Monday, July 30, 2007

SDCC '07 wrapup

I'm starting to dislike going to these things. After 10 years of going to the San Diego Comic-Con, you start to see how commercial and Hollywood it's getting. Kind of a bummer because you have all these Monday morning quarterbacks and posers going to these things who don't belong and step on the backs of my shoes or block the aisles or get in the food line, making me wait 30 minutes to get a f*cking pretzel. *sigh*

But I degress...

Monday, July 23, 2007

SDCC '07

Settin' up to head out down south for the yearly geek pilgrimage down in San Diego. Gonna spend a couple days down there buying tons of stuff I'll probably have buyer's remorse about 2 days later. (Don't tell me I'm alone on this, you know who you are) But it's always a good idea at the time. Too much peer pressure and that strategic placement of products. Kind of how they always put gum and candy at the cash register.

I always have mixed blessings at the Comic-con because it seems I always spend too much even before I get in the door (parking, gas, and hotel if applicable). It always starts off okay until about mid-afternoon when the crush of fellow comic geeks start sweating and acting like typical...well, comic geeks. I promise myself not to act and uphold my hygiene after going to these things.

But it's so huge that after awhile my eyes get tired and my mind shuts down from seeing the same ol' stack of comic displays after another. Am I the only one?

Anyway, thinking of getting a booth next year and displaying some of my wares. It's a big undertaking so I'm looking for other people to share a booth or something. Maybe creating a faux-group or team of similar stuff. I'm up for suggestions so If you're looking to share a space let me know by sending me a note.

See ya in about a week and a few hundred dollars poorer :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Propaganda III Art Show

For those of you interested in propaganda art (or at least my propaganda art) and in the San Fran area, can check out the opening of Start Soma's Propaganda III traveling art show starting today in San Francisco at the Phoenix Hotel. It's only a one-day show, but it will traverse the globe, and hopefully stop at a city near you.

I, personally, have 3 pieces submitted and will be alongside more famous names in propaganda art like Shepard Fairey and Aiden Hughes (if you don't know the names you'll more than likely know their art...go ahead and google, I'll wait.)

Sure there are hundreds of other artists from around the world, but definitely a good way for me to start showing off my stuff on an international basis, and be taken as a more-or-less serious manner.

Start Soma is an up and coming art outlet whose art projects and artists have been featured in various newspapers and magazines like Juxtapoz. Check them out!