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chris_ycrtft
01-24-2011, 06:32 AM
Hey Everyone! We are very excited to announce some new guests added to the STAPLE! 2011 lineup!

Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, the writer artist duo behind the awesome Eisner nominated Atomic Robo from Red 5 Comics, will be joining us to meet the fans. If you haven’t been reading Robo, I highly recommend you check it out here www.atomic-robo.com In addition to Robo, both Brian and Scott have worked on several Marvel comics, webcomics and a variety of other excellent projects, and will be doing a Q&A session on Saturday at STAPLE! to talk about all that and more!

We are also very pleased to be screening the documentary film Comic Book Literacy! This award winning film showcases the utilization of the comic book medium in the promotion of literacy and education, and highlights the positive ways it can be used by teachers, librarians and all lovers of reading and art. Filmmaker Todd Kent will be on hand for Q&A after the screening. You can learn more about the film and view a trailer here: www.comicbookliteracy.com

James O’Barr is coming to STAPLE! Best know as the creator of the Crow, on which four movies, several comics, a television show, and several novels were based, James is currently working on a motion comic called Sundown with MotionWorks Entertainment. He is also featured in the Comic Book Literacy documentary, and will be participating in the Q&A session after the screening. See more of James’ work here www.jamesobarr.net and come meet him at STAPLE!

You can see all of the currently scheduled STAPLE! guests at http://www.staple-austin.org/guests/

If you missed any of our guest speakers last year, don’t fret! We have posted recordings of the Guy Davis and Chris Schweizer panel sessions on our podcast page http://www.staple-austin.org/podcast/

In some non-STAPLE! news, our good friends at ARTSLAM! Are celebrating their 5th anniversary! ARTSLAM! is a Live art and Live music event that happens bi-monthly in San Antonio, TX, and for their big birthday show on Saturday, January 29 (at the White Rabbit in S.A.) they will be featuring long-time STAPLE! friends Jim Mahfood and Dave Crosland on the boards! Congrats on five great years, y’all here’s to many more! More info at http://artslamsa.com/

That’s it for now – stay tuned for more big news coming soon!

Chris "Uncle Staple" Nicholas
www.staple-austin.org
http://www.myspace.com/staple_austin
http://www.facebook.com/stapleaustin

STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo is the Southwest’s premier event for independently produced comics, zines, art, animation, games, crafts and more! The SEVENTH annual show will be held on Saturday and Sunday March 5th and 6th, at the Marchesa Hall and Theater, 6406 North IH-35 Suite 3100, in Austin, Texas.

Rod Nunley
01-24-2011, 06:38 AM
Hey Chris thanks for posting this. We are really looking forward to Staple this year. I am a huge fan of Alex Robinson's work and can't wait to meet him.

We decided no to get a table this year but will have out podcast crew present to try and score some interviews and so I can spend a ton of money on funny books.

Jef UK
01-24-2011, 06:43 AM
Aaron Bir and I will be there, sharing a table!

chris_ycrtft
01-24-2011, 07:05 AM
Hey Chris thanks for posting this. We are really looking forward to Staple this year. I am a huge fan of Alex Robinson's work and can't wait to meet him.

We decided no to get a table this year but will have out podcast crew present to try and score some interviews and so I can spend a ton of money on funny books.

Thanks Rod! I am also looking fwd to seeing Alex again. Met him in NY once at MoCCA. very nice man. I have only read Tricked and the D&D thing he did. I will be picking up a copy of BOP for sure.

let me know if you guys want an interview ahead of time again this year!

chris_ycrtft
01-24-2011, 07:05 AM
Aaron Bir and I will be there, sharing a table!

sweet!

(i knew this)

Rod Nunley
01-24-2011, 07:14 AM
Thanks Rod! I am also looking fwd to seeing Alex again. Met him in NY once at MoCCA. very nice man. I have only read Tricked and the D&D thing he did. I will be picking up a copy of BOP for sure.

let me know if you guys want an interview ahead of time again this year!

I'll have John contact you via email ... but yes, we'd love to talk with him (and anyone else you can help us out with).

Jef UK
01-24-2011, 07:22 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing Tim Doyle again. He used to do this weekly bio comic called, Amazing Adult Fantasy, and a comic titled, Scooter Girl. His art on Intergalactic Nemesis has been great, and I look forward to picking up whatever issues have come out in the last year. He makes great paintings and posters too.

Rod Nunley
01-24-2011, 07:25 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing Tim Doyle again. He used to do this weekly bio comic called, Amazing Adult Fantasy, and a comic titled, Scooter Girl. His art on Intergalactic Nemesis has been great, and I look forward to picking up whatever issues have come out in the last year. He makes great paintings and posters too.

Not only that but he's a nice guy as well. Tim's posters are really awesome. And I liked his work on IN as well.

Jef UK
01-24-2011, 07:27 AM
Not only that but he's a nice guy as well. Tim's posters are really awesome. And I liked his work on IN as well.

Def.

Does Funny Pages still exist in Dobie Mall?

Rod Nunley
01-24-2011, 07:30 AM
Def.

Does Funny Pages still exist in Dobie Mall?

I don't think so. In fact I think that the whole Dobie mall is closed down now. And you're always better off going to Austin Books anyway. It's one of the best stores in the country.

Jef UK
01-24-2011, 07:38 AM
I don't think so. In fact I think that the whole Dobie mall is closed down now. And you're always better off going to Austin Books anyway. It's one of the best stores in the country.

Yeah, I love Austin Books. They carry Americans UK comics! I was curious about Funny Pages cuz I think maybe Tim bought it at some point, but I could be getting that wrong.

Jef UK
01-24-2011, 07:40 AM
Also, I look forward to meeting Rod Nunley in person. :)

Rod Nunley
01-24-2011, 07:41 AM
Yeah, I love Austin Books. They carry Americans UK comics! I was curious about Funny Pages cuz I think maybe Tim bought it at some point, but I could be getting that wrong.

I know that he shops at Austin Books now. I see him there most Wednesdays.


Also, I look forward to meeting Rod Nunley in person. :)

He's a total dick. But most people tolerate him anyway.

chris_ycrtft
01-24-2011, 11:22 AM
as far as i know Tim is doing art and screen-printing full time now. i think he dropped off Nemesis and they now have someone else doing the art on it.

Jef UK
01-24-2011, 11:30 AM
as far as i know Tim is doing art and screen-printing full time now. i think he dropped off Nemesis and they now have someone else doing the art on it.

The latter is a shame, but his art is amazing. When I was Community Relations Manager at the Barnes & Noble on the drag, we hung his Vespas and tanks series in the store.

Alexander Hamilton
02-23-2011, 07:41 PM
Aaron Bir and I will be there, sharing a table!

Yes we will!

http://sequentialstutter.com/2011/02/23/come-see-me-at-staple-independent-media-expo-march-5th-and-6th/