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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

APE is the new awesome

For all of you aficionados of tights, capes, or unlikely superheroes, you will appreciate that SF was host to APE, aka the Alternative Press Expo, this weekend. APE is like the artsy little brother of Comic-con. It certainly isn't quite as large, and there are not so many superfans walking around in costume (attendess look a lot more like hipsters and less like they live at home in their parent's basement playing video games all day). But some things are just the same - many of the comic book women are buxom and leather clad, and you can certainly find plenty of comics about gay porn and auto-erotic asphyxiation if you want to.

Cameron went straight to the adult section.

Two of my friends, jared purrington and aaron thomas, came up from LA to present their own work. I sat behind the table with these gentlemen for much of the weekend and shot rubberbands at all the artsy kids walking around the place.

i am now the owner of these two fine silk screened prints. Jared's is this great poster on how to turn your friendly neighborhood hamster into a lean, mean fighting machine (click on the image to get to read all the detail):

and aaron's specialty is little monsters, like these guys tearing up the nylons on a good looking pair of legs.

art show in my bed room, if you ever want to come see.


  • At 11:44 PM, Blogger English said…

    This stuff is good, I meant to ask you about it after I nearly stole one of your battle hamster postcards.

  • At 12:41 AM, Blogger bex said…

    is that why we were spending so much time in my bedroom? so you could try to steal my artstuffs?

  • At 10:10 AM, Blogger American Cowboy said…

    Of course my reappearance on your blog, since asking to be excluded, is me looking at cartoon porn. Thanks Becca. If you need me I'll be with Bill, going after Roman.

  • At 12:04 PM, Blogger k8 said…

    careful bex, keith doesn't know what else you are supposed to do in a bedroom...

  • At 1:09 PM, Blogger bex said…

    cameron. you knew that you couldnt be taken off the blog forever. and this was the least compromising of all the photos i have of you.

    and katie. please. don't i know it (eye roll)

  • At 3:01 PM, Blogger bets said…

    cam i will never put you on our blog again unless it involves jazz hands (lie).

  • At 4:35 PM, Blogger American Cowboy said…

    I'll never unclench my fingers again.


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