I was putting off posting in hopes of having a time for the workshop Greg Means (Tugboat Press), Aron Steinke and I would be giving but it is getting close to the show so. Here is the info.

Sparkplug Comic Books and Teenage Dinosaur will tabling at the Portland Zine Symposium this weekend. Well worth a trip to the Rose City. The Symposium is full of beautiful and interesting books and art as well as having some of the best baked goods, usually. It runs Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. at Portland State University in the Smith Memorial Ballroom.

Sparkplug will be there with a ton of minis and all the usual Sparkplug books. Also friends Teenage Dinosaur, Guapo Comics & Books, Reading Frenzy, Global Hobo and Tugboat Press will be tabling. And artists like Jason T. Miles, Chris Cilla, Aron Nels Steinke, Katy Ellis O’brien, Jason Martin, Tom Lechner and TONS of other people will be exhibiting.

On Saturday (the 23rd) at 2 or 3pm Aron, Greg and I will be giving a workshop/panel on how and why they run small press book publishing businesses, including the basics of printing, publishing, and distro. Hopefully it’ll be interesting. I’ll update with the rest of the workshop schedule when it goes up.

And remember that Saturday is the Farmer’s Market right outside the Symposium building so you are going to be able to find all kinds of great great local food. Come howngry leave happy.