APE: Alternative Press Expo 2011

APE: Alternative Press Expo 2011
APE: Alternative Press Expo 2011

That is the cover for the special FREE mini-comic we will be giving away at APE this year! It will be the talk of the con, believe you me. And feature a special surprise guest. A hint? Someone only comic people, especially those at APE, will appreciate.

Want to see our latest APE news? Sign up for the event on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109398292494144. You can also visit the official site at http://www.comic-con.org/ape/ to learn more about the event.

What do we have planned so far? Well, that mini-comic, for one. I won’t be putting the rest online until after the event, if I put it up at all. Also, he return of the baseball caps, back issues of Black Snow, stickers, handouts, key-chain bottle openers, decorative banners, beer drinking and free sketches. And the debut of an awesome new beer bottle shaped bottle opener, a best of I’m Famous collection, a Two Drink Minimum preview release, maybe some shirts, some new banners and a table cloth this year!

You can see our photos from last year’s event at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150298262755402.548188.195503145401&type=1.

Now that the shameless shilling is out of the way, let’s talk about that cover. I love it. We’ve got I’m Famous! style Lone Wolf sitting at a convention table with Two Drink Minimum style black and white Black Snow. And a giant purple APE. This was the cover for last years APE brochure and used in their posters and other promo material.

APE 2010 brochure cover
APE 2010 brochure cover

So obviously my cover was a play off of that one. It also has a nod to I’m Famous! with the book signing and Two Drink Minimum with the Black Snow Beer and the barely seen banner behind the ape. The Black Snow beer is also an homage to last year when we stuck our stickers on bottles of Black Toad Ale and downed it all in short time. People seemed quite amused by our bottle collection.

Black Snow’s remark is also somewhat of an homage to our experience last year, particularly the first day. A lot of people there just didn’t care, and preferred to ignore our table. It was disheartening. Oh, his beer sign is very much like our sloppily hand written and taped up signs last year.

I probably shouldn’t say this, but the Lone Wolf’s comment is based off of real experience as well. Some peoples’ hygiene was quite lacking, and the body odor was substantial. Especially one particular neighbor.

So lots to look forward to this year! Get excited dammit!

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