My first academic painting was of Fred Astaire dancing… it was very animated and was quite proud of it. I felt it really captured him. It was chosen to be in Palomar College’s art magazine that year… but I was flattered but disappointed that they mislabeled it colorized photo… and not acrylic painting. I still have said painting.
It’s time to Celebrate in The West End!
It’s a fun place, Sand City… and there’s lots to celebrate… Art, Music, Food and Wine… There are lots of booths dedicated to these things and one shouldn’t miss coming out and enjoying it. Squid Row is officially located in booth 40 on Hickory Street, not far from the main music stage, which means I get to sample all the music!
What will you find when you come to booth #40? Books, original art, posters, copies of the Art-o-rama zines… AND returning this year… The Cartoon-a-tron! Come feed it with paper money and see what happens!
West End Celebration, Sand City, CA… Aug 23 & 24th, 2014. Opens 11am on Saturday, 12pm on Sunday and open until 5:30 both days.
“Looks like we made it…” and THANK YOU, Squid Fans for getting us there!
Victory was ours in Round Two over at TGT Media’s Comic strip battle war tournament… Victory was also had by our friend and fan of the show, Scapula (Dada…)! Good going there, Dada!
So we have moved on to Round TWO… and we are up against B-Squad… (Squid vs. Squad)… so if you’d be kind to help Squid Row get to Round Three… this would be lovely, friends! Click on the link above… you can vote hourly… we are stationed in the third bracket!
Smiles! And thanks again for the plugging!
Hey, it’s been a good long while since I posted stuff… there’s stuff going on!
Firstly, my friend Kurt over at TGT Media has put me in a tournament… which started, Monday, August 11th.
So go over to his site… go down to bracket 24 and vote for Squid Row… I’m up against terrible odds being in the same bracket as Capes & Babes in round one, but hey… you all could surprise me with a win… all you have to do is click on the little box next to Squid Row (link above). I could win… it could happen. Thanks!
Secondly, The West End Celebration is coming up in a couple weeks… (Aug 23 & 24) if you live around here… or not… come out to Sand City and see the artists, musicians, food and wine! It’s a two day event and it’s always a lot of fun. BOOTH 40, ya’ll… where I was last year… on Hickory.
The August/September issue of Art-o-rama is now out… you will be getting your copy this week, Squiddie Zinesters… so keep your goggles peeled.
This issue is loaded with lots of writing material from moi. I dusted off my rhyming dictionary and got to work. So please forgive any errors that may have needled their way in and went unnoticed until the issue was all packaged up.
In any case, this issue’s theme is “underwater” and the different interpretations associated with the word (Randie might know a thing or two about it). Thar be sea monsters involved and some historical accounts of historical events. All in all, I hope that you enjoy. AND if you aren’t subscribed but would like a copy, you can visit Etsy and buy this issue or any other, for that matter. If Etsy isn’t your thing, you can always email me and we can work something out. Better yet… you can subscribe over on Etsy as well! 6 issues a year! Just $30-no postage! …if you are in the USA.
It’s time to do a little cross over fun!
That’s right… for funzies, and because Gulls and Squid Row will be sharing tables at both Rose City Comic Con and A.P.E. (see Events page on this site), Jack of Gulls and I are mixing it up! Flat Randie is spending some time up in Portland, OR… and Baxter is flying around in Monterey and Salinas. Why not have some fun with it?!
So expect some silliness over the summer…
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