Archive for September, 2009

a²alien at SPX in September

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

The a²alien will appear at SPX 2009! This year’s SPX is being held on Saturday, September 26 from 11AM to 7PM and Sunday, Sunday September 27 from 12PM-6PM at The North Bethesda Marriott Convention Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Not only will there be three new comics for sale, but also antennae and alien figurines. I’m happy to be sharing a table with Robert Harvey again this year. He’ll have diary comics detailing his time in Australia as well as some new material. (He’s playing that close to the chest so I can’t spill the beans. ;) I’m also told we’ll be close to Curls Studio so make sure to check them out! And last but not least, I hear the Bamn folks will be debuting Crystal Clear and that Sam Koi creator Mal Jones will be back this year.

Hope to see you there! :)

:: additional events ::
This is your early warning; the a²alien will be in Myrtle Beach October 2, 3, & 4 for Xcon [warning: site has sound]!

Martin: Angry Owl

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Hooray! a new comic to love! I actually found Martin: Angry Owl via twitter of all things. You think it doesn’t work? Well, how’s this .. someone followed me (and it didn’t look like one of those naughty chicks) so I looked at their twitter profile to see who they were. They had a URL listed; I checked out their comic. In their ‘following’ list was a cute little avatar so I clicked on it, then clicked on that person’s web site and Voila! Martin: Angry Owl.

The creator behind Martin is Amy Crosthwaite; at least that’s the name behind the little copyright © on the latest comic. My favourite so far is Spiders! and I’m joining the chorus of commenters asking for prints or t-shirts or something! Martin is updated twice a week and features (you guessed it!) an angry owl named Martin. Hopefully, you will enjoy it as much as I do. So, go! Go now and enjoy the anger!

Note for those who know me all too well: The fact that the owl’s name is Martin has nothing to do with my liking this comic. Well, almost nothing. ;)

And, finally, for Kristina: Herzilchen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! Ich liebe dich! :)

SPX 2009 :: day one

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

antennae modelling

Antennae modeling .. and check out her great taste in comics (Owly!)

Day one of SPX has come and gone. If you haven’t been already, it’s not too late! Today is the final day though .. so hurry up!

I’ve had a great time at SPX so far. Sharing a booth with Robert has been great and we’re happily near lots of people we met last year, including Bamn, Mal Jones, and Curls Studio! And, we’ve seen many friends–Roberto, Holly, Dan, Ulysses, Cal, Scott, and other comic fans who may prefer to remain nameless ;) and, AND met Hel, who looked familiar, perhaps from the MD Renn Fest (Can’t believe I missed Pirate Weekend!) Tomorrow, I’ll have to write about all the new people we’ve met. Please stop by and say hello. We’re near the first entrance on the left, booth E-14.

rakish antennae

Rakish antennae .. worn at a jaunty angle! And, check out the awesome hat!

The antennae have gone over well .. just look at these photos! (Note: the googly-eyed hat is from My Monster Hat [edit: link unavailable as of July 2010], based out of my fav town in MA!)

More photos and updates tomorrow. Sleep is calling me and I can hear the alien snoring already.

a2alien at X Con World October 2-4

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

The a2alien will be at X Con World in Myrtle Beach, SC October 2-4, 2009. If you missed us at SPX in Maryland, come see us at the beach! In addition to having comics and antennae, the a2alien will be participating in a panel discussion about comics.  Between this and CREATE South I’m getting plenty of public speaking practice. It would be great to see some friendly faces in the audience, so please come out and support this up and coming con!

More information about X Con can be found on the X Con web site. Also, from the X Con World press release:

X Con World is a convention on the beach, featuring local and national talent, businesses, artists, and entertainment. October 2nd – 4th Springmaid Beach Resort will be hosting this years’ event, which is located at 3200 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Rooms are available at the location, call the resort to inquire  – (843) 315-7100 or visit their website at  –

Featured at this years event – Nationally renowned talent such as Jonathan Hickman, Bob Camp, Tim Seeley, Joe Staton, Paty Cockrum, Rick Ketcham, Vinnie Tartamella, as well as local artists including Matt “Six” Bahr, Kaneesha Bryant, Jeff Bracey, and many more.

X Con World boasts a massively multiplayer console gaming tournament, panels, contests, and demonstrations throughout the weekend, as well as viewing rooms showing movies and anime, a vendor hall, and an after dark zombie walk on the beach! There is so much to do at X Con World, come enjoy your weekend with some of the industry’s best up-and-coming names as well as veteran talent as they hang out in Myrtle Beach.

Corsair Comics in downtown Myrtle Beach and Apocalypse Comics in Longs has paired to bring this annual convention to the Grand Strand and X Con World has recently partnered with Zombie Con, held in Greensboro, NC.

You don’t want to miss this and future events!

For more information or tickets, please call Corsair Comics at (843) 839 – 4820, or visit our website at [Ed. Note: site has sound]