Swiss Trips


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Well, two-thirds of Comics Comics will soon be in glorious Lucerne, Switzerland for the Fumetto Festival. That’s right, I’ll be there with Frank Santoro as well as Lauren Weinstein, C.F., Yuichi Yokoyama and others. PictureBox itself has a nice exhibition of work by these artists and the festival sounds pretty great in general, with shows and/or talks by Mark Newgarden, Mat Brinkman, Blutch, Shary Boyle and others. Frank and Lauren are already there and apparently Frank and Blutch had a drawing contest of some kind, resulting in a nicely Swiss “even draw”. Anyhow, I’ll be there from April 1 to April 6. Hey Europeans, come see us!

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16 Responses to “Swiss Trips”
  1. Frank Santoro says:

    I had this “Draw Challenge” on stage with the French cartoonist Blutch and I kicked his ass!!

  2. Inkstuds says:

    Did you show him what happens when you mess with america.

    Frank Santoro draws for Freedom.

  3. looka says:

    You know at first I was so happy about you guys going there – and if I think about it, I still am for you!
    But I checked here and I had a burning pain in my chest, not being able to go see you there!!


    I even had my convention sketchbook ready, handmade for your penclaws…

    Frank, I know you’re Master in the turbo draw technique – those drawing challenges there are tough ass. Was it in this big old hall like thing with the drawings projected to the wall??? Please tell me here at least!

    Robin, you need to go see that Festival sometime!

    Ya, I’m a pansy when it comes to missing awesome comics! SO WHAT!

  4. Dan Nadel says:

    Frank’s so modest. I will be there on Wednesday to hold out my arms and shout “This is what I have wrought!” Or maybe “Is that all there is?!” Or something.

  5. Inkstuds says:

    You own it Dan Nadel, You Own It.

  6. Frank Santoro says:

    Okay, so my “bitchy” housemate, Lauren Weinstein, read my blog comment and asked me to point out that while I did “kick his ass” that the challenge was, technically, a tie. Still, I went home with the prize: a bottle of rum. Blutch kindly let me have the whole thing.

    Tim, this is all your fault somehow…
    you and your fact checking has spread to your wife and I can’t get away with anything! (Lauren is laughing in the background)

  7. Frank Santoro says:

    Tim, Lauren dictated the above comment to me…

  8. T. Hodler says:

    What, you can’t think of your own excuses for your blatant self-promotion? Just kidding, Frank. I don’t care if you want to say you’re the champ. At hogging rum.

  9. Frank Santoro says:


  10. Frank Santoro says:

    Dan and Christopher just arrived. Yay. Yokoyama was around last nite but I was too intimidated to say hello. Dan’s having dinner with him tonite, so I’ll meet him later. Yay.

    There’s a comics shop here but no bargain bin. Oh well.

  11. looka says:

    Yup! Good news, Keep ’em coming please!

  12. Frank Santoro says:

    I met Yokoyama. I bend my head in reverence. Holy shit. I was totally starstruck…

  13. knut says:

    I need to know which soccer jersey YY wears everyday.

    Pretend this is Twitter.

  14. Anonymous says:

    is brinkman giving a talk?

  15. Jon Vermilyea says:

    I want to meet Yokoyama!

  16. Dan Nadel says:

    All is well here. Last night me, Lauren, Newgarden, Santoro, Christopher and Yokoyama had many beers. I believe Frank was trying to explain the finer points of Paul Gulacy to Yokoyama, but mostly they talked about baseball and fishing. We just completed a group interview of Yokoyama with Frank, Lauren and Christopher which will appear on CC at some point.

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