Welcome…to the Oregon Convention Center!
This year Stumptown was held in the tropical rainforest known as the Rose Quarter.
The dinosaur attacks were kept to a minimum, and a safe, fun time was had by all. Life found a way.
The 10th Stumptown Comics Fest was the fourth I’ve exhibited at, and it was a homecoming of sorts. Stumptown was where I met Kenan and HUGE INDIANA JONES FAN Reid, and where the group of traveling cartoonists I proudly call my friends began. Neil was there with The Plot issues 1 and 2, Tyrell brought the complete Gary, and Matt offered poems on commission (a first for a comics convention?). We were lucky to table in the same block, making ours a hotspot in the center of the convention floor. It was amazing.
I bought and traded for a number of remarkable works of comic art. Here is a pictorial representation of said acquisitions, followed by links for the curious.
Li’l Depressed Boy by Sina Grace
Fugue by Beth Hetland
Runner Runner edited by Greg Means
Mara with art by Ming Doyle
Vampires Need Love Too by Brian Cattapan
minis by Mita Mahato
Wings for Wheels edited by Nomi Kane
It Will All Hurt by Farel Dalrymple
Cat People/Dog People by Hannah Blumenreich
prints by Kevin Uehlein
Simon Immolate by Tyrell and Logan Cannon
John Day National Monument by Matt Sundstrom
Titan by Francois Vigneault
Outfoxed by Dylan Meconis
Space Race by Tom Clohosy Cole
I will close with a print of Captain Picard. Although Patrick Stewart was unable to attend this convention, his spirit hovered over the Oregon Convention Center like a benevolent spacegoing craft.