3 comics I'm currently working on. It's about cartoon relationships. It's hitting its fifth anniversary in April. I plan to celebrate by wearing a hat. If you like really organic cartoon art, an art form that tragically seems so dead these days, do consider checking it out. I'll be selling its first two collections at the con. There will be a third volume on the way once I figure things out.

I also do a comic called "Doctor Voluptua". As the title suggests, it's not exactly safe for work or kids or Canadians, so you'll have to go out and find that. I'll be selling a little booklet featuring that comic as well, printed at the local Alphagraphics. They're such good sports.

I do other comic-related things, but those two items are what I'll primarily be featuring at my booth. SEE YOU THERE GUYS.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Couple of 7000 BC Collections

At the 7000 BC table, we'll have (among other things) two anthologies of work from New Mexico-based comics creators:

The second printing, hot off the photocopier, of Jams Volume 1 collects the six jam comics made at our monthly meeting. See what happens when a bunch of comic book writers and artists get together and tell stories, exquisite-corpse style.

And we'll have a CD with a PDF of 24 Hours In New Mexico with nineteen comics (that's 389 pages — now you know why we didn't print it) produced for 24 Hour Comics Day 2007 — and it's free for the asking. You can also download the Zipped PDF at MediaFire


Free stuff at STAPLE!

Nate Southard, here. I'll have 100 free copies of a STAPLE!-exclusive chapbook, "A Team-Building Exercise," at table 38a. If you want one of 'em, better haul butt to see the bald guy sitting next to Eric Powell (ahem, that bald guy would be me).

See you there!

Hey everyone

Quick post. I will be at table 41b with some prints and other fun bits. But the coolest thing is a new webcomic that I am working on with Dave Justus called Girl and Robot. Here is a peak at the cover of the book.

So check us out for some cool prints, skateboard decks, and a really weird web comic preview. Name is Thomas or Goatboy to some of the people around the Austin art community. I will also be participating in the live art show so please come by and say hi.

Full of Monkey

Table Assignments!

Hey Folks! Below are the official STAPLE! table assignments. We're in two rooms again this year, but this time they're much more equal in size and attraction. If you have requested to sit next to someone else I have attempted to accomodate you. If I was unable to do so in any cases I do apologize and would advise you follow the wise words of the old song - "If you can't be with the one you love, then love the one you're with."

Half tables marked "a" are toward the front of the room (bottom of map) and those marked "b" are toward the back (top of map).


1, 2a - Viper Entertainment, Inc. Jessie Garza, Josh Howard, PJ Kryfco
2b - Viper Comics, Devil's Due Joe Eisma
3 - David Hopkins
4 - Hopper Comics Publishing Carlos Samudio
5 - PALFLOAT Chad Hopper
6 - Monkeywrench Books & MCM Authoring
7a - Leadpoint Comics Cristina Benavides, Erica Taht
7b - Orthocomics Sean McGrath
8, 9 - TNT-138 Ltd. Alex Henle, Terry Thielen, Brandy, Amanda
10 - Kristin Hogan
11 - Seraphemera Books Marc Moorash, Heather Stanley
12a - Cranium Comics Anthony Rezendez, Brandon Church
12b - Keith Quinn, Susan Kath
13a - GINK Press Jenner Carnelian
13b - Josh Eiserike
14 - 7000 BC Bram Meehan
15a - Perry Alter
15b - Mascot Wedding & Mac Blake, David Jara
16 - Ape-Gear John "Ape" Mosteller
17 - Rubberband Press Comics David Olivares, Dan Garcia, Andy Perez, Mike Garcia
18 - Big Head Press Frank Bieser, Scott Bieser
19 - Soldier Of Fortune & Art Love Magic Joshua Boulet, Mike Lagocki
20 - Girls With Slingshots Danielle Corsetto (yay!)
21 - The Fiction Circus John Thornton, Justin Humphries
22 - Paul Adam
23 - Mad Scientist Studios Dan Gaitan, Phil Gaitan, Kirk Chavarria
24 - El MacFearsome & Comic Squares Vernon Smith, Karen Chen
25 - Playground Ghosts, Fluffinbrooklyn, Wondermark! Colleen AF Venable, Marianne Ways, David Malki !, Mikey IQ Jones
26a - The Onion - America's Finest News Source
26b - Bivage Salvage, Ltd. Dave Lamplugh
27a - Little Engine Studios Toby Craig
27b - Antigravity Magazine Leo McGovern
28 - Voodoo Maverick Publishing Ted Walley
29 - Baton Rouge Cartoonist Society Robert Bienvenu, Erik Van Buren
30 - ECPrinting Jim House, Greg Kernkamp
31 - Austin Creators Group Alan Porter
32, 33, 34 - Austin Sketch Group Geoff Sebesta, Ismael Cavazos,Sam Hurt, Patrick Joseph, Amalia Litsa, Zach Taylor
35, 36 - Top Shelf Productions Chris Staros
37 - Eric Powell
38a - Nate Southard
38b - Du the Fu Santanu Rahman


39, 40 - Space-Gun Productions Vinh-Luan Luu, Evan Bryce, Jake ekiss, Matthew Warlick
41a - Bramble Vine Comics Nathan Bramble, Paula Bramble
41b - Full of Monkey Thomas P. Reidy III, Dave Justus
42 - Evil Twin Comics Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey
43 - Kristian Donaldson
44 - Brian Wood
45 - Feeping Creatures/Studio NDR Dylan Edwards
46a - Aftershock Comics Mike Dolce, Keith McCormack
46b - Out Of the Gutter Magazine Justin C. Gordon: Gutter Pimp
47, 48 - John Cboins, Mike Gregor
49 - Absolute Tyrant Rob Osbourne
50a - Kit Lively
50b - The Bucky, Kevin
51 - Rodent Boogaloo & Swordwaltzer John Sitton, Xero Reynolds
52 - Staple Pop Tim Doyle, Lauri Watt
53 - Strange Matter Comics & Lunasea Studios Rebecca Hicks, James Hicks
54 - Lucy Blue Studio Jennifer Bryan
55a - Fanboy Radio/Heroes 4 Heroes Scott Hinze
55b - River by Night Christine Pointeau
56 - Mr. Oblivious Mark Gonyea
57 - Bassanimation Diana X. Sprinkle, Shawna Bass
58 - Manly Art Jason Chalker
59 - Azteca Productions Michael S. Moore, Jennifer Giannou, Ethan Wampler
60 - Studio Zoe/Slipshine Josh Lesnick
61 - Stumblebum Studios Dana Place, Paul Milligan, David Sherrill, Melissa Sherril
62a - The Gold County Paper Mill William Cardini, Jak Cardini, Dr. Chuch
62b - Fortune Cookie Press Jon Sukarangsan
63 - Lonnie Allen, Jeff Bent
64 - Flea Circus Kelly Burns, Jeremy Fletcher
65 - Paul Maybury, Steve Goldman, Nikki Cook
66 - HATsume Comics Will "The Mangler" Rodriguez
67 - Halfpixel - PvP Online, Starlip Crisis Scott Kurtz, Kris Straub
68 - Sonambulo Rafael Navarro