Sunday, September 30, 2007
I went to the Stumptown Comics Fest today. It was located near downtown Portland, in a hotel. It was basically a huge gathering of local comics artists and comic shops, selling and displaying things. There were all manner of underground comics, one-panel cartoon cards, and manga. There were a few things there that were especially interesting, such as the character Onion Head Monster. Watch the above video to get a general idea of who Onion Head Monster is. It may take a while to load, but it's worth it.
I also bought this awesome brochure that was labeled "For Your Safety". This guy was selling a bunch of them. Basically, they have a diagram on each leaf that shows two pictures of a situation: what to do and what not to do. I, of course, got the one with the ninja. The top illustration shows a ninja breaking into an office building with his sword out, with an X next to the picture. The bottom illustration, accompanied by a checkmark, shows a woman pinning a nametag on the ninja in the lobby. It's generally awesome.