Thursday, April 29, 2010

To the Burgh and Beyond!

So I'm hitting the road to begin the kinda East Coast portion of my Whirlwind Tour! I'll be back in the Burgh, PITTSBURGH, PA!!! (as James Brown says) for a reading at the ToonSeum!

Pittsburgh, PA - ToonSeum

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
6:00 pm
The ToonSeum
945 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15222
http://toonseum.org/


Then, after that I'll be moving on to the hockey (yay!) country of Canada for the Toronto Comics Arts Festival. I haven't been there in 15 years when I saw the Phantom of the Opera with my high school leadership club, so I'm excited! Anyway, come on and hang out with me, Canadians!

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival
May 8th and 9th 2010
@ Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St., Toronto, Canada
Admission to TCAF is Free.
http://torontocomics.com

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wow, this is huge (literally)

Stumptown Comics fest was way fun! Thanks Portland! My publisher (code word for "Dylan Williams") informed me that my interview with the Asian Journal was posted on Friday, but it was really my auntie, mom, uncle, and especially dad who told me that it was more than just an online article:

Uhhhh??!? The article is way smaller than this.

WOW! I beat out Dingdong Dantes out of the cover!!! Awh, I love you, Ding Dong!

Anyway, here's a link to the online version of the article. Thanks to Malou Liwanag -Bledsoe for making this happen and for dad for pounding the pavement and finally getting 7 copies at the tailor's on Mission Street.

http://www.asianjournal.com/aj-magazine/something-filipino/5230-rina-in-whirlwind-wonderland.html
and a cool online presentation of the print version:
http://www.asianjournal.com/pdf/webpaper/webpapers/2010/aj100423/viewer_frame.html

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Whirlwind at Stumptown Comics Festival This weekend

Yay, the Whirlwind Tour officially begins this weekend at Stumptown Comics Fest, in the lovely city of Portland, Oregon. Visit me and my pal and cartoonist ace, Lark Pien (Table 67) who also just released a new book, Long Tail Kitty. I'll be signing copies of Whirlwind Wonderland, co-published by Portland's publishing finest, Sparkplug Comic Books and Tugboat Press. I'll also have this wonderful new zine, just off the press:

Pet Project - Debuting at Stumptown

PET PROJECT

a zine filled with drawings of cats, dog, hamsters, seamonkeys, and other monsters done by trevor alixopulos, andrice arp, rina ayuyang, nate beaty, gabrielle bell, mark burrier, martin cendreda, warren craghead, vanessa davis, josh frankel, renee french, mike getsiv, john hankiewicz, tim hensley, jakob klemencic, david lasky, marinaomi, mats?!, sacha mardou, ted may, ken mccarty, derek miracle, fred noland, misun oh, onsmith, lark pien, john porcellino, jesse reklaw, joey sayers, steve weissman, dalton webb, calvin wong, dan zettwoch

HOPE TO SEE YA THERE!!!

Stumptown Comics Fest
http://stumptowncomics.com/

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dexter y Sylvester

dexter y sylvester
for the pet zine

Monday, April 12, 2010

there is more stuff in there, don't worry

there is more stuff in there, don't worry.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Go to Mocca! Show some love!

Go to MOCCA! Show some luv!

As Dylan has said:

Sparkplug will be at the MoCCA Festival in New York this weekend (Saturday April 10th and 11th). Austin English, Clara Johansson and Eroyn Franklin will be running the table ( #G9). They'll have a bunch of new books including an anthology with stuff by Austin and John Hankiewicz (and more) and the premiere preview mini of a new anthology by Shannon O'Leary and Joan Reilly (which I have a story in).

More info here:
http://sparkplugcomicbooks.blogspot.com/2010/04/mocca-and-new-books.html

SO go and have fun in the Springtime in NYC!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Now what?

now what

for an upcoming mini. Was b/w, but mucked around in photoshop.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

so many stories to tell

so many stories to tell
i wish the joke was about me talking about asphalt. not the lady. the lady is a nice lady.