This Saturday at Rollick’s Coffee is that Squid Row Book Signing! If you live around the Monterey Bay, be sure to drop in at 210 Main Street in Oldtown Salinas. From 1pm to 4pm, I will be signing and hobnobbing, doodling and sipping some joe. Harold says he’s available for hugs and photographs. (DO NOT miss hugs with Harold! He’s so squishy!)
I can’t believe it’s Friday again… this week has just flown by… probably because I’ve been behind all week… that’s what happens when you throw in a big ol’ holiday at the outset of the work week. Gah…
Friend of Squid, Mr. Aidan Casserly of Scapula has sent me this little gem! Awesome shading and coloring, Dada! I’ve put it in with the Wallpapers if ya’ll want to put it on yer ‘puter. (And just so you knows, that’s NOT the Lone Cypress behind Randie… because if it were, those knuckleheads at the Pebble Beach Company would sue… no kid!)
Snaps, JC and Flickr
This past First Friday was not only a blast, but it was well documented. JC Dill came up to The Cartoonery and brought her big ol’ spiffy camera. You can see the results here. Be sure to look around her website… her photography is perty spiffy!
If you wanna see my camera’s photo-documentation (a bit less spectacular)… go to Squid Row Mama’s Flickr account.
You can see here that Harold has a few sweets (British candy bars)… gifts from Keith (aka Squidman). And what’s that on Harold’s noggin? Squid bait…. or rather bait for salmon that look like squid. hee hee. This is the sillyness that goes on in Silly-nas on Firstiest Friday.
What’s Spinning on the ipod…
Dance Department Podcast- with Dennis Ruyer “serving the universe”
Squidman’s “in a jam? Squidman’s Blackberry jam”(and crackers… I’m not like Randie who just spoons it from the jar)… and this jam is AWESOME! Thanks again, Keith! nom, nom, nom.
Hi Ho, Squiddies! Happy July 1 to yous…
It’s a holiday weekend, Ya’ll… (like you didn’t know)… and it’s also a First Friday here in Oldtown Salinas. That means The Cartoonery will be open and buzzing with folks. The weather is supposed to be charming… and there’s already a holiday feeling floating around. So if you live ’round the Monterey Bay (or perhaps yer visitin’)… click here for more info.
Some Friday News:
The Alternative Cafe in Seaside has joined the venues carrying Squid! Yay, Alternative Cafe! Check’em out… it’s a groovy place.
That’d be Mouse & me.
Shelter kitty #106917
Mouse has found her “playful” side and is also warming up to OC (other cat) Sassy (or rather, Sassy is warming up to Mouse!). OC Stoney still won’t come in the house… well, just to nibble at the food dish… and then… SCRAM!
Come Together: Joe Cocker- Across the Universe Soundtrack
Dear Prudence: Across the Universe Soundtrack
Evil Moogafooga: Space Funk
All-Star: Smash Mouth (it’s a favorite) Mystery Men Soundtrack, ya’ll!
Here’s a postcard for the upcoming the Rollick’s Book Signing. You can download it if ya want to….
Sardines… cherries… sheep cheese (thanks, Squidman, for turning me on to this stuff!) and crackers!
…to Judy for making “Everything But the Kitchen Sink Cookies” for tonight!
… to Nelson for the constant flow of coffee… or at least offering a constant flow of coffee.
… to my Squiddies… fer being Squiddies! Thanks for your support and readership!
Gah! This week went by so fast!
It started out with tooning… tuesday I put my sales hat on and peddled books. I am pleased to say that the Squid is carried by Tessuti Zoo (one of the most colorful stores on the Peninsula!), After the Quake on Cannery Row, Searle Art Supplies in New Monterey, and soon to be at Palace Art Supply in Capitola and Comicopolis in Santa Cruz! If you live in the Monterey Bay area… you can get yer Squid at these fine establishments… tell’em “I want my Squid!”
Okay… I have been consumed with getting the Squid out, breakin’ a new kitty (Mouse) in, and somewhere in there… some tooning! I needs some upbeat “JUST DO IT” music!
Rock The Funky Beat (Radio Edit): Natural Born Killaz
The Hampster Dance Song: Hampton the Hampster (I am a silly one! I can’t help it! … you do remember the dancing hamsters, right?)
Tres Tres Chic: Mocean Worker
Chick a Boom Boom Boom (Radio Edit): Mocean Worker
Velvet Pants: Propellerheads
What’s in my Travelogue? Harold (above) visits Pea Soup Andersons! I have some video I’m working on… where Harold travels around… I got a flip video a while back… and I’m playing… so you’re bound to see some silly video clips soon!
What’s for lunch? Salad and an apple.
As this photo might indicate… the books have made to the Squid Warehaus! Oh yah!
Now, the fun begins… putting all those pre-orders together with their special toons and taking them to the postals! If you pre-ordered your copy, you can expect that your book will be mailed early next week… providing my hand doesn’t cramp up from all the special pre-order drawing!
Now onto more fun!
What musical mischief is occurring at present?
The Groove Soundtrack… various electronic dance! Always upbeat!
The Harry Potter Soundtrack…. the original John Williams …. hint- I’m working on some future storyline toons involving HP… if you like Harry Potter… keep reading!
What’s on my desk? Emitown… a graphic novel diary of Emi Lenox… cartoonist of most interesting-ness.
Jim Mahfood’s 40 oz. compilation … LA street art-style…
and a bunch of French comic books I picked up in Paris and Aix.
AND of course, a copy of … Squid Row: Welcome to the Neighborhood!
Get this (are you ready for this?) !!!
If you are on the Central Coast… tune in to KSBW on this Sunday at 5pm. I, along with Trish Sullivan (the First Friday Facilitator) will be interviewed on Feedback at Five! See silly ol’ me talk pretty.
Firstest Local Book signing: If you are near OldTown Salinas on July 16th, head to Rollick’s from 1-4pm… and I will be signing books, posing for photos and all that crazy jazz! Harold will be available for photos as well (he’s the photogenic one). So mark your calendars!