Archive for October, 2008

Debuting at APE – My Boyfriend is a Space Robot!

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

My newest mini-comic, My Boyfriend is a Space Robot, debuts at APE in San Francisco this coming weekend (Nov. 1 and 2). Still not sure if I will be there, but you can definitely get the comic! It will be exclusively available at the Prism Comics table #338, so be sure to go and ask for it! This is my first full-color mini comic! It’s 12 pages and has lots of heart and color!

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It’s about a teenage girl with muscular dystrophy who finds romance with an alien robot. Click below for some page previews.

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Fun times!

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

I went to the WFMU record fair today. if you get the chance I recommend it. It’s held every fall and in addition to the records and CDs for sale there are performances. Somehow for me the highlight is always the AV Lounge where they screen rarities and pop strangeness. For instance a few years ago they screened The Apple, a crazy futuristic rock musical. It’s tough to describe but if you like campiness you must see it! Today I had a few treats, first I caught the tail end of a collection of bubblegum videos, just in time for Yummy Yummy! Love that bubblegum pop and it was neat to see the videos. Then I saw The Beaver Trilogy, another one that must be seen to be believed. It’s a trilogy of movies: first a documentary, then two shorts one starring young Sean Penn, one starring young Crispin Glover about a guy in a small Utah town who impersonates Olivia Newton-John. If you get the chance you must see this film! It was simultaneously funny and mortifying and wonderful. Plus seeing Crispin and Sean Penn do Olivia Newton-John impressions (or rather portraying someone doing that) is awesome. They both did great jobs, I thought! Then we got treated to an episode of Wild Record Collection, a Manhattan public access show by my dear friends Tony and Ron. It’s basically stuffed animals dancing to awesome vinyl records and is a total hoot. Coincidentally this episode featured Xanadu! Something tells me I’ll be dreaming of Olivia Newton-John tonight. They also screened Ghoul A Go-Go, another great show, but I had a hair appointment so couldn’t stay.

Vote no on Prop 8 in Cali! Protect gay marriage!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

If you’re in Cali, please take the time to vote no on Prop 8 and protect gay marriage. This is important people!
http://www.noonprop8.com/

City Sweet Tooth – SWEET Comic!

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Click here to see my comic at The L Magazine, it recaps my faves from the NYC Wine and Food Festival’s SWEET party!

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Ah, memories!

NYC Food Fest Coverage

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Please head over to City Sweet Tooth to check out my extensive coverage of the NYC Wine and Food Fest!

Meatpacking Uncorked – NYC Wine and Food Fest -updated!

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

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(I just updated this with photos I took today)

While I am not a big wine drinker there was still some food enjoyment to be had at this event. The opportunity to check out the many chichi boutiques in a festive atmosphere was definitely attractive. The best one by far was Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor! I loved the decor, it was bright and full of fun pop art. The vibe was party or club-like and people were having fun. I can see this being a really cool place to get your hair done or shop for beauty products. Lots of neon and shiny silver. I’m going to try and snap some pics there tomorrow. But where they really stood out is the treats they had. One of the few places to offer food in addition to wine they had an impressive display of sweets from Heaven, a bakery in Bovina, NY. They had cookies, brownies, ginger bread, and more. I had a fudge brownie and it was really stellar. The very dark fudgy kind. Possibly the fudgiest I’ve ever had! It also had a satisfying sugar crunch. The other fun thing was the illy Push Button House where they were serving up complimentary coffee and Jacques Torres Wicked Fun truffles. Mmmm… I saw Wine Cellar Sorbets again, scooping up samples next to Pastis and I got to try the Sangria flavor and their new Port flavor, they’ve really been hitting it out of the park for me. Every flavor is a winner!

Here are more photos of Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor since they kindly allowed me to photograph in there today. This decor matches my sensibilities exactly! They even have Murakami flower pillows on their hot pink lounge (I have the pin version).

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They have a lot of mermaid dolls suspended above the rinsing area…

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You can see the whole area here, complete with Hokusai inspired iridescent wallpaper!

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Speaking of wallpaper, Michael Angelo designs fruit wallpaper that not only looks delicious it is scratch and sniff! It is included in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

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Here’s another interior shot. I love this place! Thanks to Kitty and Michael Angelo for your hospitality!wonderlandint.jpg

Latest City Sweet Tooth comic – Luxee!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Click here to check out my latest comic at The L Magazine! It’s about the Lower East Side’s elegant Japanese-French dessert cafe Luxee and their creative take on the candy apple. Perfect for Fall harvest time! Luxee *6 Clinton St. (at Houston St.) NYC *

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Japan C at Felissimo

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

If you’re in NYC and have the chance I recommend checking out the Japan C event at Felissimo Design House (10 West 56th Street, New York City ). “A rolling eleven week exhibition of all things Japanese. Spanning home and fashion accessories to gadgets, food, beauty and pop-culture products, Japan C is part design exhibition, part bazaar, part trade fair, highlighting over 70 diverse Japanese firms.”

I went to a few cool lectures there and the bonus was the great exhibition of Japanese designed items from towels to stationary to dolls to food. Really interesting. Here are a few pics I took.

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Boy Trouble 2 at SPX!

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

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I won’t be at SPX this year (deadlines, sorry!) but you can get my latest work in the excellent anthology Boy Trouble 2 which is debuting there! If you won’t be attending you can get it at Amazon here:

NY Anime Fest! Spider-Man!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

I had a lot of fun at the NY Anime Fest panels and we got a good response. Thanks to Kai-Ming Cha, Frank Pannone, and Rie Tange for helping out! I took a few fun pics of people in costume and got a good one of Spider-Man. It’s especially exciting for me now since I’m working on stories for Amazing Spider-Man Family! More info to come…

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