It does have the bullet hole story - unfortunately it doesn't have the bullet hole. It would be cool to shoot my comp copies... in fact, I think I'm going to do that today. It's just a .22 - I can open the book to that 8 page story and shoot them in my basement. If you come to my art show that opens next month I should have shot copies - baring an accident.
I've lived in portland over 12 years...
(I love this review BTW - thank you!)
Snagglepus - I see my review as a nice compliment to WSH's review. I did more of a parody than an actual review. I do like the show. There are enough laughs to keep me watching. I like to support local efforts. But thank you for the compliment.
foreveralone - I did get it wrong on purpose. I worried that calling it Albina Press for the New Yorker audience might imply a publishing house - or, at least, not be clear that it was a coffee shop. Also - I wrote a piece of fiction. My baristas at Albina are great. No real reason to use the real name (and no one there, that I know of, has evil 70's cartoon character tattoos. It gave a nice descriptive image).
stukasoverpdx - Did you take my review seriously?
I ran into someone from the Mercury at the Comics Fest. They summed it up by saying "I think I'm going to go to the Bridgetown Comedy Fest where people know how to laugh at themselves."
Lighten up people. It's free press, which is better than getting no press at all. Which, I have a feeling, will happen next year.
Some of the criticism leveled against us, the Stumptown Comics Foundation, is fair and some of it isn't.
First off, the people at Wordstock have been nothing but amazing to work with. They've been incredibly generous and flexible. We have nothing but appreciation for what they've done for us at Stumptown, both the Foundation and the Festival.
As far as not including Stumptown in their program, we dropped the ball in getting our information to them. It was our fault, not Wordstock's, that Sumptown was not better represented. As you guessed, a lot of our planning was a last minute hustle and we suffered for it. We are already having meetings about next year with ideas of how to be more involved, have better PR, sell more tables, provide workshops and master classes, and take greater advantage of the opportunity we have at Wordstock.
It's not fair to lay so much blame on the President of the Foundation. He's a hard working, well intentioned, force of good in the comics community and there's no need to sling mud.
With that in mind, we need assistance. Please - if you have criticisms, ideas, or energy to help move things forward in a positive way, step up and join us to make next year's experience better.
Shannon Wheeler (Secretary)
Kaebel JK Hashitani (President)
Shannon T. Stewart (Finance)
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