Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Kingdom of Loathing SDCC 2007 booth

photos from con

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Comic-Con Smallville Bag Dress

Comic-Con Smallville Bag Dress, originally uploaded by LRG410.

i'll have to see if i can find a better picture.

SDCC 2007

I'm back from the comic con. Saw John Favaru walking around but didn't take his picture because he was with his kids. Also saw Brian Posen, Elvira, Jane Weiden, Lou Fergino. Got Ray Harryhausen's autograph. Made an exquisite corpse book by taking a band saw to a sketchbook. Got lots of drawings for it but need more. i'll take it to stumptown. should have gotten more indy artist, they have a sense of humor and get it right away. Shaenon Garrity, Jill Thompson, Mark Wheatly, John Allison, Ben Edlund, Tim Sale, Matt Wagner, Debbie Huey, Phil Foglio and a few more artist. I have to say that Garrity's drawing is my favorite. It's made me an instant fan. We only went for 2 of the 4 days and it wasn't enough to see everything. Kingdom of Loathing had a booth, but they had closed up before i could get anything. It turns out that Kinkos operates a shipping center from the lobby of the convention. Had i known that before, i would have bought allot more stuff. I did buy one page of Simon Bisley art from FAKK 2 and some indy comics. I wish i would have found a t-shirt to buy. I went to one panel, because to me, it's part of the con experience. I picked on one kid's comics but i'm afraid it wasn't that interesting. about 1/3 of the hour was taken up by people just saying what the first comics they read were. i did get some tips on some titles to check out. i'll have to see how they pan out. WB was hading out huge Smallville bags. I heard that someone had made one into a dress. I wish i had seen it. i'll have to see if i can find a picture.
Thanks to Ben for arranging all of this, i probably wouldn't have gone otherwise.
excuse all the spelling mistakes. i know allot of the names are wrong.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Euros at Guardian

When: Sunday, July 1, 2007, 12:30 PM 20070701T193000Z
Guardian Games
315 SE 3rd Avenue
Portland , OR 97214

20% Off BoardGames to all Attendees!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Laura Viers

Laura Viers was on Studio 360 this week.
She's playing in town next month.
June 9 - Aladdin Theater - Portland, OR

Friday, May 04, 2007

King Dork

i read King Dork, or rather i listened to the audio book. (Library) I liked the book but was a little disappointed by the ending since it seemed to come out of nowhere, but i might have been a little distracted as i listened to it at work. If i was actually reading it, i might have gone back over certain passages. The book is about a high school sophomore with a band and his battle with the "normals" and the cult of Catcher in the Rye. Its kinda like if John Hughes made the movie version of Freaks and Geeks except with the protagonist having some success. I could see the book being a MTV production, i totally seems like something they would make + it was written by the lead singer of the Mr T experience so there's a built in music hook.

new games

bought Treasures & Traps, Let's Kill! (atlas games) and Munchkin Cthulhu.
they all looked good, so i splurged.

Friday, April 27, 2007


dorkbotpdx - about
people doing strange things with electricity (in portland)

Monday, April 16, 2007

the press club

Had lunch at the Press Club Sunday (Clinton and 26th, next doot to Green Noise Records). They have good crepes and an excellent selection of magazines to browse through you can also buy. I like the artist curently showing there, Ilya Zlotnikov.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


Hey Comics Fans,

To celebrate Top Shelf's 10th Anniversary in publishing, and also to announce (and prepare for) our 2007-2008 publishing line, for the next ten days -- thru Wednesday, April 18th -- Top Shelf is having its biggest web sale ever. Below you'll find over 125 graphic novels and comics on sale, with fifty titles marked down to just $3 (!), twenty-five titles marked down to just $1 (!), and a slew of other key titles just slashed (including Lost Girls, From Hell, Blankets, and more)! All we ask is that you hit a $30 minimum on sale and/or non-sale items (before shipping). It's a great opportunity to load up on all those graphic novels you've wanted to try, but just never got around to picking up. Get 'em while supplies last!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Sam and Max

sam and max are back with new games. x-play rated them 4/5 stars. i might have to actually use my parallels software now. + there are new on-line comics. wish i had the old comics.

gaming update

won at auction:
$8 awful green things from outer space
$5 chez geek 1&3
$4 castle
$3 justice league heroes
$3 chez dork
4.5 Burn in Hell

Sold rail baron for $50 for which i bought:
trans america and lost cities.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

animal crossing for wii ?!

Nintendo Lists Major Wii Games for 2007
* Dairantou Smash Brothers X (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) * Disaster: Day of Crisis * Donkey Kong Taru Jet Race (DK Bongo Blast) * Doubutsu no Mori [Animal Crossing] * Forever Blue * Hoshi no Kirby (Kirby Adventure) * Mario Party 8 * Mario Strikers Charged * Metroid Prime 3: Corruption * Project H.A.M.M.E.R. * Super Mario Galaxy * Totsugeki Famicom Wars (Battalion Wars II) * Wii Health Pack * Wii Music

i've been shopping on line for a e-reader for animal crossing and was happy to see that nintendo still has series 1 and 4 e-reader packs. but maybe i should hold off if the game is coming to the wii.

oh, and it looks like i'm going to have to send my wii in. the optical drive is having problems and since i already downloaded a VC game (mario cart), they can't just exchange it for another unit.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

game auction

this sunday is rainy day games' yearly game auction.

correction: the auction is half yearly.

update: sold my copy of Rail Baron for $50.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Review: My super ex-girlfriend

terrible, terrible movie. i'm writing this to warn you to not waste your time on this movie, even if you get the chance to see it for free. you know how some trailers give away the best part of a movie? this one gives away the only joke in the movie. i rented it figuring it would be dumb and funny. it was just dumb. i can't see how Ivan Reitman didn't get his name removed from this movie.

amimal crossing (GC)

so i had played animal crossings years ago as a rental and recently decided to buy it since it was on sale and by buying it, you get a memory card with a NES game included. animal crossing is like the sims, with cute animals. you deliver packages, pay off your house, collect fossils, insects and fish and try to decorate your house with the proper feng shui principals. furthermore, it has a real time calendar aspect to the game. some animals only appear during certian months and holidays are celebrated in the game. i started my new town on the new card and then tried to visit my old town. so my old town is on a third party card i bought and it's been kinda flaky. it seems to only work on my gamecube and i can read it only on the second slot on the wii. unfortunately, animal crossing, like many games will only read the first slot and furthermore, it won't allow me to copy the data to a new card. well, when i tried to travel to my old town, the wii would no longer read the the card. i tried reinserting the card a few times, wiggling this way and that. it read it enough to start a trip and then failed. i reset the machine and tried again. this time it reported that the old town data was corrupt and surprise, as a result i lost all the items i had "on me" including the letter with the NES game and money.
I'm never buying third party hardware again.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

MST3K + Star Wars episode 1

Seems the people from MST3K are releasing commentary mp3s that you can play along with newer movies.


for those of you that might have missed the post on boingboing, the grasshut in portland has a show featuring art from the up coming fanagraphics book Beasts.

GRASSHUT 811 East Burnside, Portland OR 97214 / Thursday-Sunday 12-7pm / 503-445-9924

Friday, January 26, 2007

new game

Went for my 3 month oil change and as always had lunch at Reo's Ribs and then stopped by Rainy Day Games. Bought a new game named Kings Blood. It says it's ages 6+ so i'll see if Miles will play.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Katee Sackhoff at KUFO

comics podcast links