I went to Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland on Saturday the 28th. This fest is really all about comics, and not so much about gaming. It was a great little bike ride up the Springwater Corridor, on past OMSI and then up the east side of the river on the Esplanade. It was really cool to marinate in such a sea of comics enthusiasm. I got to meet some of my Northwest role models, like Erika Moen and Peter Bagge and I found a whole bunch of new web comics which I will eventually get around to reading. I actually saw a Cintiq but I’m happy with my little Wacom Bamboo for the moment. I also met several local Portland creators and got a few underground books. For the sake of the planet I try to minimize dead tree media even though deep down I’m old school and prefer the physicality of a book. That’s a picture of me with Bridgett Spicer, author of Squid Row Comics. We’re just better eye candy than the boys.