Hey peeps! Tuesday was super nice at Carmine Street Comics. The picture above shows more of what their little studio set up is like. The artist sits on that elevated platform in the front window of the store. I was actually successful at luring some curious new people into the store! (well, "luring" may not be the best word, but you know what I mean). The desk space is just big enough for me to work on my comic pages. That day I worked on drawing and inking the weekly comic I do for the Dysautonomia Foundation - No Tears: Life With FD. It was super great and super chill drawing at that space. I had a nice big window, the door was open and let in the fresh spring air, but best of all - I got to talk with comic peeps every so often! Saw some friends, met some new people, talked about comic stuff. MUCH better than just working on stuff alone at home and going stir crazy (and more productive too, since it's not easy to climb up and down from there all the time, I'm not distracted). And hey, I even sold a book, so that was a nice extra bonus!
Each day Carmine St. Comics has rotating artists drawing in the window. Today (Thursday) is Ellen Stedfeld's turn. Friday is Sean Von Gorman's turn, and he's having a special party event. He has a book out: The Secret Adventures of Houdini. Sean usually does an escape act of some kind during his events. In his own words: "When I crash a party ANYTHING CAN AND WILL HAPPEN!" So stop by Carmine St. Comics this Friday May 10th anytime from 2pm to 10pm to witness the insanity. I may or may not be there (gotta prep for Kids Comic Con THIS WEEKEND).
Also, Carmine St. Comics Community Showcase is going on next Wednesday May 15th 11am-10pm! ALL of the daily window artists will be there at some point of the day sketching, signing, partying, having an all-around good time! Special prizes available to customers of the store!
All this awesome stuff going on at 34 Carmine St. in Manhattan off the West 4th stop. Look for the big green awning that says Imperialist Bookstore, and the Carmine St. Comics sign will be underneath it. GOOD TIMES!