I am flying off for Toronto tomorrow for a week of interviews, shopping and ending with the excellent Toronto Comics Art Festival. Last year I had a blast. I got some great books and got to do a really interesting panel. I guess my panel went well last year, because organizer Christopher Butcher is letting me do it again. This year, I am going to be moderating a discussion between headliners, Paul Pope and Dash Shaw. I wanted to talk to these two guys specifically because of how modern their work really is. As Frank Santoro likes to say, they represent a fusion of a bunch of different influences, and hopefully we can explore that.
On top of the panel, I will also be doing my first real appearance at a comics event. I will be at the Conundrum Press table on both days from 1-2pm. Please come by and say hi. I will have the first piece of Inkstuds Merchandise for sale at the table. It’s a t-shirt done with a special silk-screening technique that will make it very different from most other shirts. The illustration on the shirt is by Inkstud buddy, Brandon Graham. He is swell for doing a great image. I won’t be posting any pics of the shirts before the festival, but they sure are pretty sweet. I will also have dvd discs I made of every Inkstuds interview. Those are free. So come say hi and get a free disc or you know, buy a shirt.
Since I will be in Toronto all week. Email me, I may have some free time.