Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Zine Fest Roundup

EDIT: I also have a guest comic up for Sauceome! I met Sarah Becan via twitter and am a big fan of her diary and food comics. Check out her work and the great lineup of guest comics she had starting last week!

(Here's a peek of the comic. See the whole thing here.)


I had a lot of fun at my first Pete's Mini Zine Fest on Saturday! Met lots of new zinesters, got reacquainted with contributors to the Zinester's Guide to NYC and met a bunch of cat and music enthusiasts.

Here are a couple sketches I did of the crowd and fellow exhibitors:

Pete's Candy Store has a great stage space.
Awesome stage

I was set up in the garden which was nice and shady within half an hour of our arrival.
(Photo courtesy of Andria Alefhi)

Ayun had an ingenious setup for her always hilarious and informative zine The East Village Inky.
Ayun Halliday of Zinesters Guide to NYC fame!

Ben bought some issues of Counter Attack and requested a cat sketch. He and his wife have two cats and a turtle and thanks to phone technology, I was able to see just how cute they are. He posted a better image of the sketch and a nice review over here. Thanks Ben!
I did a sketch of a cat and a coffee mug for Ben.

Friends Marc and Erica lived in the neighborhood and stopped by to say hi! It was great to see them. Hope you guys like your copy of Urban Nomad!
Erica and Marc stopped by!

Thanks to everyone who came out, especially Marsha and David (who I totally didn't get a photo of)!
Checking out some zines

And now for a NEWSFLASH!
1) My website which was down due to changing servers is mostly functional again. The page for my animation reel is still a bit wonky, but otherwise you should be able to see my work again via www.alisaharris.com It's been a while since I've changed my blog format, so I spruced that up too.

2) I've decided to post my journal comics from Allan and my trip to Europe last summer. I never quite finished chronicling the last few days of the trip due to work and other projects that took up my time over the year. I figure if I don't plan to post them now, I will never finish them. So check back here on Friday for the first of 17 days of travel journal comics!

3) Another long awaited project is finally at the point where it will be making a debut very soon! Hint: It's the namesake of my twitter account. I know a bunch of people have been super patient with my getting this webcomic off the ground. More about that next week!


Tikirox said...

Ohhhh man. Looks like you owned that Zine fest grrl!

Like the new blog layout!

Ayun said...

Hee hee, I may be ingenious, but I look like somebody's crazy, hillbilly stepmama, several chromosomes short of a picnic!

Alisa said...

Thanks Nelson!

Ayun-Sorry about my unfortunate camera timing, I could have at least gotten a shot with your eyes open!