suzeart:

People who can’t draw: Drawing is fucking hard
People who don’t try at all: Drawing is fucking hard
Teachers: Drawing is fucking hard
Beginning artists: Drawing is fucking hard
Pro artists: Drawing is fucking hard
Famous artists: Drawing is fucking hard
Extremely famous artists: Drawing is fucking hard
Long gone, passed away artists who went down in history: Drawing is fucking hard
People who are upset an artist won’t draw for them for free: Drawing is easy!

I like to think that not being very good at drawing at least gives me a little better understanding of how long it takes to make a really good drawing, how hard it is, and how much it should be worth.

I mean, I need to get SOMEthing out of not being very good at drawing.

(Source: theactualteruteru)

if you see cathy leamy at a con go buy all of her comics especially if you want to learn about health & medicine while laughing your fool head off

if you see cathy leamy at a con go buy all of her comics especially if you want to learn about health & medicine while laughing your fool head off

(Source: metrokitty)

I finally got around to adding the artist self-portraits I collected at SPX in 2013. Got some great ones from John Allison, R. Stevens, and a bunch more!

Getting these self-portraits is maybe my favorite part of going to the Small Press Expo.

[edit: tumblr doesn’t like me posting a bunch of png files from Flickr, I guess? anyway, you can see all the self-portraits I’ve gotten from 2011-2013 over here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tumbersault/sets/72157628020383636/]

there aren’t many people who can make me laugh with genital-based humor, but jess fink is one of them.

there aren’t many people who can make me laugh with genital-based humor, but jess fink is one of them.

(Source: jessfink)

Unfuck tomorrow morning

unfuckyourhabitat:

  • Wash the dishes in your sink
  • Get your outfit for tomorrow together, including accessories
  • Set up coffee/tea/breakfast
  • Make your lunch
  • Put your keys somewhere obvious
  • Wash your face and brush your teeth
  • Charge your electronics
  • Pour a little cleaner in the toilet bowl (if you don’t have pets or children or sleepwalking adults)
  • Set your alarm
  • Go to bed at a reasonable hour

ugh jeez okay already GOD

jessfink:


wearebecomepals:
only days away now…

SOON!!! :O

pretty dang excited that this is a real thing that I can buy soon.

jessfink:

wearebecomepals:

only days away now…

SOON!!! :O

pretty dang excited that this is a real thing that I can buy soon.

supervillain:

"In the Air Tonight" sequence from the Miami Vice pilot.

Official director: White Shadow tv veteran Thomas Carter. The most Michael Mann piece of filmmaking ever made.

Watching this for the ten thousandth time.

Oh my fuck yes.

(via machinery)

amultiverse:

Yes! It’s Horace Greenstein, Scary Owl Lawyer 

oh fuck yes

midnitesurprise:

horror friends,
working on getting screen print posters made of this in time for spx.

and here I was worried I wouldn’t have a thing to buy from KC at SPX this year. hooray!

midnitesurprise:

horror friends,

working on getting screen print posters made of this in time for spx.

and here I was worried I wouldn’t have a thing to buy from KC at SPX this year. hooray!

diloolie asked: What tips would you have for a first-time SPX-goer?

spx:

First, I hope that SPX is basically the best time you’ve ever had!  

Here’s a few thoughts of the top of my head on making the most of it!

Plan for Two Days

The show floor is going to be immense this year and it will take two days to have a realistic chance of seeing everything. 

Don’t Be Afraid to Meet People

One of the things that is so important to us as organizers is that SPX is a warm, embracing environment. I think that spirit is really reflected right back at us by the exhibitors and attendees. So you’ll make fast friends!

Stick around for the Social Stuff

The Ignatz Awards on Saturday night are open to everyone but typically sparsely attended by show goers (as opposed to exhibitors and media).  Make a point to stay and take them in, along with the after-party.

The Sunday Tumblr Meetup is another great place to get to know folks.

Bring Cash

We’ll have multiple ATMs right on the show floor and more artists are taking credit cards than ever before but having small bills in cash will help you stay on the hunt for great stuff rather than running off to refill your coffers.

Bring a Snack

You may not want to break for a long lunch so bring a snack and some water with you.

Bring a Sweater

That exhibitor room can get hot - especially when Saturday gets crushingly busy.  But more often than not it is FRIGID in there.  

Do Your Homework

The show floor gets really, really busy and with so many artists attending you might want to take some time to go through the exhibitor list, debut books list and the Ignatz Nominations at spxpo.com so you don’t miss someone you were really excited about!

Sunday is Usually More Laid Back

Saturday is going to be crazed and packed.  Understandably creators are managing a large volume of people and looking to make sales.  Sunday is a better day to get some chat time with folks you’d really like to talk to.

Don’t Sleep on Programming

Bill K, our programming guru has an excellent - even historic line up of panels and presentations going this year.  We have two flights running together both days.  Check them out at our website and get there early!  Those rooms will be full!

Ultimately, what you do at the show depends on what you want to get out of it.  I know you’ll have a blast and I hope you’ll swing by and introduce yourself!

Did I miss something, gang?  

Hit us up with any other suggestions for first-timers!

— MDT

omg omg omg it’s almost (almost!) SPX weekend!