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Emerald City Comicon Approaches, AND SO DO I.

Are you going to The Emerald City Comicon this coming weekend?  Really?  SO AM I!  Wow, what are the chances, huh?  We should be best friends or at least complete strangers separated by the distance of a convention booth.

And what a fine booth it shall be:  THE TOPATOCO BOOTH.  I know, it’s not my usual SLG booth, but SLG won’t be there, and the Topatoco people were nice enough to let me squat with them for a bit.

I also have a discussion panel on Saturday at 5PM in room 3AB, but it’s going on at the same time as George Takei’s panel, so if I’m not at my own panel just go ahead and ask my empty chair questions and it’ll probably be way more tolerant than I would have been!

As usual, I’ll have some prints sewn into my body and it’ll be up to you to use the specially supplied tongs to extract them.  I might also just be carrying them around in a little case, so if you don’t see the tongs you’ll have to assume they’re in the case.

It’ll be kind of a NNY-sack since it’s just jammed full of JTHM related stuff, the Floor Damage Prints and some Johnny headshots I printed up since people seem to like having photos signed.

The Floor Damage prints’ll eventually go up for sale on $Z.99 and are $60.   I’m not sure about the headshots, yet.  I’ll have around 20 of those in my insides/carrying case, and those’ll be 25 bucks since they’re smaller than my usual mini prints.  Each one will have a hand inked cockroach on it.  Could that roach be Mr. Samsa?  I DUNNO…it kind of looks like him, but then again he looks exactly like a regular cockroach.  Pretty mysterious.  Either way, buy a print and I’ll maybe give you one of those little Z? stickers I had made.  WHAT A BARGAIN?  (not really a bargain)


$Z.99, JTHM Prints and Upcoming Convention Appearances.

It’s been awhile since I’ve written up an update about pretty much anything, so there’s maybe too much to talk about, but this particular one will focus on just what the hell is up with the $Z.99 store, those JTHM screen prints that’ve been sitting around since December, and some upcoming appearances like Wondercon and Emerald City Comicon.


$Z.99?  Well, it’s CURSED.  CURSED I say.  My webstore has been in various states of functionality for maybe two years now, but it’s never been exactly what it was supposed to be, a place to sell my prints as well as a hub that links to all the other products of mine that are being sold on various other sites on the internet, like the SLG store and the Gallery Nucleus stuff, not to mention the TopatoCo store.

$Z.99 was working alright as the former, just a place to sell some prints , but the site seems to eat up designers and swallow them whole when they attempt to make the site do that other thing.  Basically, I want one relatively seamless experience for visitors, a site where they can buy the things hosted by $Z.99 itself, as well as browse all those other things they’d be able to purchase from other web stores.  Thus far the site has killed maybe 4 designers and driven two others stark raving mad.

Does anyone know any clever, capable designers who want to work for peanuts?  Seriously…these peanuts are fucking incredible.

In the meantime I’m going to be opening up a sort of temporary $Z.99 on Big Cartel or something, a place where people can, until a more polished site can go up, once again just get access to the limited edition prints.


Speaking of prints, this NNY print has been sitting around in my place since December (the original planned month of  re-opening for $Z.99 ), and at first it was pretty cool having them  here because their amazingness was seeping out into their surroundings, making everything more amazing.

Now, however, I’m actually getting a little sick of things being so amazing.  I want a break from how goddamned amazing everything feels.  The trouble is, there’s 200 of these things in a box on s shelf, and though that maybe doesn’t sound like so many when you think of how many fans are out there, having 200 of them all at once is almost sickening.  When they do go up for sale they’ll be $60, signed, and covered in a thick, gelatinous coating of amazing.

The temporary store should be up soon enough and I can start moving them, hopefully, but until then, I’ll be taking a few with me to some upcoming conventions.


Wondercon!  If you’re around Anaheim on the 16 and 17th of this month, come visit the SLG booth at Wondercon, and maybe I’ll be there instead of hiding in the restroom, and if I’m not hiding in the restroom you can pick up one of those JTHM prints.  I’ll probably be there for both days of the con, though I might spend a great deal of it hiding.  In the bathroom.

Emerald City Comicon!  Two conventions in one month.  I swear I didn’t mean for that to happen, but sometimes I just say yes to stuff or plan on going to a convention without really being terribly aware of the dates, so just when I’ll be slowing down with the furious bathing and hand-washing after my two days of going to Wondercon I’ll be in Seattle, signing books and eating food and possibly selling more of the JTHM prints.  I doubt they’ll sell out at Wondercon so there’ll likely be some left for you Seattle types.

SLG won’t be at ECCC, so I’ll be sitting with the far less surly gang of goblins from TopatoCo, who’ve been nice enough to let me hang with them for my stay.


There’s a Con for Invaders, ya know?

Did you know there was a convention dedicated to INVADER ZIM going on soon?  I had heard about INVADERCON last year but didn’t really imagine it being a real thing, more like one of those bazillions of stories I hear about things I’m somewhat connected to only with absolutely no basis in reality.  As it got closer to 2011 it became more and more obvious that it was actually happening and was actually snatching up a few guest appearance from actors, writers and crew like Richard Horvitz, Andy Berman, Rikki Simons and Kevin Manthei, with a special appearance by one of the janitors that would come in at night and clean up all the food that we’d just let fall from our mouths when we were done eating.
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