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Folks in Portland should grab a copy of the Portland Mercury today - it features a full page, full color comic about the Stumptown Comics Fest, fashioned by Bill Mudron and myself, with some excellent early hand-holding by Erika Moen!




I'll post a higher res version this afternoon, but for now, the Mercury's online version is pretty legible. I did script and layout/early pencils, and Bill did all the final art. There are more in-jokes and cameos in this thing than there are licks in a Tootsie roll pop. I enjoy abusing authorial privilege.

And with this feature, I've made it into five of Portland's papers in some form or another! This town is going to be totally sick of me by the time I hit my fifth anniversary.

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chris_walsh
Apr. 24th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
This makes me grin, grinningly. Good to see your guys' work.

Hope to say "hi" in person. Stumptown's gonna be fun.
verabee
Apr. 24th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Awww, that's adorable. :D I like Erika's cleavage.
raymundoagbema
Oct. 9th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
Get out of it while you still can chad By Anonymous on April AM awww hes taking his sister shopping thats so sweet.
luislocklear
Oct. 17th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
Get out of it while you still can chad By Anonymous on April AM awww hes taking his sister shopping thats so sweet.
lacyknowles
Oct. 17th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
Get out of it while you still can chad By Anonymous on April AM awww hes taking his sister shopping thats so sweet.
marlonjansen
Oct. 17th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
Get out of it while you still can chad By Anonymous on April AM awww hes taking his sister shopping thats so sweet.
faustinolightf
Oct. 17th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
Get out of it while you still can chad By Anonymous on April AM awww hes taking his sister shopping thats so sweet.
lymanwootan
Oct. 17th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
Get out of it while you still can chad By Anonymous on April AM awww hes taking his sister shopping thats so sweet.
goraina
Apr. 24th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
Whee hee hee! I hope we can find a copy of this tomorrow!
teodoromaruna
Oct. 9th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
Blow-Virus (stepping in from offstage): - Hee hee hee hee hee. We're right here. . . . Imaginos: - They've got more of that dust.
erikamoen
Apr. 24th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, awesome!

Also, I think my boobs should have been, like, three times that big. This IS comics, afterall.
mudron
Apr. 24th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Count yourself lucky that EVERYONE isn't sporting a pair of G-cups in that strip.
harrisonlovers
Oct. 9th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
If you have massive boobs you also have extra fat no matter if you have extra fat other places or not.
piroskaengle
Oct. 17th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
There have been times when I’ve felt like nothing more than background to the contents of my bra.
snagvictim
Apr. 24th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Four local newspapers? Dag. Now if you can place something in the Portland Business Journal, The Scanner and Just Out and I think you'll, like, advance to level two, or light the extra ball, or something.
quirkybird
Apr. 24th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
To be fair, a few of those appearances were gratis the studio! Between Stumptown and Periscope, I gots mad connections.

Does this mean I have business cards? No, it does not.
unrendered
Apr. 24th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
nicely done. And congrats on all the press. :)
willieblancet
Oct. 9th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Erika Rathje April at am Congrats on all the press. That’s amazing. It was exciting for me watching you on TV and it sounds like I’ll have another opportunity.
marionv
Apr. 24th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
I weep happy tears reading this. I love how you fit the utilikilt in. :)

Awww- I'm filled with envy! Have a great Stumptown and I want you rockstars to tell me all about it! :D
ms_xeno
Apr. 24th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
Can you now wave your magic wand and make everyone's weekly comic assortment not stink on ice ? Here's five dollars. I'll send you another five once the job is done.
quirkybird
Apr. 24th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
If only, ma'am.

If only.
spookable
Apr. 24th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
Awesome job!

I used to do a comic like this on my coast, and this makes me miss it terribly.
merussell
Apr. 25th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
"Used to"?
You stopped doing "Framed," Lowrance? Good Lord, why?
spookable
Apr. 26th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Re: "Used to"?
It just sort of happened. Less "stopped" and more "realized I hadn't done one in months and my publisher didn't care."
spookable
Apr. 27th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
Re: "Used to"?
Hm, that makes it sound like I didn't care either, which isn't true. Will "Affording to eat got in the way" do as an excuse?
b_zedan
Apr. 25th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
Woo!

I pick up copies of the free weeklies for the "man bench" at the store, and I conspicuously placed the Mercury atop the WW, because of the comics thing.
b_zedan
Apr. 25th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
I also need you to know that I spelled "conspicuously" correct all on my own.
quirkybird
Apr. 25th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
See, that's why you can sleep over any time you like, Brenna.
hereville
Apr. 25th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
Oooh, so much to love here! And I don't say that only because I'm in it...

Speaking of which, I recognize Family Man, Dicebox and Hereville (yay for distinctive color schemes!), but what comic am I reading there?

My favorite thing is probably the caricature of Kip in the bottom panel, which is... JUST... PERFECT!!! That is not only exactly Kip, it's exactly Kip in his "cheerful public expansive" mode.
quirkybird
Apr. 25th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
Boy, heck if I know - ask Bill!
alephnul
Apr. 25th, 2008 09:38 am (UTC)
Is there a very funny in-joke behind the fact that "full page, full color comic" in this post links to a NYTimes article about how Clinton is a PC and Obama is a Mac? Or have I simply gone insane, and those words actually link to here?
bahboh
Apr. 25th, 2008 10:11 am (UTC)
No disrespect to Craig, but THAT should have been the Stumptown poster! GOLD.
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