THE BOOKS PART 1 - Okay, so we go to SPX for the books as well as the people. Many thanks to my awesome girlfriend for bringing her kick-ass camera and taking photos. I loved seeing the time, care, and effort put into their setups. You could feel the love. I will post again with some of the loose books that came home with me.
THE PEOPLE: When you go home and open up your box, bag, rucksack, duffel bag, or steamer trunk full of SPX comics, you get a kind of comic book high going. The paper, the ink, the smell and feel, but those fetishistic objects of our affections are the products of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears of actual human being creators. It was awesome to meet Twitter friends and coincidental friends-of-friends as well as the random creator you’ve never met and never heard of but won’t soon forget. I’ll post another post with pictures of all the pretty books, but this post I felt should pay tribute to some of the awesome people I met at SPX!
Cover for The Devil & Mr. Gandhi collected issue that will debut at SPX (Small Press Expo) this weekend!
In case you haven’t noticed I’ve been adding a lot of original art for sale. It’s partially to clean out my studio and (let’s face facts) mostly because I’m hurting for cash at the moment. If you like the work I do and you’ve been thinking about supporting me now would be a good time to do it!
Original art not your thing? Here are some other ways you can support Box Brown/Retrofit Comics
1) Buy some comics!!
2) Hire me to do some comics, design or illustration!
3) Get some pay-what-you-want-E-Comics!
4) Order some art prints from Society 6
Also: to a lesser (but also appreciated) extent: reblog this
Thank you everyone. Sorry for the desperate plea.
Brown marker on kraft paper self portrait
Bear with Book to be used as a blog header image for book reviews.
A Depressing Sketch from Start to Finish
A Storify collection of tweets of a Depression Era truck I drew.
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