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SPX Convention in Bethesda, MD

The Small Press Expo was fantastically cool. Lots of punk, subversive text and graphics, and a lot of people wearing black. Of course, then I walked in carrying a Starbucks cup with its glowing green straw :O The whole graphic novel and comics scene is kind of foreign to me, but the self-publishing, DIY zine,… Read more »

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Crafty Bastards Sept. 2008!

I have some time on my hands, so here are some long overdue photos of things I’ve hyped recently. Crafty Bastards was a blast… no surprise there. I woke up around 6am, a smidge glum from the darkness outside. But once there, it was all excitement. Art and artists everywhere hauling their goods, my coworkers… Read more »

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Ok stop it already.

Stop talking about Crafty Bastards… u annoying biatch – jeesh. but it’s this SUNDAY!!! 10am-5pm Marie Reed Learning Center, Adams Morgan. They’re expecting 25,000 to come thru this year, as opposed to 20,000 last year. Statehood will be playing. Who will man my booth then? Em will not be around Good thing I got some… Read more »

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Crafty Bastards & Obama the Rockstar

Crafty Bastards is coming back around! SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, Sept. 28. I can’t contain my excitement! But it also brings back memories of the June festival when Tina Seamonster and I were trying to crash blog all the vendor Q&As in time for the festival. This time around we have some funny questions and… Read more »

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imoM on DCist.com

yeehaw. check out the little gem of an article written by arts writer Lynne Venart, who we also met in a surprise encounter at our Black Cat show last Saturday.

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imoM at 1460 Wall Mountables Gallery

Last Friday was the opening night of the DC Arts Center’s 1460 Wall Mountables gallery event. This is an annual tradition where the gallery’s walls are divided into 2’x2′ spaces and it’s a free-for-all for local artists to come in and claim their spot. Once it’s claimed, they’re free to use that space however they… Read more »

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Back at Inner Ear…

Last Friday night, suzi and I found ourselves back at Inner Ear Studio, recording strings for fellow musician, Alex Nixon of Zulu Pearls. Produced by Nick Anderson (also of Zulu Pearls), the 3-song record is dubbed Submarine of Survivors — sounds dark and beautiful already… actually, what we’ve heard of it is indeed very beautiful…. Read more »

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Crafty Bastards Vendor Party

The Crafty Bastards vendor party happened last nite! We met up in a little bat cave called Quarry Tavern in Silver Spring. When I got there, there were tater tots on the table, courtesy of Kim, and I thought to myself ‘I’ve come to the right place.’ I also got a veggie quesadilla that was… Read more »

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‘you’re singin yer songs to me….’

oi! so, a nice fan penned a little song for suzi Q, after being inspired by our black cat show on saturday! check it out: www.myspace.com/jacobgemmell – the song is called “Together.” awww, so cute 😉

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Crafty Bastards Vendor Gallery Has Been Posted!

The official vendor gallery for the Crafty Bastards Festival has been posted! I’m especially psyched to see these booths (in addition to imoM of course): Rebecca Rakstad, who makes postcards with the cutest phrases. Her cards were the first things I bought on Etsy. I love Rebound Designs book bags (literally) but they’re a little… Read more »