One of my absolute favorite shows of the year is coming up a couple of weekends from now -- STAPLE! Austin!
It's an art show glorifying the self-published, the creator-owned, the dark horses, the weird and the wonderful from all genres. Over two days you get to shake hands with comic artists, game developers, filmmakers, animators, and podcasters in rockin' Austin -- And I'm pleased to report that I was able to squeeze into a table setup with my buddies at CCP Comics, booths 73 & 74, so come out and say hi if you can!
Other folks for watch for? In addition to the awesome guest-artists Francesco Francovilla & Chip Zdarsky and the game-designers from the lauded (and local!) Stoic Studio, you should also keep an eye out for the amazing designer/illustrator J Hause (who's hosting a digital painting demo, I hear!), cartoonist and caricaturist Jeremy the Artist, the playful character-work of Jessi Jordan, Jamie Kinosian's lovely watercoloring, and Kevin T. Chin's all-around amazingness.
Also look to Toni Shelton, to Emily Rose Romano, to Mark Nasso with Doom Ranch 5000, and Isaiah Broussard of Brass Comics fame with Transyltown!
Sorry -- That's a lot'a links, but there are a lot of great people to meet. Hope to see you there!