Thursday, March 26, 2009

What have we been doing?

Every Monday I tell myself I'm going to write another blog up here and talk about our weekend and every Monday I get distracted and don't do it. We've been going to the movies, visiting family, partying with friends and more.

We went rollerskating for a friend's birthday party. Despite the fact that I haven't been skating for 15 or so years, I did pretty good and felt pretty comfortable. I only fell when I decided to teach myself to stop properly by using the toe of the skate. It was a disaster and I fell on my right hand. It started hurting so badly that I eventually decided to go to the emergency room. Our friend mentioned this event in a diary comic here. Almost two weeks later, it still hurts a little, but in the end it was just a light sprain.

These days we are getting ready for the Stumptown Comics fest in April. We have a party to plan for it, a table to set up for selling, a cat trophy that Allie's making, and an interview/panel moderation for which I will have to prepare. I'll be interviewing the fabulous cartoonist Hellen Jo.

We're also VERY close to launching a Guapo Comics web store and are putting the finishing touches on our inventory count/revisions.

I keep telling myself I'm going to finish this one zine project I've been working on--maybe this weekend. I'll post pics of it when it's done.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

We Are So Cheesy

Unbeknownst to us, our Tillamook trip made it on the Tillamook Cheese Fan Club website! This is too funny (our link is halfway down the page). I love the description of our story.

"Woman mocks man's insistence on chronicling the joys of ice cream eating at the Tillamook Visitors Center. Fun ensues."

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Guapo on the News!

So Allie and I run our own bookstore, which sells mainly comic books and zines. We joined up with our high school friend Megan who opened a coffee stand. Together we became Guapo Comics and Coffee (at 6350 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206). I'm so excited because this Saturday Megan and Guapo were on the news! The article showcases her side of the business, but I'm still very happy with it. I really like the point of view the article presents regarding small/DIY business. The coffee stand is still so much a part of our lives--it's mind-blowing to see the sights and sounds of our daily existence put up on the news.

Here's the link.