Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Hey there sports fans, Al here with the latest-

The Rose City Comicon 2013 show of  this last weekend was blast for several reasons.

1) The layout and the size of the show.  I think that there was so much room that vendors and exhibitors could safely showcase their work without the occasional cosplayers  stopping lines from getting to your tables.  That was cool. 
2) Next door neighbors, Brian Schirmer of "Ultrasylania", were super chill at the show not like the crazy freakin' jazz jam band that my friend (I will call him Maverick) wanted to crush their musical instruments at ECCC a couple of years ago.
3) Minions -or in this case Henchmen.  They were very cool about  making sure that we, the guests were taking care of.  Thank you so much.
4) Lack of swag mongers!  Yea!  I think you already know how I feel about these parasites. 
5) The Fans.  A big THANK YOU for showing your support in a medium were the little guys are still plugging away at making comics fun and entertaining.  Great dialogues with people who couldn't just walk pass the table without a chuckle and engage the creators behind the tables.  Some were a little bit odd others were awesome.  And no BIG JIM to pester me about copyright infringements.  Without you folkes we geeks would just be sitting in corners waiting to get into the insane asylum at Arkham.  
HOWEVER THERE ALWAYS THE CONS of any show.  And this show, ROSE CITY COMICON #2, 2013 is not without it's problems.  They are as follows:
1) Announcements over the P.A.  There was a problem letting everybody know when the show was under way and  when it was shutting it down for that day.
Or the panels that were taking place. Most of this was taken care of by the second day though.  Thank you organizers for that.
2) Temperature.  One of the things that we had a another small issue was it getting cold in that big ass room.  I not so bad when some of the more scantly clad cosplayers were walking by and being able to show off their new super power by being able to cut glass with the use of their protruding nipples.  But hey that's what sweatshirts are for anyway right?  Thanks guys, good game.
3)  Dropped service of the use of Square App.  Since these little devices have come into play for vendors like a massive ground swelling storm a lot of people were having their signals dropped.  Last year I did about 1/3 of my business with this thing and it was awesome to be able to close a sale but my friend Jason had some serious issues with being able to connect with his service.  I think for this show most of my sales were through the Square like 80% of my business.  No need for a huge cash box.  
Hopefully this issue can be dealt with
4) Size of the show.  Unlike the cramped table space of last year at the Doubletree Hotel the size of this show was huge and that like this year's ECCC show in Seattle was overloaded.  Here is just a thought, instead of having artist's alley so far in the back bring them a little closer to the front and disperse the bigger vendors like TFAW and Dark Horse (one in the same really) ONI Press separate from each other.  Now I know I may be barking up the wrong tree about that because I know that they are paying good amount of cash for those booths but man it does make it frustrating for the small  press people to make any kind of impression.  BIGGER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER!  I think the show because of the team up with the promoters of ECCC made a too big a jump with Rose City.  But I guess when you have Wizard World rolling into town and swing their dicks around you might as well play it up.
I still think that the venue is a good one if it stays the size it is for next couple years.  I 'll still go.  Just hopefully I'll have my own table again.

Speaking of a one man table...

A LOT OF PEOPLE have been asking me when the ONE MAN SHOW is going to happen.  Well what I can tell you is this after talking to Joey Maas about it he said that he would be back in town until the 15th for hanging the work around the Saturday the 19th of October or the 20th for the opening.   So there is now a date and I will be putting together a fan page on facebook for it.

NEXT YEAR IN FEBRUARY @ N.W.I.P.A. I will have another show in hand.  Those fine gentleman of that bottle shop have asked me to put up art work there. 

"Inhuman Torch"  
And you thought that was al there was to it.  And you would be so dead wrong!
The title does imply that there will be some misgivings about what is to happen but not the way you think.  This will all come out in issue #3 later this year.  
The other is more a stand alone story for CC but I haven't come up with a title for it yet.  This will be in more of a comic strip format than anything else. That particular story was started up at Stumptown this years as I sat with my good buddy Jason.  But as I found, Corpse Cop is a time jumper (all due to one mad, evil scientist- Doktor Plutarius).  
Plutarius is one of those kind guys you just can't kill.  Unless Jason and I decide to do away with him.  He is a nexus for a lot bad shit.
AND ON THAT FRONT : The next Corpse Cop outing will cover a much different terrain as far as  dealing with any outbreaks that he has to deal with.  We might find him dimensionally shifting so that opens a lot too but that is all down the road right now.
But if you wanta play catch up check out this link for the one CC's first adventures at 

Version #1
Version #3
Version #2
The Re-Scrubs third and final thumbnail has been sent off to Shaun to see which one they want to go with.  But it has been sounding like the second thumbnail I sent off might be the one to modify.   
I should mention that I do commissions. It usually depends size, complexity of the piece, varnished and framed.  I.E. Gilrandree Commission 11"x14" varnished, one subject, no frame- $175.00  Usually half down and half on completion of project.  Easiest way for payments is through Paypal  using my email address
If you are curious about it please email me at

Nothing to report that has me pulling what little hair I have out of my head.

Actual film work being done for webcast show called the Velvet Coffin.  Initally I had been brought into the production as story board artist but as continued my association with production I began to wear many different hats.- as story boardist, screenwriter, producer,  props, assassiant director, assassiant camra man and a zombie extra, second unit camera man, assistant director, producer guy.
More of this info can be found at
If your wanting to look at some of the older blog for Black Box Comix you can check them out here. Black Box Comix Blog.
There is also Twitter to follow and Tumbler The Other Scratchpad   as well 
Or if you're interested in purchasing something that catches your eye  check out here on the Big Cartel web site.  Big Cartel.
And of course is always the backlog of comics here at Indyplanet.
And the kid is out of here!

1 comment:

  1. Assistant Director?? Who promoted you to that role? LOL