Randie can’t believe her ears.
I live two hours south of Golden Gate Park. Driving to San Francisco on a holiday weekend (Labor Day) was uncomplicated and pleasant. Finding a place to park was more difficult. No matter. I was dropped off in front of the County Fair Building, along with my zines and Squid Row wares. Art-O-Rama for the people.
I was parked in the youth-friendly zone (there were only 7 or so of us)… they asked on the application if this was okay. I replied “yes” … and this got me a nice spot next to the bright window as you first came in. A nice spot, indeed. Also, I was parked between two nifty zinesters… one a parenting zine animator mom-person who made zines with her 5 year-old’s art. The other side of the Squid Row table was occupied by a nifty tooner/zinester and “toast master”, Karl Dotter… very cool.
The day went by very quickly. From 11-5 pm, there was a VERY steady stream of zine-loving people studying the tables. I found people curious and interested in looking at the topics of my zines and I sold many…. as well as the hand drawn buttons I was offering.
So the “kid-friendly” zone was good. Next year, we’ll do it again.
Also: the next Art-o-rama Zine topic? Just in time for Halloween, a zine on ghosts and hauntings.
West Enders… in Sand City for the West End Celebration. That’s me next to the easel… that’s Judy the Minion on the left. I couldn’t have done this without her! She manned the booth while I live-arted right there. Too much fun! Thanks for the photo, Peter.
Greetings R&R fans and Squiddies! I have something to tell you about…
I am now friends with the chimp… a MailChimp (no, not a male chimp) … a Mail Chimp. He’s a little monkey with a messenger bag and he delivers email messages right to your inbox. I am finding that posting events and such on the blogs isn’t always an effective way to tell you about what’s happening with Squid Row Comics (R&R, Squid Row, & upcoming events).
That said, I contacted the chimp, and he’s agreed to help me out. MailChimp is a reputable company that DOES NOT spam and many artists and organizations usehe chimp the chimp to put out high quality, visually exciting email newsletters and the like.
So what sorts of things would be in the visually exciting email newsletter? Upcoming conventions and events will be listed… photos of said events and the aftermath. There would be news about stuff relating to the comic or art shows the I would be involved in. There could be previews or trivia… who knows?
So would you like to get the “Squid Row Happenings” in your inbox? I have placed a sign up under the Patreon button on the website. It’s easy to get on the list (and off, if you want). I hope that you’ll get on the list of people in the know. And when the little monkey shows up delivering messages to your inbox… don’t feed him… I hear he likes to take impromptu picnics and gets behind.