Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fluke, There It Is!

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(a comic strip in last week's FLAGPOLE MAGAZINE about the FLUKE COMICS FAIR...including a cameo by a cartoon version of Missy...so meta!)

This past Easter weekend was a busy one...Saturday was the big 10th ANNIVERSARY of the FLUKE COMIC & ZINE FAIR. After work on Friday, we had our traditional craft fair/zine fair-eve pizza at TRANSMET (tip: cold pizza makes for a decent lunch the following day when you're trapped at your table during a convention). While waiting for our pie, Missy put the finishing touches on three new ZINES...

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After dinner, it was off to OFFICE MAX to run off copies of Missy's new zines...

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Back at home, Missy (with some supervision from Nilla) cut and stapled while I cut, pasted, and sequenced pages in four new zines I was hoping to show at Fluke...I ended up running to KINKOS around midnight, staying up super late to get my stuff done for the following day...

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The next day, we got down to the 40 WATT a lot later than we had planned. The line stretched down the street and around the corner...here was everyone in front of us:

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...and everyone behind us:

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Once we set up, it was a constant flow of browsers and shoppers...we were so busy, I didn't get a chance to take many photos...which was a good thing, I guess!

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Here's Missy signing her book, PERSONAL CHARM, for a fan...here in Athens, Missy is kinda notorious for her "controversial" TOFU BABY comic in the local FLAGPOLE MAGAZINE...so sometimes people ask for her autograph! Crazy!

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Each vendor got an official CERTIFICATE OF TABLE, which was a nice touch...

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This couple sitting behind us kept falling asleep...the girlfriend was crashed out with her head on the table, while her boyfriend kept nodding off while sitting up in his chair, with the back of his head hitting me in the ass every time that he did (I was standing directly behind the chair he was sitting in)...needless to say, it kept Missy entertained throughout the day...the funniest thing was that they were seated right in front of the entrance...so imagine walking into Fluke and the first thing you see is this girl crashed out on the table and the guy next to her is leaned back in his chair, head back, mouth gaping and snoring...

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No surprise...I ended up selling my last "NERD" PLAQUE at the comics fair!

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The second autograph request of the day:

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Speaking of nerds, here's some dude that was walking around the convention with a DRAGON PUPPET...I'm not sure, but I think he was communicating with people, ventriloquist-style:

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At the end of a very long day, we packed up all our stuff into our ROLLING SUITCASES and hoofed it a couple of blocks to our car, all the while looking like we just got off the Greyhound bus...

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