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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Here are the front and back covers for the next Ho12, due out this September at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD. The cover is by Kevin Colden and Miss Lasko-Gross.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
House of Twelve did decent financially; better then last year, not as good as the year before. Kinda average, which is fine.As you may have read by now, the 69th Regiment Armory is a 105 year old fortress with a wonderful huge open space, decent latrines and meeting rooms, three rocket launchers on display and NO FUCKING AIR CONDITIONING. The main gripe about MoCCA's Puck building past was how people would avoid going up to the 7th floor area because it was so dreadfully hot . Why they would choose a new venue that "solved" the problem by making everyone melt is beyond me. You haven't smelled the Earth until you've inhaled the funk of 1200 sweaty fat fucks, 10 tons of ink and paper and 100 years of military men with each breath.
So obviously, the lack of any AC is my biggest gripe (also maybe more then 1 garbage can for the entire hall would have been a good idea), but a close second is the announcement of next year's table prices; $400 a table. And that's the early bird price, making the regular price, what? $500?
For many of MoCCA's most ardent, core audience it's the self-published comic, or mini or zine or hand crafted silk-screened one-off that makes the show special. How are those people supposed to make the table cost back? Or even close? For much of the room 'making table' is considered a success. At $300 it's doable only if you huckster your ass off for 2 days, but $400-500? There's no way. No one is ever going to make 400 beans selling a $.50 mini. They are cutting out the very people who made the show what it is. And that's a shame.
If I'm not mistaken, MoCCA 2010 is now the most expensive 'small press' show in the country... during the greatest economic nightmare in three generations... with print comics sales losing ground to web comics day by day... with no AC... and one garbage can...
Way to go MoCCA, stay classy.
photos by Jenny Gonzalez
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
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Monday, April 27, 2009
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Hooolee! Everyone is talking about the March Ho12 Comic Jam! From sports super-star SHAQ to Pickle_Dick66 (secretly FRANK MILLER!)! Isn't it about time you came on out to one?
The Ho12 Comic Jam
Jack Demsey's Pub
36 West 33rd St., in the basement
7 p.m. to 11ish
So yes, I've gone and joined Twitter. Now you can follow not only the goings on of Team 12 here on the blog, or on the Facebook page, but now you can follow the day to day — no, minute to minute — goings on of ME! Good'ole wonderful ME!!! What could be better then that!?! Nothing, I say.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
That there is me (from High School) they are looking at in that last picture. It's pretty sweet!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
So last week's Ho12 Comic Jam was another rousing success. If we keep having nights like these I am going to have to actually start putting thought into this, which after 7 years seems silly. I gotta hand it to the old facebook, I just signed up for it 2 months ago and it's already been responsible for rustlin' back several long lost contributors and bringing in three new guys. Seems my little recruitment plan has worked, let's hope it keeps up.
We are still having issues with getting the basement reserved every month, I really need to talk to Vinne, the manager of Demsey's, about that, I know in the past the relocation to the upstairs has caused at least one person to miss the event, I really don't want that to happen again.
Kevin and Miss seem to have rocked out at the NYCC this past weekend, good on them. Check out Kevin's blog listed on the bottom right of this page. It's twitery.
Seems all our convention appearances are coming together all at once, I will have post later this week going over it all.
Off to kill zombies with friends.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Yes ladies and gents, that's me, Cheese, right there on the motherfucking moon, planting the Ho12 flag into its crunchy, chocolate shell. I made this trip (at great personal expense) for the sole purpose of telling you about this month's House of Twelve Comic Jam at Jack Demsey's Pub (36 W. 33rd Street, in the basement) next Thursday night at 7 p.m. So please, come on by and share your love with the homely, misshapen comic book peoples and while your there, why not draw a penis joke in their dog-eared, little books? I mean, shit, I went all the way to the goddamn Moon to invite you, you can at least come to midtown and have a beer.
The Ho12 Monthly Comic Jam
Jack Demsey's Pub
36 W. 33rd Street, in the basement
7 p.m. - 11ish
for slightly more info: www.houseoftwelve.com/jam
Also check us out on Facebook: The Ho12 Jam page
Friday, January 9, 2009
One of my favorite parts of the evening was when Miss asked for her check.
Don't let anyone tell you comics are a dudes only medium, see she's labeled even!
I only wonder what mine said, after the 8 (at least) beers I had, I don't remember looking.
Next Jam is Feb. 5, 7 pm at Demsey's more details to come as they are available.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Miss and Kevin let Mr. Phil and Charlito (and through them and their awesome podcast, Indie Spinner Rack, all of us) into their home and feed them donuts and comics. It's a good'un (although they coulda mentioned Ho12 more then .3 seconds at the end, grumble, grumble).