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See You at Emerald City Comicon March 3-5!

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Seattle-area folks: I’ll be at Emerald City Comicon March 3rd-5th. Looking forward to it! I’ll be in Artist Alley with Matthew Loux at table # FF2, and signing at the Kinokuniya Booth Sunday at 1PM. Please come over to visit us! :D

Cool Pride Comics Activities!

Monday, June 14th, 2010

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This week there are some very cool gay comics events happening! Howard Cruse will be here doing 3 different events and accompanied by other great comics luminaries including Ivan Velez, Jennifer Camper, and Joan Hilty!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 8 PM

Group Slideshow at BAAD!?(Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance) ?with Jennifer Camper, Howard Cruse, and Ivan Velez Jr.?841 Barretto Street (second floor) in the Bronx

 Thursday, June 17, 2010 from 6-8 PM- Booksigning and Panel Discussion at Jim Hanley’s Universe? (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance)?with Jennifer Camper, Howard Cruse, and Ivan Velez Jr.?Moderated by Joan Hilty, creator of Bitter Girl?4 West 33rd Street (opposite the Empire State Building)

Friday, June 18, 2010 at 7:30 PM Group Slideshow at Bluestockings Bookstore? with Jennifer Camper, Howard Cruse, and Ivan Velez Jr.?172 Allen Street (between Stanton and Rivington in Manhattan)

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And on Saturday 6/19 Anonymous Boy will be taking part in the following lecture:

GAY PRINT / QUEER ZINES

Saturday, June 19th, 2010  3:00 PM

$7 General / $5 Students

 More info, click here.

http://www.madmuseum.org/DO/Calendar/201006/GAY%20PRINT.aspx

Tracing the history of queer publications, from underground “gay rags” to current contemporary independent and mainstream magazines, GAY PRINT / QUEER ZINES looks at how design and the editorial process has both been shaped by and help shape the attitudes and identity of the queer community.

Panelists to include:

Michael Bullock: Editor of BUTT Magazine,

Scott Hug: Publisher and Editor of K48 and the designer/photo editor of Straight to Hell Magazine,

Aaron Hicklin: Editor-in-Chief, OUT Magazine

Anthony Arena: Creator of Anonymous Boy Collection and Homopunk World fanzines, and contributor to G. B. Jones and Bruce LaBruce’s J.D. zine.

Please consider Dolltopia for the Harveys Awards!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

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Hi Friends and comics cohorts! I wanted to remind you to put in your Harvey nominations (link here), they’re due on Friday! Also, please consider nominating Dolltopia if you are so inclined. It could qualify for the following:

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM – ORIGINAL
SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION
BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS
Or you could nominate me for best writer and/or artist ^_^ The publisher is Green Candy Press.
You can see a sample from the book here:
http://www.dolltopia.com/
That's all for my shameless pandering! Have a great day!
     

Angoulême 2010 Report!

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

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Wow, Angoulême! It’s almost impossible to describe and sum up the wonderful experience I had. I only know I want to go back every year if I can!

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Housing Works!

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

I had a fun time browsing through Housing Works used book store today and found this.

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I bought it for the cover art and at 50 cents it was totally worth it!

Celebrate Pride in Pix and Panels! 6/27 @ JHU @ 3PM!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

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Saturday June 27 is Pride Day at Jim Hanley’s Universe! Join loads of amazing of GLBT artists at 3PM for the gay comics event of the year! Details below!

It’s the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, and on Saturday, June 27, Jim Hanley’s Universe will be having a jam-packed day of events in celebration of comics and LGBT Pride Day!

The day’s festivities kick off at 3:00pm featuring creator signings with over 25 of the best LGBT creators in the world including Tony Arena, Amy Colburn, Foxy Andy, Erica Friedman, Rica Takashima, Abby Denson, Joan Hilty, Jennifer Camper, Steve MacIsaac, JD Glass, Allan Neuwirth, Ivan Velez, Jose Villarubia and many more!

In addition, we will have a series of panels in our event space, the JHU Underground, including panels on Gay Presence in Comics and Self-Publishing!

So come on down to Jim Hanley’s Universe in Manhattan for a day filled with signings, informative panels, and great books, EXCLUSIVELY at Jim Hanley’s Universe in Manhattan!

JIM HANLEY’S UNIVERSE, 4 West 33rd Street, (by 5th Avenue) NYC

Teen Boat video (featuring cartoon me!)

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Teen Boat Video! Want to see an animated ME gyrating while singing about Teen Boat (a boy who turns into a boat based on the comic by Dave Roman and John Green)! Animation by JC Roberts. Check it out! It will blow your mind! Or at least amuse you… Now I’m officially a cartoon!

Cat Tongues!

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Check out this box of Katzenzungen Zartbitter (dark chocolate “cat tongues”). European candy is awesome!

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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/

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