Archive for October, 2006

One ring to find them all and in the darkness bind them…

By adminTuesday - October 31st, 2006Categories: Uncategorized

When I was 15 I was given a pinky ring for my birthday by who was then my sister (although now you’d never know it as time has done away with anything we once had in common).
Anyway, this ring has now taken on new significance in my life.
By midnight of October 31st I plan to find this ring.
Will I place this ring on my finger once I regain possession of it?
No.
It will reside in a special place until such a time as it is needed.
Soon….

[Insert Melodramatic Bullshit Here]

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Seasons Greetings

By adminSunday - October 29th, 2006Categories: Uncategorized

Tuesday night as we all know is a night of many names, All Hallows Eve, Samhain, Halloween, Night of Souls what-have-you.

I call it Samhain.
In my mind it is a new year’s eve.
I sit.
I meditate.
I try to clean my house up as best I can.
I cook a feast for myself and the spirits of those who have passed on.
I burn candles.
I burn wormwood and gaze into the smoke.
I don’t claim this to be any ancient tradition, but it is my tradition.
I gladly invite anyone who wishes to come and enjoy my dinner.

I will also be attending a horror movie later on that night and to the people I will be going to the movie with, I also offer to wrap up some food for them (Jeff and Emily)

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Kick at the Darkness

By adminFriday - October 27th, 2006Categories: Uncategorized

There are too many things right now.
To the point where I only speak in spurts and spats.
Sometimes that’s all that can be done.

You are all blind men with an elephant in front of you trying to discern what it is.

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By adminThursday - October 26th, 2006Categories: Uncategorized

Tonight I had a peppermint hot chocolate and thought of you.

(I just found a pillow case in my couch……it’s not mine)

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A main street venue and the death of the dinosaurs weigh heavily on me

By adminMonday - October 23rd, 2006Categories: Uncategorized

I’m now being featured at Golden Age Comics.

I was screened and got in. Yay!!

I’m still very excited about everything that’s happened lately.

And yet I still have other things going on as well.

Like a dinosaur on the verge of extinction.

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Where’s Beth’s panel? it’s a game we can all play!

By adminMonday - October 23rd, 2006Categories: Uncategorized

Damn…I can’t believe they posted it already…
I did a panel in two of the three strips posted here:
http://community.livejournal.com/vcj/
See if you can guess which are mine

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My crazy comic weekend

By adminSunday - October 22nd, 2006Categories: Uncategorized

This weekend.

This weekend started out with mad, mad collating, stapling and folding.
Then getting gussied up and going out to Comic Jam.
Nothing like a room of drunken comic book artists attempting to all tell a story.
It was good fun.
I met people and made contacts.

Today was the convention.
The tables lined the wall and were butted up against each other…..this means that in order to get out from behind the table one either had to bypass all the other vendors in order to get out ….or crawl underneath the table.
Knee pads next year…definitely knee pads.
Also many of us vendors got bored so I livened things up by cracking jokes and stuff.
I ended off by promising next year to bring a large soft ball for us to toss around (and Robin insisted that we also have a hacky sack as well)
I came up with a checklist for next year:
-knee pads
-ball
-hacky sack
-catheter
-I/V drip

I made tons of contacts and traded zines with a few people as well as selling more than enough to cover the cost of my table!
A volunteer from the comicbook database was there and gave me the address to get my comicbook covers scanned and added to the database.
Also a girl from Emily Carr came by and wants to get my books for a zine preservation project which involves collecting zines from all over and putting them into a hard cover book.
We ended the night with Robin throwing a wadded up piece of paper to Colin who then broke his chair….sad thing being they wouldn’t even let him keep it as a trophy.
I met the former curator from Lucky Comics’ art gallery, (he’s a regular from work) talked to him, showed him a sample of my comics (he recognised Isaac and Lee right off the hop) and he said he’d put in a good word to both Gabe (owner of the store) and the new curator for me.
One of the people from Spartacus books told me to drop off some books with them.
The final coup de grace was having a vendor offer me her table at the November Comicon! FREE!! (as my way of saying thanks I gave her one of my books)

So now I have less than two weeks to get ready for another convention….GAH!!!!!
(I now only have five copies of Isaac and Lee left and only one copy of Forest Through the Trees left, so now I must make more)

I eat now because I’m starving…and then a celebratory drink.

*raises mug* TO KICKING BUTT AT THE CONVENTION!!!!

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A life less ordinary

By adminThursday - October 19th, 2006Categories: Uncategorized

Ever talk about something you’d really like and then later on you get it?
Yeah.
It’s an awesome feeling.

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Canzine, meet your maker!

By adminThursday - October 12th, 2006Categories: Uncategorized

Just got my confirmation email. My table is booked. Have to have my day booked off (because apparently it’s impossible to book a Sunday off at my workplace) but I’m good to go….Now all I need to do is design my display, print out signs, business cards and a couple of mini-comics to add to the display. I wish I had a printer that prints blacks right now.

“In the end there are no faults
Only fools.”

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Stringed Behaviour

By adminFriday - October 6th, 2006Categories: Uncategorized

I jump and spin and flit about;
Am I a leaf?
Or a marionette twisting in the wind?

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