Hello kids! This is Joe, I don't know if we've met. Now, I wasn't actually at the Zine fair, I regrettable had crime to fight. No rest for the wicked, as they say. But the Ska-Vengers sure as hell were there! Set at the beautiful Art Institute of Boston Campus, the Zine fair included dozens of the cities finest independent publishers! Che and Jessica (head of our fictional street team) represented with stacks of our beloved miscreant child, Issue one! Now of course, we wanted to celebrate the spirit of the zine fair and the awesome people who showed up to support by giving them the chance to help us and create something of their own, so Che brought a big ass board! And on that board the bravest and boldest of the zine fair patrons were invited to add a panel to what became the biggest single page at the whooooooole fair. Probably. I wasn't there. So as promised, here are those pages.
So there you have it! We'd really like to thank anyone who showed up and supported the event, especially those of you who helped us out and bought one of our little babies. We hope to be at a lot of comic cons and zine fairs in the next few months, so maybe we'll see you around. Keep an eye out for issue two coming sort of soon! By the way, this is why I should have been there:
I mean, I'm no graphic Designer but... c'mon. C'moooooon.
We made it. The Boston Zine fair was great. A big thank you, again, to anybody who bought our book or who just flipped through it. We should have the democratic comix jams (or DMJs as I've come to think of them) hopefully up by the end of the week, or within two weeks at the very latest. It was great to meet all the fellow comics artists and zinesters. I hope to see you all on the road again.
Thanks to everybody who bought our book, added to our collaborative comic, or who just stopped by and talked during the day. I'm excited to see both new and familiar people tomorrow for the second round. Come and participate in a second collaborative comic!
Tomorrow, Joe and I will be releasing the very first DIY Jet Production, Ska-Vengers #1 at the Boston Zine fair. Action, romance, social commentary(?) Unfortunately, Joe had to go to some little known animation festival, so he won't be in attendance. He will be missed, but we will make the most of it.
More information about the fair and directions can be found here.
Also, if you're lucky, you may get a chance to pick a mini preview for the Minimalist Comics Collective. Can't wait to see you there.
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