Best in Show
Frank Santoro here. My notes for last week’s APE show. I think this about sums it up. Fun festival. Sure has changed tho’ in 15 years. I’ll say one thing: Comic-Con running it seems like a good thing.
San Francisco, Ca
Last Gasp mixer
Dean Haspiel (told a great story about Howard Chaykin)
Tom Devlin is funny
Unclothed Man book looks good
Mike and Janice at Fantagraphics are good people
Jon V signing
John Pham mini-comics score!
Alvin, Lisa Hanawalt, Eric Haven
Marc Bell in a good mood
Steve Oliff is the secret history of color comics in one person
Personal Stories panel
Dean Haspiel: inject personal drive into work for hire
Dash And Phoebe Gloeckner steal show
Chicken dinner and Bob’s donuts
Marathon crowd noise wake-up call
Jeff Smith and Dash conversation. Jeff’s APE thoughts.
1994 to now. Seemed genuinely excited at how things have changed.
(monetizing and formating same old shit. like conversations about the internet in the ’90s – all that familiar “it’s gonna be like this…” double talk)
girl with Tintin 24 hour comic (Angie Wang)
Brandon Graham is really good.
George Mensah (Ninja comics)
Keeping it real department: Ron Turner pushing dolly of boxes
El Toro burrito
Joe from Image / Shannon from Stumptown
North Beach hangout w Dash/ City Lights