Yesterday, Saturday April 6, I was privileged to interview Bill Griffith, longtime weirdo and creator of Zippy the Pinhead (along with so many other great comics) at the MOCCA Fest in NYC. Here's Bill at the Fantagraphics table at MOCCA, showing off the newest Zippy collection, now available thru the link at the sidebar here.
And here we are onstage. (Photo by Phil Merkel.)
My fellow WU-vies:
Although I seem
to have been posting daily, since May 21 I have actually been in Italy, attending a convention where I was a guest of honor, and then visiting Sicily.
But now I'm home, and caught up on all the great posts and comments that accumulated while I was gone. A lively time.
Above, you'll see the convention book with my leering face as a thumbnail on the cover. I am directly under Barbara Bouchet's left breast.
And also my favorite souvenir of Bologna, just to keep the breast theme going. Google translates the saying as "You don't know what you missed by not coming to Bologna."
Despite my daily posts last week, I was really among the missing. I spent from the 20th to the 27th (counting travel time) in Medellin, Colombia, being a guest speaker at this conference.
But now I'm home, and have read all the posts and comments from the past week, and just want to say a big thanks to Alex and Chuck and all the witty, talented WU-vies who make this site so wonderful.
Here are two fotos from my trip.
Salsa dancers working up a sweat to advertise something at EIGHT IN THE MORNING! I was ready to buy anything the ladies offered.
Strange grafitti. What revelation is the monkey experiencing?
Okay, it's not yet as big and popular as Burning Man, but the first gathering of WU-vies has occured. KW, Jules and Madd Maxx chose to meet recently. And here's photographic proof.
Syrup shortages were reported in the region throughout the following week.
Madd Maxx and object of desire.
Left to right: Jules, KW.
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Yes, the San Diego Comic Con
--or "Nerd Prom" as it is sometimes called--might be over for another year. But it's never too late to fill your life with tchotchkes that uphold your geek credentials. And it's especially easy when you have a resource like The Budk Catalog
. Imagine the envy of your nerdly pals--and the instant appearance of a SWAT team--when you parade through your hometown while wearing these Wolverine claws. Hospital coverage due to police sniper fire not included.
I'll be away from my computer until Monday, July 21st, attending Readercon
, so I won't be able to answer any comments. But thanks to my partners, I'll have new posts appearing.
See you all later!