Sunday, December 30, 2012

"I'm Getting Too Big For This" Featuring Amir Malekpour

So now, I have a monthly comedy show at the Big Umbrella Studios every last Saturday of each month. So far we've had three awesome shows with three great crowds. Also, I want to thank Chris Remmers, Jerry Goldstone, Kristee Ono, and Joe Gorman for performing at the shows so far.

Here is a sample from one of the shows.

Transcript from show:
San Francisco Comedian Amir Malekpour describes getting older and how he is looking forward to it. 


I'm getting older, I'm thirty five now, but I'm actually looking forward to the Golden years.

I want to get to seventy as soon as possible, cause pause the age of seventy, the ratio of women to men is seven to one.

That's where I cleanup. 

So if I make it to seventy, I'll be a granddaddy pimp. I'll have like a cane, my medicare cane, Tight pants, on purpose!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

My trip to New York and New York Comic Con

I first got into New York at 11:30 PM Wednesday night. Naturally I had not planned ahead of time and would not be able to check into the hotel room until 10:30 the next evening. The first thing I did was go out to the city at 5 in the morning and see how Times Square looks like then.

It was so beautiful and peaceful to see all the vendors and workers come out just before the hustle and bustle. After getting a haircut in Brooklyn, I took a shower, slept for a couple of hours and made my way to the New York Comic Con at the Javits Center.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Some highlights of Stumptown Comics Festival

Stumptown comics festival occurred almost a month ago, but I feel like I need to share how awesome it was.

Here are some of the high lights:

Brian Churrilla:
I've been a fan of Churrilla since buying his book The Engineer at Wondercon from the  Archaia Studios Press booth in 2010. I love his dynamic art. Currently he is working on his own book, The Strange Case Of D.B. Cooper, a really fun ride through the human Psyche with samurai swords and espionage. Here is a Sketch he did for me.

Stan Sakai:
I've known about him since watching Ninja Turtles cartoons as a kid when Yosagi Yojimbo appeared in some of the episodes. In addition to drawing, writing, inking, lettering, coloring, and everything else of his comic book, this man is such an angel. Here is his sketch for me during the con.

Farel Dalrymple:
It was a pleasure meeting Faryl because in addition to being an amazing artist, he is a really cool engaging guy. I'll post some of the pages I got from him on here later.

Matthew Southworth:
One thing about Matthew that is evident is his passion for what he does. He is constantly talking to fans and collegues about comics while frantically and intricately deciding on which brush to use for the next sketch. I'm a huge huge fan of Matthew and feel like he is one of the overlooked talents in the business. I know for a fact that people in the industry have good things to say about his work. "Stumptown" is the comic book he did with the amazing Greg Rucka. It is one of my favorite comics ever. I own 2 copies of every issue
as well as the hardcover.

Floating World Comics:
I never thought it would be possible, but there is actually a successful, bad ass comicbook store that caters to indie comics. This was truly the find of Portland for me as I could have just spend tons more $$$ than I did here on indie comics. One thing about Stumptown Comic Festival is that you'll notice the high quality of self published work. You can get them all at Floating World Comics.

Jeff Lemire:
I'm not going to lie, meeting Jeff Lemire had a lot to do with me traveling from San Francisco to Portland for the con. I was able to get a sketch of Jeppard and meet one of my favorite creators of ALLTIME. You should read Essex County, The Nobody, Sweet Tooth, Lost Dogs, and Animal Man if you love comics.

Tyler Crook:
The best book of 2011 was Petrograd and Tyler Crook was 50% of it's wonderfulness. Not only is this man a superstar and undoubtedly an heir apparent to Guy Davis at Dark Horse, but he is truly one of the nicest guys I've ever met. He did a rad sketch of Rasputin for me and always had time for other people too.

I'll write more about Stumptown when stuff comes to mind.