A Return to Forum

MSUCFheaderAnnouncing a new addition to the schedule: I’ll be participating in the Artists’ Alley of the 2014 MSU Comics Forum in Lansing, MI this February 22nd. The forum actually kicks off on Friday the 21st with keynote speaker Stan Sakai, so come both days if you can!

I haven’t set up in Artist’s Alley for this show in a couple of years and I’m looking forward to coming back. I’ll have minicomics which haven’t shown there before; including, if all goes according to plan, a brand new comic (the first in a brand new series)! Things are brewing here at Fridge-Mag HQ. More news soon.

As Eavesdropped: prized, performed, picked again

005As_Eaves_Animal1Check it out: As Eavesdropped Vol. 4 was nominated for a SPACE prize! Now, I’m up against some stiff competition, so don’t congratulate me yet — vote (if you’re eligible)! Volume 3 took third place in 2012 and I personally think the newer issue is better than that one. Let’s see if AE can move up to first or second this time. More about the SPACE prize here.

If you need help deciding, you can order either issue from me, or watch the following video from this past October of my reading excerpts from 3 and 4 (with audiovisual accompaniment) live at Detroit Brain Frame.

Also, this is as good a time as any to announce that I’ll be exhibiting at SPACE 2014, April 12-13. See you in the spring!


Friday, October 18, 7PM
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave.
FREE :: with suggested $5 museum admission


Brain Frame is a performative comix reading series from Chicago. Brain Frame invites alternative comics and zine artists to interpret their work in front of an open-minded audience, incorporating elements impossible to reproduce on a printed page. Brain Frame involves projections, performance, music, noise, props, costumes, horror, humor, and the avant-garde. Readers are encouraged to be as weird and ambitious as possible.

Brain Frame’s first Detroit edition features readings by local artists as well as a few seasoned Chicagoans:

Suzanne Baumann :: www.fridge-mag.com
Tom Carey :: www.vimeo.com/rustynailstudio
Davin Brainard :: http://dabbinscloud.blogspot.com/
Lyra Hill :: www.lyrahill.com
Steve Hughes :: http://stuporzine.com/
Emma Rand :: http://raaaaand.wordpress.com/
Cabaret BLACK EYE :: http://ryanstandfest.com/

Artists will have merchandise for sale; all proceeds go to artists. Bring some cash!



My upcoming trip to SPACE

SP13FrontIf you’re in the Columbus, Ohio area this April, come see me at the Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo, aka SPACE. I will have a table with new Ball Point minicomics to share, and this year I will also be accepting a prize for As Eavesdropped #3 ! Most of the sketches I’m currently posting to this blog were drawn at SPACE in 2001 — the fact that I’m still coming back to this show 12 years later should tell you how much I like it.

In addition, I will have a few pieces up in a group show at Wild Goose Creative (also in Columbus) throughout the month of April. It’s called Panels in Pink, and an artists’ reception is scheduled on April 18, 2013, 7-10 PM (I probably won’t be around for the reception, but if you’re nearby, check it out).