Wednesday, September 16, 2015

SPX 2015 THIS WEEKEND SEPT 19th-20th













Small Press Expo is upon us this weekend! Come join me and hundreds of comics creators from all over the country to celebrate independent comics.
It’s gonna be an extra exciting convention for me this year because I’m participating in a panel about food comics! In this panel with me are other delicious food comics creators, Jade F. Lee, Eric Colossal, Lauren Jordan, and Jessi Zabarsky.

Tasty Comics

Saturday, 1:30-2:30pm, White Flint Auditorium
For more info, check out SPX tumblr http://tmblr.co/ZbaGVy1uEEc6E
I’m also bringing a fresh off the press copies of a BANCHAN IN TWO PAGES issue #2, with 7 brand new recipes in full color. These recipes aren’t even on my tumblr, they are that new! You can get your hands on it for the first time at SPX this weekend.
Big Planet comics is also debuting a comics anthology, “Blue” at SPX. I’m in it along with 14 other cartoonists. Check it out at Big Planet’s table D8. You can also get a sneak peek at Bleeding cool’s website. http://goo.gl/KMQVbd
I’m bringing tons of art prints, mini comics, tarot ForTUNEs and some original art for sale. And I will be sharing my table with the lovely folks of So What? Press, Dave Kelly and Lara Antal. Check out their comics at http://www.sowhatpress.com/
SPX will be held at their usual location at Marriott, Bethesda.
Marriott Bethesda North Hotel &
Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road.
North Bethesda, MD 20852
301-822-9200

COME SEE US!

September 19th – 20th 2015
Saturday: 11AM-7PM
Sunday: Noon to 6PM

ADMISSION:

$15 Saturday
$10 Sunday
$20 Weekend Pass
Tickets available at the door.
For more info on SPX, visit http://www.spxpo.com/



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

CAKE 2015 Report

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo aka CAKE was held last weekend June 6th and 7th at Center on Halsted, Chicago. This is my first time attending CAKE and also my first time driving from east coast through mid west. That Ohio state seemed to never end. I got to eat the fried steak with sausage gravy for the first time, next to a group of bikers taking about sailor moon, thundercats and mothra! 





Check out the jacket on the guy behind me. He's in the Smart Ass White Boy Biker club!

After a day later, we were able to arrive in Chicago before losing our sanity. Thanks to the great music of Queen and safe driving by Jared Smith of Retrofit!


Foggy introduction of the big city.


I was very excited to discover the comic scene in Chicago and was blown away by the quality of work exhibited at the convention and the enthusiasm of their comics fans.
CAKE has grown rapidly in the past 4 years, and this year they had the record number of attendance to the point of drying up the water supply in the bathrooms in the building, yikes!
The venue, Center on Halsted was awesome. Not only it looked good, it was dedicated to LGBT community and also above whole food where we could conveniently run to get delicious snacks and lunches during the festival.
http://www.centeronhalsted.org/
I had to pry myself out of my booth to walk around on Sunday to see what other artists were out there and was pleasantly surprised by all the new faces that I wasn't familiar with the festivals in the East coast and how amazing their work were. I saw the riso and offset printing were very popular with the exhibitors and enchanted by the high quality silk screen hand made books that artist from far away as Toronto brought on to their table. It made me want to be more experimental with my comics. Nothing beats beautifully printed, handmade mini comics!




It was great to sit next to my good ol' brooklyn pals Dave Kelly and Jess Ruliffson.
Nice job with the seat arrangement, CAKE!


I also got to meet my tweeter follower Chicago Agashi. Her blog http://www.chicagoagashi.com/ featuring yummy Korean food in Chicago is mouth watering. It's too bad that my trip was too short for me to try them! She also took some of the awesome photos of CAKE which I wasn't able to take, due to being stuck behind my table all day. She was very thoughtful to bring yummy candies and a hand fan to keep me energized throughout the convention. Thank you Joyce, aka Chicago Agashi!





I got a kick out of watching people pick their ForTUNE Orgami, my fun tarot reading based on some of my favorite music. Some people opened their origami right away, some would walk away and secretly open it, some got a bunch of them to give to their friends. I am going to make more of them and put them as a mini for my next convention. so stay TUNED!




After the convention, I stayed for a day to explore the city's comic shops including Chicago Comics and the amazingly curated and organised mini comics/ printed media heaven called Quimby's bookstore. http://www.quimbys.com/
Both stores had awesome airy space and was very well organized. But the amount of mini comics and zines that Quimby's carried just blew me away. I would spend the eternity in that store and it wouldn't be enough to check out all their beautiful minis from all over the world! And I'm very excited to have couple of my comics displayed on their book shelf among them!



If you missed the chance to check out my minis at CAKE this time, now they are available at Quimby's and Chicago comics.

My comics hull after CAKE, Chicago Comics and Quimby's


Throughout my stay in Chicago, I've had way too much doughnuts, coffee and really good Asian food. Belly Q and Rickshaw Republic are highly recommended. It was overall very successful and fun weekend in Chicago and I can't wait to go back to CAKE for years to come. Gotta get back to making some new comics!





Thanks Dave and Jared for showing me such a great time in Chicago. And Thanks CAKE organizers, volunteers, exhibitors and comics fans for the wonderful convention!



-Robin

Friday, March 13, 2015

SMUDGE COMICS ART EXPO Saturday, March 14th, at Artisphere, Arlington, VA

I'm going to be exhibiting my comics and illustrations at the SMUDGE COMIS ART EXPO.
This event is free from 12 noon to 6 pm.

At ARTISPHERE
1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22209



I'll be bringing a new mini comic "Hello, stranger" about traveling, along with many more comics, art prints and a free Korean recipe give away from my Banchan comic.











So come on by and say hello and check out many other local cartoonists work!
For more information on the SMUDGE ART EXPO, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/1565553436993101/