Saturday, April 25, 2009

Images of SPACE

So the following images aren't really from SPACE more of the time spent Saturday night winding down with Jonathon D Gordan while Ryan Claytor and Eric Wilmoth crashed in our hotel room...

Speaking of which here's a view of the pool from our window...

Don't worry John and I had a little pool party later on in the evening, little hard to float when there's no water... and having to navigate rebar to get to the pool.

Jon and I wanted to get a little closer look at this "work in progress" so we headed down to the courtyard (of course leaving Ryan and Eric to their dreams of cotton candy and unicorns. Love ya guys...)

Passing the aforementioned watering hole, sans water, Jon and I came across another thing of beauty that captured our attention and kept us going. You see there was a fence surrounding the courtyard and below you find an image of the beautiful fence... A Slightly reminiscent image of Shawshank... but, you know hey, beauty is beauty right?

That's merely the tip of the iceberg... Crossing under the overpass Jon and I saw another image nearly as striking...

A Waffle House, Strip Club, and Super 8 Motel (not pictured) all within 50 ft of each other... I love Columbus! (thought technically i think we were in a burb)

Jon and I spotted a bowling alley across the road so we went and rolled a few games (Jon laid down the law against my pathetic excuse for bowling.) After that we finally moved onto what our initial goal was... to purchase items that we forgot to bring with us, so back across the street we headed to the GIANT EAGLE (that happened to be right next to the previously mentioned trio: Bed, Boobies, and Breakfast) Upon entering the store we happened to stumble into some rather important political figures... here's a picture of Jon with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Soon after we went back and joined our well rested compatriots and plotted for the next day at SPACE (Thus closing this chapter of "The Adventures of Jon and Jay").

Just to settle the imagination of those out there reading this, by the time we left we only enjoyed one part of the previously mentioned trifecta imaged...

We woke up the following morning and managed to grab a bite at the waffle house before heading back to SPACE...


Monday, April 20, 2009


I'd Like to start by saying a big thanks to everyone who attended as well as tabled at SPACE (the Small Press and Alternative Comic Expo) In Columbus, OH this past weekend.

It was a great event and a lot of fun had by all. 

Early Saturday morning Ryan Claytor, Jonathon D. Gordon, and myself set off in the incomparable squirrelly. We ventured just for a little bit before we picked up Eric Wilmoth in Howell, MI.

With four men and all their convention supplies packed like sardines in a tin can, with lite oil and one of those really neat keys to peal off the top, we started the journey towards to SPACE.

Upon arriving in the fabled land of Columbus we started the first day of two. On an hour and a half of sleep I proceeded to get a chance to meet some of the greatest people and talent available from the Midwest and east coast.

The second day allowed for a lot more camaraderie amongst exhibitors, I got a chance to actually move away from my table and see what was out there. I managed a few trades with other creators and some purchases. I'm finally going to get a chance to go over them later this week, I'll review some them and put some posts up here about my thoughts on the books and where they can be found.

But I digress...

The weekend was great and I can't think of better company than some of the LADDies (Lansing Area Drink and Draw participants) If you wanna find out more info about Ryan, Jonathon, or Eric just click the links to the left of the screen.

Once again thanks to everyone who I had a chance to speak with at SPACE you really made the convention for me.

Check out some pictures from SPACE as found on Comic Related here or follow the link

Now I leave this post with a little piece I created at one of the last LADD meetings... Jonathon D Gordan is physically painting a copy and I'm digitally painting a copy once I hunt down the cause of some file corruption I've been experiencing.

Until next time,


Friday, April 3, 2009


Thank you to everyone who came out and made this a great event.

The Keynote speaker David Peterson did a wonderful job with his presentation regarding Comics as a medium. For those who missed it it should be available online soon on the MSU Comics Forum website.

It was treat getting a chance to meet new people and see many familiar faces at the artist alley, thank you to all the creators who were in attendance they helped make the forum what it was. A list of the guests for the artist alley can be found here.

Thanks to all the panel attendees and panelers (or is it panelees?), if you missed the panels they are available to listen to online here.

Congratulations to Chris Houghton who won the Original Comic Submission competition with "Station 8" if you've never seen Chris' work take a few moments to check out his blog.  He's an amazing artist keep your eyes on him over the years, sooner than you think his work will be all over the place.

Thanks to all of the other submitters to the Original Comic Submission, there were many great entries, the top ten will be posted soon on the MSU Comics Forum website. The top 10 will also be collected in a publication to help promote the event for next year.

Speaking of next year...

Keep an eye out for announcements about the MSU Comics Forum 2010.

Thanks again to everyone who attended, those who were unable to attend, and those who supported the efforts set forth by the Organizers and Sponsors.



Well I did it...

I cut of my hair...

Took donations for children's cancer research...

Bagged 5 oz. of hair to donate to wigs for kids...

and here's the proof