As a friend once put it, it's ZOMGAmerica weekend, and what's more patriotic than shameless self promotion?
Francene has the week off to wrangle young children for Vacation Bible School, and technically this is my first day back to work after a long two week vacation. I hope you enjoy your fireworks and meat cooked outdoors this weekend, and maybe if you live in Columbus, stop by ARTillery Ohio's "America: Fuck Yeah" show. I will be exhibiting above referenced Colbert Pie painting.
I will also be appearing at the inaugural 2011 Ba-Con. That is next weekend at the Ramada on Morse Road, for people in the Central Ohio area. It will not only feature me, but the creators of Chad Vader and a buffet of bacon. Hotel rooms are sold out but you can get a room at a neighboring hotel or just sleep on my couch, I live down the street.
I'm 12 "likes" away from being able to name my new Facebook page. It's for my artwork and t-shirt designs and stuff, so if you like being up on that, like like the wind. Also, I'm going to be part of this awesome thing called Womanthology, it involves a lot of known and unknown artists and writers, all female, putting together short stories for one big anthology. IDW Publishing is going to print it for us.
You might have heard around the webs this week, but there is a new Star Wars game, and it's R2D2 Operation.
Game of Thrones comic books are happening! I don't know why, seeing as the tv show started out as books, but whatever. George RR Martin works hard and is an old man who deserves all your money, like Scrooge McDuck but with fewer piles of coins to dive in to. Gamma Squad has the rundown.
The Muppets Movie is happening soon and everyone is excited about it except for probably me because I don't like Jason Segal. Anyway, to coincide with it, a bunch of bands are covering classic Muppets tunes. I only recognize like three of the bands and do not know how I feel about Weezer being involved. I do know that I'm relieved no one is covering "Can You Picture That?" because undoubtedly it would be some hipster fuck band and not Dr. John, as it rightfully should be.
This week's podcast featured Luke Foster of MoonFreight 3 and Christiann MacCauley of Sticky Comics. We talked all about webcomics and stuff. If you want to listen to it, check us out on iTunes or peep the site page.
In conclusion, this pact involves donuts: Show you love the Captain by giving Krispy Kreme money. Our friends at Geeks of Doom are all over it.