Monday, October 19, 2009

John Porcellino Columbus Stop

John Porcellino the author of the autobio mini comic "King-Cat" was here on October 12 in support of his new collection "Map of My Heart". I was going to write a little something about it but J. Caleb Mozzocco did a much better job of it than I ever could at


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

MOC Indy/Small Press Panel Video

The Indy/ Small Press Panel video from UVN is now up on youtube in 7 parts. Here's the link to the first.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Dali / Disney at The Dayton Art Institue

Kathy and I managed to run over to the Dayton Art Institute last weekend to check out the "Destino" exhibit. In case you're not aware of this, "Destino" was a project started by Walt Disney with Salvador Dali way back in the mid-40's but eventually shelved. Roy Disney discovered the project in the 90's and finished it. It was never officially released. It was nominated for an Academy Award as an animated short in 2003. I think I own the Academy Award Shorts DVD from that year but don't remember it. I'll need to dig it out and check. Anyway the entire thing (about 7 minutes) is up on youtube at
The exhibit consisted of the video running in a constant loop on a screen and about 12 screen prints of Dali's drawings which are part of the original story board. I would love to see Dali's story boards put together the way Miyazaki's were on the "Castle in the Sky" DVD. You can check out more info at
The museum also has some nice pieces on display as part of their permanent collection.

Next time: John Porcellino's "Map of MY Heart"

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I never did understand this phenomena of blogging but even though I haven't entered anything in my old blog in 3 and half years I still get tons of hits there. So why not? Frankly my life isn't that interesting. You can view the old blog at There are some interesting things still there like "Ye Books of Cerebus" and the "Snap!" art festival from a few years back. So go ahead and check it out I'll wait.

I run SPACE (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo). You can view the SPACE blog entitled "Spaceguy 13" at
Spaceguy 13 is primarily about SPACE. This blog will be about Back Porch Comics which is my small press comics imprint and any thing else I think may be the least bit interesting most of which will have to do with comics.

The latest Back Porch Comics news is the successful appearence at last weekends Mid-Ohio Con. Oh,Comics! #18 made it's debut there and sold pretty well. You can get a preview of it and ordering info at the BPC website if you're not already there.

Also I participated on the Indie and Small Press Panel which was videoed by the Underground Video Network
The audio portion of which is now up as a ComicRelated Podcast at
From what I hear it may wind up on Cable Access here in Columbus. Luckily everybody else on the panel was younger and prettier than me.

In other news some of my work is up at the Crimson Cup in Clintonville with the "Comix from the Crypt" exhibit along with work by my Sunday Comix friends. More info at
The exhibit will end with the Halloween 24 hour Comics Marathon. You can find out more about that at

More later.