This Weekend: Ridgewood Market and Philly Comic BBQ

It’s gonna be a busy weekend! Tomorrow, fellow cartoonist/crafter Julia Wertz and I are going to sell crafts at the Ridgewood Market. Come out and see us!



Ridgewood is my neighborhood–it’s just north of Bushwick, in Queens (but just barely). I’ve been meaning to check out the market since it first opened, but I haven’t had a chance till now. I’m not sure how my wares will do there–this will be the first time I’ve sold them at a non-comics venue. Here goes nothing!


On Sunday I’m taking my first ever trip to Philadelphia! I’m going to the Philly Comic BBQ, which is, I guess, a mini comics convention in Pat Aulisio’s studio. I’m not really sure it’s a public event. But if you’re in the know, you’ll find your way there. I’ll be covering it for My next big project, The Micropress Yearbook! You’ll get the full report.


New Necklaces at the Craft Store

The Paper Rocket Craft store is now carrying jewelry! I made these necklaces out of old romance comics (actual printed pages, not color photocopies). No two necklaces are the same. I use almost exclusively silver age DC romance comics, because they have some of the best art (and lots of crying). They are pretty easy to collect and aren’t too expensive. I wouldn’t have the heart to cut up golden age comics (even if I could afford them). DC has this stuff on file, and better collectors than I have an archive. Aldo, I try to buy damaged and low grade copies. So I think I can get a pass for destroying a book.