Shelf Life

As of yesterday I FINALLY have a decent card display for conventions!

I’ve tried a couple of things on the cheap over the past year and a half, and been disappointed/frustrated with the results. So I started looking around on the internet. Most of the card racks I found were of the spinner rack variety, which, while ideal in a lot of ways, are not exactly portable.

However, I found a design that seemed to work from a San Diego company called Trio. Although the shelf is pretty basic in design, it fits my two basic criteria: 1) the shelves are deep enough so that a good chunk of the illustration on each card can be seen easily, and 2) it can be dissassembled to fit into a suitcase. Although disassembly is not exactly quick with this model, it is at least fairly easy and minimally frustrating.

I’ll be using it for the first time at APE, with the cards displayed above, plus lots others. Boy, there sure are a lot of pictures of boys kissing boys in that rack…

APE 2007

God I haven’t posted on this thing for a month. Time flies when you are going through a period of being completely weighted down by your day job, doesn’t it?

So I need to post something on this thing, just to make sure that all the robots leaving me penis enlargement spam know the blog is still active. It’s still a ways away, but I might as well let people know that I will back in San Francisco again for this year’s Alternative Press Expo, taking place on April 21st – 22nd. Tim Fish is once again organizing a sort of “gay ghetto” for the event through his publishing company Poison Press. I’ll be sharing a table with my buddy Justin Hall — I think Dave Davenport’s coming up too but not 100% sure yet.

SHIRTLIFTER #2 will NOT be done for the event — that’s going to come out in either July or August. I will have some new stuff, though:

  • The few remaining copies of my “You Can Tell Us Anything” silkscreen mini from 2001
  • A limited, second edition of the above (with completely revised artwork)
  • A mini reprinting the first Chapter of “Untitled” from my online series Roughs (likely the only time this will be printed as is)

I’ll also have copies of the STICKY hardcover, SHIRTLIFTER #1, as well as cards and prints, as usual. If you are actually planning to go to APE and are interested in specific images as either cards or prints, leave a comment or shoot me an email and I’l make sure that I bring ’em up.