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2014: A PERSONAL YEAR IN REVIEW

best baby: my baby

best not-comics comics-related release of 2014: Batman 66 Blu Ray 

best issue of Study Group Magazine: #3D

best comic about a comic strip hero: Flash Gordon 

best use of a risograph: Epoxy 5

best/first time someone drew one of my scripts: Connnor Willumsen drew my Damo Suzuki script and I almost cried

best illustration and comics fest in Portland OR: Linework NW

best graphic novel, autobio: The Wrenchies

best new(ish) publisher: Breakdown Press

best French sci-fi comic: Aama

best bittersweet surprise: The End of Dungeon finally coming out

best back issue: Gold Key Golden Comics Digest featuring Tarzan ($3) by Jesse Marsh, Gaylord DuBois & Russ Manning

best publishing-related feeling: (tie) seeing people at SPX walking around with 3D glasses on / having 99% of the SG Kickstarter stuff out the door

best use of my time: The two weeks I wasn’t on Facebook

SPX 2014 Roundup!

Some books and zines and thangs I got this last weekend:

Maleficium by Sabin Cauldron (self-published), Isometric Tuna #2 by Shawn Eisenach (self-published), Megahex by Simon Hanselmann (Fantagraphics), King-Cat Classix by John Porcellino (Drawn & Quarterly), New Comics 4 by Patrick Kyle (self-published/Mothers Books), Emotional Distance 4: Man is Wolf by Zach Mason (self-published), Flowering Vine by Laura Knetzger (self-published), Woke up Lik This & Itchy Trigger by Mr. Freibert (self-published), COOL DOG stickers & patch by Mickey Z, Sex Fantasy by Sophia Foster-Dimino (self-published), Study Group Magazine #3D edited by Zack Soto, WEIRD #5 edited by Mr. Freibert, Comics Workbook #s 2-5 edited by Zach Mason & Andrew White, Don’t Eat it & Man-Bits by Jack Reese (self-published)

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Shout outs:

Shout out to G.W. Duncanson for giving me a ride to and from Baltimore & Bethesda, shout outs to Noel Freibert, Conor Steschulte, & Harris Smith for sharing their table spaces with me, shout outs to Zach Mason & his wife/partner Laura for letting me crash on their floor and scritch their cat and eat their food, shout out to Drew Miller for helping me carry my heavy ass box of books into and out of the venue and generally helping me keep my own sanity, shout out to sitting next to Ben Katchor and Charles Burns during the Ignatz Awards and overhearing all of their grumpy retorts throughout the entire ceremony, shout out to Cathy G. Johnson’s thank you speech (*shout out to solidarity), shout out to Sam Alden’s thank you speech, shout out to Paul Karasik for just existing, shout out to missing Simon Hanselmann’s wedding ceremony because I really had to pee, shout out to $9 Coronas, shout out to Pho, and last but not least, shout out to everyone and anyone I met and spoke with for the first time, to anyone making or supporting kewl comix, and to anyone who bought (and or enjoyed) my books!!! Bethesda sucks!!!