I had the luxury of a little free time this weekend to get my geek on at APE
(Alternative Press Expo) in rainy San Francisco. I haven’t been to one of these in years and did not know quite what to expect. To my delight, there was a LOT of amazing, talented and diverse work.
Some of the hilights include:Animus
is a pop-up book by Gama-go’s Seonna Hong. Everything she touches is solid gold! We at Ghostbot have a soft spot for good pop-up books. I got it as a gift for my fiancée which she totally loved (brownie points for my future mishaps).Noble Boy
is a beautiful tribute to late great Maurice Noble done by powerhouse creative Scott Morse. The colors and designs here are just stunning.Floating Submerged
is a collection of post cards from the mad mad mind of Attaboy
. I wish I was crazy enough to think up the stuff that’s in here.
Some cool cats that lurk Punch Pants were in full force at APE. Rhode Montijo’s
lovely Cloud Boy
sold out before the end of the last day. Ghostbot fav, Jamie Baker
had Gourmet Gruel
to keep the hungry masses content. Local artist, Joshua Ellingson
had a good variety of work to show including his “Never Better” sketch book which contained Six Scoops Sketch’s infamous Gnome Dog.
I also managed to nab some lovely
prints from super blog queen Clio Chang.
All in all, APE was a blast and I’ll definitely be there for 07.