harold the cryptodire and other sundays

harold the cryptodire

you’re looking at our favorite proto-turtle, obviously.

girlcate and i went to visit (and christen) harold the cryptodire [ above ], and also this fine duck, at the american museum of natural history, the closest thing we have to a graveyard for lost species, the least inappropriate place to pay our respects. Intent as we are, with our twitter feeds and flickr streams and readerless blogs and 720p-video-capturing telephones, on preserving every last detail of our idiotic little lives, we don’t seem to have much time left over to preserve any trace of our neighbors. i can only hope we turn out, in retrospect, to have been a lot more interesting and valuable than it appears we are.

those of you who made it out to mecaf last month may have noticed we didn’t. we’re sorry we missed you. you especially, maine.

we found ourselves on something of a roll, and didn’t want to take the time away from drawing. the good news is there may well be some new work to take on the road this fall. we’ll be hitting three shows in as many states in the period of a month for our…

2011 bi-coastal autumnal
wandering haystack comicstravaganza tour

or whatever.

SPX flyer by Craig Thompson

first, we’re headed down to d.c. with chicago’s neil “sock-monster” brideau and portland, oregon’s matt “the matter” ocasio, both of whom, i have it on good authority, will be debuting awesome new books. but it’s a secret, so don’t tell anybody:

saturday & sunday,
september 10th & 11th, 2011

11 a.m. – 7 p.m. & noon – 6 p.m., respectively
bethesda north marriot convention center
5701 marinelli road
bethesda, md 20852

two weeks later we’ll be making our first trip to boston in many years for the second edition of last year’s joyously-received massachusetts independent comics expo (as represented here by jason viola‘s masterfully minimal flyer):

MICE flyer by Jason Viola

saturday, september 24th, 2011
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

and the week after that, we’re headed back to san francisco (with northern california native girlcate in tow) for the always-overwhelming alternative press expo. i’ll be tabling with prodigal bay area daughter l.a. haenes, who’ll be offering her readers a choice between p.g. and triple-x adaptations of classic russian literature (not to mention “pornoscrabble,” my unfamiliarity with which does not diminish my eagerness to play), and hopefully in the general vicinity of josh shalek, reid psaltis, and who can get enough of matt ocasio?

saturday & sunday, october 1st & 2nd, 2011
The Concourse
635 8th Street
San Francisco

in summation: good friends, good times, and suitcase full of whatever this turns out to be:

old town primary inks


  1. Julie B says:

    Maine is sad. Still.

  2. Julie B says:

    Also, we could have given you things on a roll, crustaceans, etc., to make up for your having to deal with a small break in your own roll.