First, you should check out this interview with my boss, Sparkplug Comic Books publisher Dylan Williams at The Beat. Williams also has an exciting new blog where he keeps talking about his crazy mind.
I just put in my vote for the 2010 Maisie Kukoc Award. I’ve been on the nominating panel for the last couple of years (it amounts to sending some emails back and forth with Jesse Reklaw, but it’s a very important job) and I’m behind it all the way for many reasons, but mostly because it’s the only comics award that offers cash money for a prize and not, for example, debris from a construction site for a prize. The award is awarded at the Stumptown Comics Fest, coming up soon. Anyhow, the email with my ballot has this to say:
Ballots must be submitted by Thursday, April 22 midnight Pacific time.
If you know other people who read hand-made, self-published comics, and haven’t been sent a ballot, please have them request one by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So you can do that if you want, I guess.
Finally, in the past couple of weeks I saw a couple of worthy Kickstarter projects: one for Dustin Harbin and one for Diamond Comics #5. Also, I heeded the call for donations put out by the Portland Zine Symposium.
That’s all I can think of for now. DON’T EAT TOO MUCH.