Pete, Pete and Petunia

A re-blog of a drawing I did for the Waiting for October tribute zine to the Adventures of Pete and Pete. If you are in Portland, you are a lucky peach because this weekend is PetesFest: The Adventures of Pete and Pete Reunion! Two days of buffalo-plaid goodness, along with the re-release of the zine (THIRD printing!)! If you are a fan of the 90s, definitely check this out!  

PETESFEST is proud to unveil our first official poster (attached), designed by Portland cartoonist Kory Bing—and, with it, to announce the addition of JUDY GRAFE (Mom) to its lineup! Grafe will join actors Danny Tamberelli, Michael C. Maronna, and Toby Huss; and Pete & Pete creators Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi, at the Hollywood Theatre on June 28 and 29, for Q&A, staged readings, music, and more!


We were up late at the IPRC last night, working on a new zine that’ll be making its debut at PetesFest:

What We Did On Our Summer Vacation: A Pete & Pete Scrapbook is a behind-the-scenes look at the show. Pete & Pete creators Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi hooked us up with an amazing batch of photos, storyboards, script pages, and more; and we’ve collected them here!

We’ll have around 100 copies of What We Did On Our Summer Vacation available (along with the third and final run of Waiting for October) for purchase at PetesFest and the All Geeked Out / iDope signing. Any remaining will go up on BigCartel after the show, and once those are gone, we’ll probably stick a free PDF up somewhere—this stuff is way too cool to sit on.

PetesFest and All Geeked Out are proud to present


Date and Time:

Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 2pm-4pm.


All Geeked Out / iDope

1719 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Portland, OR

PetesFest and All Geeked Out / iDope are pleased to announce an exclusive Adventures of Pete & Pete signing event, on Saturday, June 29, from 2 to 4 PM. This event is free to the public.

In attendance will be Pete & Pete cast members Michael C. Maronna (Big Pete), Danny Tamberelli (Little Pete), Toby Huss (Artie), and Judy Grafe (Mom); and show creators Chris Viscardi and Will McRobb. Free posters will be available to the first 50 attendees, and copies of Pete & Pete tribute zine Waiting for October as well as a PetesFest-exclusive behind-the-scenes ashcan will be available for purchase.

About PetesFest:

PetesFest is an all-ages event, featuring two nights of Q&A, live music, and more, with Adventures of Pete & Pete creators Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi, and actors Michael C. Maronna (Big Pete), Danny Tamberelli (Little Pete), and Toby Huss (Artie); along with a Pete & Pete-themed art show, KrebScout merit badges, the re-release of Pete & Pete tribute zine Waiting for October, and much, much more. PetesFest is hosted by the Hollywood Theater and sponsored by All Geeked Out, Things From Another World, and Bridge City Comics. - See more at:

About All Geeked Out & iDope:

All Geeked Out / iDope is Portland’s newest “geektopia” retail store, featuring comics, games, toys, apparel, books, and tech; as well as iPhone & iPad repair and customization.

Want to Sponsor PetesFest?


We’re working really hard to put together an extra-awesome Portland Pete & Pete reunion show, but we need YOUR HELP, community. Sponsor PetesFest, and in one fell swoop, you’ll be:

  • Helping to bring a really, really cool event to Portland. We don’t have NY or LA resources, but we’ve got something better—an amazing grassroots arts community and an amazing network of businesses and individuals committed to supporting it.
  • Supporting programs that bring arts and mentoring to underserved youth. All of the profits from PetesFest will be split between homeless-youth mentoring program P:ear and the nonprofit Hollywood Theater’s youth-education initiatives.
  • Supporting local arts. In addition to our out-of-town guests, PetesFest will be highlighting the work of local artists, musicians, and actors, many of whom are donating their time and skills to help make PetesFest happen.
  • Getting cool stuff. We have some REALLY sweet sponsorship tiers, including tickets to the show AND the otherwise-sold-out VIP reception; cool swag; and prime ad space.

We’re not just looking for big-ticket sponsors, either—every little bit makes a difference. If you’re interested in sponsoring, drop us a line at the zine e-mail, peteandpetezine(at)gmail(dot)com, or via this tumblr; or tweet at @RaeBeta.

Thank you!
-Rachel + Miles

WfO Housekeeping - What's New, and What's Coming Up

-It’s been a week, and I’m still a bit shocked and awed that we actually pulled off PetesFest. Thank you, again, so much, to all the guests, sponsors, and volunteers; and to all the Portlanders who came out for the show!

-I’m still sorting and posting photos and video from PetesFest—I imagine that’ll be continuing for at least the next week. Meanwhile, if you’re impatient, look up other people’s under the hashtag #PetesFest on Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube.

-Likewise in the next week or so, we’ll be adding the third printing of the Waiting for October zine, along with some leftover Fest swag (What We Did On Our Summer Vacation zines and PetesFest t-shirts), to our shop at (the shop link in the blog sidebar).

-If you will be at SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON, you may be able to pick up a copy of the zine (and maybe the other swag; we’ll see) in person. I’ll update as we know more.

PetesFest Art Show Update!

It’s my pleasure to a) officially announce that there will indeed be an art show attached to PetesFest, and b) introduce its guest curators, Kaebel Hashitani and Merrick Monroe of Portland’s Sequential Art Gallery!

If you’re an artist interested in participating in the show (and no, you don’t have to be local), please e-mail Kaebel and Merrick ASAP at sequentialart(at)gmail(dot)com, with the subject line PETESFEST.

Art will hang at the Hollywood Theater the weekend of PetesFest, and any participating artist will get a comp ticket to one night of the show. You can choose to sell your work or lend it to PetesFest for display only.