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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Time To Get Serious

So, it appears people are actually reading this blog. Scroll down the page a bit and you'll see that Cosmo's Corner has two "followers". I guess that means I'd better at least attempt to write something worth reading.
Well, I've been promising to get info on some of this year's exhibitors at the big show, and I'm finally about to get around to that. In addition to the bios they themselves provided, I've sent out a list of questions to several exhibitors that I hope provide a little more insight into who they are and what they do. The questions I posed to these serious artists are:

1) Tell us a little about yourself.
2) Tell us about your comics.
3) How long have you been self-publishing?
4) Why did you decide to start self-publishing your comics?
5) Who are your main artistic influences--both in and out of comics?
6) What comics do you read?
7) Do you have anything new for SPACE? Or are you working on anything new?
8) What do you like most about SPACE? What keeps you coming back?
9) How would you compare SPACE to other shows you've done?
10) Which "Gilligan's Island" castaway are you most like?

I sent out the e-mails this morning and a few responses are starting to come back. I'll start posting them tomorrow. Just to tease you--Larned Justin's answer to question ten is very funny.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

'Book 'em

So, you're probably wondering what happened to that idea I had about updating this thing at least once a week. Well, about three weeks ago, I temporarily lost my ability to connect to the Interweb from my home computing device. Once that got cleared up, I spent a lot of time just pissing around on the nets.
Like today, fer instance. At the suggestion of several so-called "friends", I went and got myself signed up for the Facebooks. I've been spending the whole day working on my profile and finding people I know to beg them to be my virtual friend.
I had been somewhat reluctant to join the Facebooks, 'cause I did have a MySpace and really wasn't thrilled with it. First off, MySpace pages take forever to load even if you have a high-speed connection, which I do not. Facebook pages pop up a lot faster.
And it's easier to find potential friends on Facebook. I found several fellow cartoonists, as well as people from my high school and college days I hadn't seen in decades.
What, you may wonder, does any of this have to do with SPACE? Well, not much, really, though there is a SPACE group on Facebook that you can join to keep up on news about the show (in addition, that is, to this blog, of course.)
Next week, I'll try to have some info on a few of this year's exhibitors to post.