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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Alternative Press Exposed

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.


Blogger James Baker said...

..not only should you BE there for '07 you guys should be EXHIBITORS there! Yes, the guantlet has been officially thrown down. the NAG is on. We need a GHOSBOT COMIC! And soon. uh huh, thass right.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Yeah! I second that! It is time Ghostbots! How about a post-it-sized sketchbook of all the sketches you've done on post-its?! Launch Ghostbot Convention tour... wait for it... wait for it...NOW!!!

8:38 PM  
Blogger Clio said...

AUUUUGH Alan! I'm so sorry I missed you. (Eric sent me a cute phone picture, haha). I was going to give you a set of my sillies, you didn't have to buy it!! That means I'll have to make something else for you! But thanks so much for stopping by. Please have a table for the next con! (or do you guys have one at San Diego?), I wanna buy your warez. Animus is gorgeous, I got one too! Take care!

6:13 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

Dang!!! Montijo and Baker... callin us out!!! I'm gonna cower under a pile of pogs now.

I'm not sure if Ghostbot will have a booth. We prefer to roam free and hang out at other people's booth. It's cheaper that way and makes potty breaks a helluva lot easier. Still, it does sound like there's a frothy demand for some tangible Ghostbot products. Hopefully you will be see something of ours soon...

Clio, no worries! I was happy to pay for your fab artwork. I consider it a steal before you become obnoxiously famous. Please thank Eric for passing along the phone pic. I'm sure we will cross paths at the San Diego-con.

Oh and Animus rocks my face.

2:41 PM  
Blogger chris chua said...

wonderful stuff here...I'm definitely coming back to check this blog again!

4:20 PM  
Blogger roque said...

I have my fingers of denial firmly planted in my ears and I CAN'T HEAR A WORD YOU GUYS ARE SAYING...


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