Archive for October, 2005

fragment from my resumé for O-Week Coordinator

MLLL Signator, Reed College, Spring 2005-present
If the legends are true and I instantly forget everything I ever learned in a Reed class the moment I receive my diploma, I will still be eternally grateful for my Reed experience for one reason: the opportunity to signate the MLLL (comic book reading room).

That room has reawakened a passion for comics that had been hibernating since my childhood, it has taught me deep truths about art and literature and life, and it has caused me to discover a passion for administration deeper than I could have imagined. Signating the MLLL, for me, means nothing more and nothing less than helping other people find happiness – serving as midwife for the life-changing experiences of my fellow Reedies.

I work extremely hard for the MLLL (calculating expenditures, managing inventory, monitoring new releases, alphabetizing bookshelves, scrubbing floors, etc.), but because of me, other students are discovering stories make them laugh and cry and think. It’s my way of giving back to the community – by making it possible for other people to receive what I’ve received.

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how i’m spending your money

STUMPTOWN COMIX FEST 2005
October 1, 2005

BOUGHT FROM POWELL’S, THE NIGHT BEFORE:
Cromartie High School #1 by Eiji Nonaka (ADV)
FLCL #1 by Hajime Ueda & Gainax (Tokyopop)
Love & Rockets vol. 5-6 by Los Bros. Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
The Masterplan by Scott Mills (Top Shelf)
Phoenix #1: Dawn by Osamu Tezuka (Viz)
Soulwind #2 by Scott Morse (Oni)
Trenches by Scott Mills (Top Shelf)
X-Day #2 by Setona Mizushiro (Tokyopop)

BOUGHT FROM COSMIC MONKEY COMICS:
100% by Paul Pope (Vertigo)
Alec: How to Be an Artist by Eddie Campbell (Eddie Campbell Comics)
American Elf by James Kochalka (Top Shelf)
Ghost World by Dan Clowes (Fantagraphics)
King: A Comics Biography of MLK Jr by Ho Che Anderson (Fantagraphics)
Love & Rockets vol. 7: The Death of Speedy by Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
Love & Rockets series II #1-12, 14 by Los Bros. Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
Mother, Come Home by Paul Hornschemeier (Dark Horse)
Nil: A Land Beyond Belief by James Turner (SLG)
Optic Nerve #4 by Adrian Tomine (Drawn & Quarterly)
Pounded by Brian Wood & Steve Rolston (Oni)
Scooter Girl by Chynna Clugston (Oni)
Tales Designed to Thrizzle #1 by Michael Kupperman (Fantagraphics)

BOUGHT FROM SPARKPLUG COMICS:
Air by Thien Pham (E-Z Cheese Comics / Sparkplug Comics)
Christina and Charles by Austin English (Sparkplug Comics)
FLEEP by Jason Shiga (Sparkplug Comics)
Tales to Demolish #1-2 by Eric Haven (Sparkplug Comics)
Watching Days Become Years #1-2 by Jeff LaVine (Sparkplug Comics)

BOUGHT FROM EZRA DANIELS
The Changers, book 1-2 (plus CD) by Ezra Claytan Daniels (Dream Chocolate)
Disposable Boy #2 by Ezra Claytan Daniels (Dream Chocolate)

BOUGHT FROM MICHEL GAGNÉ
Zed #1-4 hardcover, #5-6 by Michel Gagné (Gagné International Press)

SIGNED BY THE CREATOR
Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson (Top Shelf)
Same Difference & Other Stories by Derek Kirk Kim (Top Shelf)
Spiral Bound by Aaron Renier (Top Shelf)
+the Daniels and Gagné books mentioned above.
-NOT our copy of Daisy Kutter by Kazu Kibuishi, because I’m an idiot and forgot to bring it.
-NOT our copies of Flight vol. 1&2, because someone else is an idiot and stole them.


Leigh Walton talks comics and maybe other arts. (RSS)
He also works for the very excellent publisher Top Shelf Productions (which does not necessarily endorse the views and opinions, etc, herein).

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Header by me. Contains an interpolation of the final panel from All-Star Superman #1 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. Speaking of which.