Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Stumptown Comics Fest 2013

Hey, y'all!

Over the weekend, my husband and I went to the Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, Oregon.  It is really fun to attend, check out all the artwork, and find some great items to take home (or for gifts).  This year was no different.  We always walk around to each booth first and make a note about the things we see that we really want to purchase.  This way, when we are done, we know exactly where we need to go back to and how much each item costs.  Budgeting properly is important and we usually have to compromise on a few things.

Stumptown Comics Fest 2013

Here is our haul from this year's event:

Stumptown Comics Fest 2013
Clockwise from top right: "Dogs of Portland" by ? (apparently I forgot to write down who this one is by); Chewbacca and Stormtroopers from Monkey Minion Press; "Fox Gavotte" by Terri Nelson; BattlePug by Mike Norton from Dark Horse Comics; Admiral Ackbar's Guide To Everything by Paul Friedrich; "CPT Jean-Luc Picard" signed by Ron Chan.

From 2012:

Stumptown Comics Fest 2012
For details on artists and links, visit my post about Stumptown 2012.

From 2011:

Stumptown Comics Fest 2011
For details on artists and links, visit my post about Stumptown 2011.

Do you read comics or have a favorite place to find funky artwork in your area?


3 comments :

  1. Your glasses are cute! And I love love love the three-headed pug version of Cerberus. (I totally had to look up the spelling...I was close. Heh.) I'm not a big comic person, but there are a couple of funky little shops around where a couple of my friends live, including one that sells these amazing hand-painted silk scarves and a cute little hippie store and a couple of cool little galleries. There's also a crazy junk store in Norman that has the most random assortment of shit ever. I tend not to buy a lot of decorative things because (a) I have nowhere to put them and (b) I tend to spend more money on self-decoration....but I like to look at them. We do have a few dorky art pieces - the boyfriend has a set of Serenity travel posters, and I have movie posters based on a dungeon in World of Warcraft.

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  2. I so wish I could have gone with you, it sounds like so much fun. My dad used to take me with him when he went to various conventions and they were so much fun; of course I usually ended up trading some of his prints for jewelry ;) .

    By the by, that Star Wars T-shirt, two thumbs up. I don't read a lot of comic books, mainly when I'm on the subway, train, or waiting for an appointment. Right now I'm reading "X-factor" and I'm on issue #43. Some of them are actually very well-written and the art is fantastic.

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  3. It was a lot of fun. I wish you could have come too! I wish they had more nerd jewelry and there was NO Skyrim stuff. I would have been all over that. lol
    I love looking at the art in the comics. I am just in awe because I can't draw to save my life.

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