Endnotes & Digressions:
1. Colors, grey-tones and ink assist for this installment by Bill Mudron.
2. The Stumptown Comics Fest is set for Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lloyd Center DoubleTree (1000 N.E. Multnomah, Portland).
The Stumptown Trophy Awards and the infamous Comic Art Battle (which I've previously covered here) are set for Saturday, April 26, at Cosmic Monkey Comics (5335 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Portland).
For a complete list of events, guests and exhibitors, visit www.StumptownComics.com.
A list of citywide Comics Month events can be found at www.StumptownComics.com/comicsmonth.
3. I think the artist I’m most excited to meet at Stumptown isn’t actually visiting in any official capacity: The great Kate Beaton -- who does hilarious autobiographical and history-themed comics at KateBeaton.com -- is
apparently flying down from Canada to check out the show. On her LiveJournal (beatonna.livejournal.com), she offers this helpful drawing so we can spot her in the Stumptown crowd:
3. Also, if you get a chance to meet “Perry Bible Fellowship” cartoonist (and Stumptown special guest) Nicholas Gurewitch, be sure to ask him why he retired his smash-hit comic strip, which ran until recently in the Portland Mercury. I’m sure he isn’t going to be remotely sick of that question by the end of the weekend.
Lettering too small? You can download a 3-page, high-rez PDF of this comic right here: CulturePulp 73.pdf