Austin Zine Fest Next Saturday!
I'm going to have a table at Austin Zine Fest this Saturday, Nov. 2nd. It's at Mass Gallery on Calle street in east Austin. My books will be available for cheap. At Zine Fest Houston I made the executive decision to sell my stuff for way below what it cost me to get made up. People at these events like to feel that they are getting a bargain, and they are more likely to take a chance on something they're not familiar with if you give them a deal. I think the notion of getting a "fair" price for one's creative output just has to go out the window when one struggles to find any place at all in the market.
It's easier for me to do this with books and CDs over original paintings and drawings. Original art feels more like my children, and it might take a while for me to warm up to offering such work at bargain basement prices.
The books and CDs just sit in my house gathering dust, so they are not doing much good there. I'd rather people get their hands on them and just accept that I'm going to lose money in my endeavors to get my work out there.
I might be willing to offer some drawings for cheap at this show or at upcoming shows. The idea to offer my art at such a low price came from Robert Williams in his column in Juxtapoze magazine. I hate the anti-intellectual tone of Juxtapoze, and their articles are mostly vapid hype of empty-headed art, but I think Robert Williams might have a point about offering your work for cheap. He said the idea was to get your work in the hands of collectors who would come back for more.
So come on out to Austin Zine Fest. It runs from 12-5 PM. I will have four different books for sale, plus I might bring some
Plan A was about becoming an A-list celebrity and getting my wing-wang sucked by super models every day. Plan A is not working out. I've come up with a plan B. Plan B is doable. I don't know if I want to go into what its about right now, but Plan B is in motion even as I write this.
I was feeling bad today about women in my environment. I've decided to change my environment. That just means that I will no longer patronize a business that I normally patronized. All part of Plan B.
I have to deal with women in my environment several times a year for the past ten years or so. I'm real good at removing myself from a bad scene. As far as I know, I'm better at it than anyone
The Horrors of Democracy
I'm going to try to tie what the Republicans are trying to do in Washington to my art and my life, so bear with me: My comic books cover some personally horrific episodes in my life, so it's weird that nowadays I am relatively stable, but that Tea-Party Republicans are willing to flush the country down the toilet because of Obamacare. I read a couple of paragraphs of the Paul Krugman column where they might not just bring on a partial government shutdown, but they also might cause the US to default on it's debt if they don't allow the debt ceiling to rise.
Paul Krugman says that even rock-solid short-term treasury notes will tank if that happens, which would plunge the world into another recession. I don't know how that will affect the income of my family, but I imagine there will be another pinch. I can't help but think about how my immediate family rallied around me in my periods of personal crisis all those years ago. The only thing the country can really do about these guys is vote them out when the time comes.
I hope that Obama and the Dems don't cave to these guys. I think if things really go bad, the Tea-Party Republicans will get 100% of the blame, and their constituents can decide what to do with them in due ti
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