What you are about to read is one of the highest compliments I have ever been paid, and convenietnly it is typed up and posted in a blog, so I don't have to try to recollect it for you from a brief meeting at a comic convention. Johnen Vasquez, creator of some of my favorite works, includng Squee and Invader Zim, finished reading both Chumble Spuzz books, and wrote this long review, which not only had me blushing, but laughing out loud.
Thanks, Johnen, for this. You made my day. Or week. Maybe even month.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I’m an APE Special Guest The APE (Alternative Press Expo) Convention will be in November, and cuddly little ol' me will be SLG's special guest this year. I feel very honored. I have never been to APE, but have always wanted to go, because I am an alternative comics-o-phile. Dan Vado, the founder of SLG is also the founder of APE, and it is one of the biggest celebrations of indy comics in the US, if not the world. So being one of the six special guests is quite a compliment.
Apparently I will get a panel. I am thinking about bringing some kind of prize to the few people who actually come to it. It will be my first panel ever, so I have to celebrate even if no one comes. Whatever happens, I think it will be fun. APE! Here's my descrption on the APE site:
Cartoonist Ethan Nicolle’s work features those lovable reprobates Gunther a nd Klem, whose stories are collected in Chumble Spuzz volumes one (“Kill the Devil”), and two (“Pigeon Man” and “Death Sings the Blues”). Nicolle lives in Portland, Oregon in an attic and tells us he’s one of those “little head, big body” type of guys.
Courtesy SLG Publishing
Besides all that jazz, here's an interview I did with JK Parkin at Newsarama.