First days of tour going great! We're learning how to pack the car- and its amazing that we can get the whole show in there. This is the cargo carrier and roof rack we bought with the funds from Indiegogo. So thanks everybody!
It was raining the morning we left, but we had packed the night before- putting our cardboard show in contractor bags.
|Mike Cuccaro and Tom Sarver|
A short drive the next morning to Columbus, where we had a chance to stop along the way for some T'ai Chi at a rest stop. It was nice to take some of the edge off from driving, and we thought our teacher Kariem would be happy to know we're trying to keep up the practice. We arrived at Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (SPACE), where Eamon was sharing a table with friends J.T. Dockery and Mark Rudolph. I took a nap in the hotel lobby for a hot minute, and then got teased by J.T. and Mark for already being beat at the front end of tour! The festival was pretty well attended and we had a chance to catch up with Jeremy Baum, Sean Ford, Matt Kish, John Porcellino, Gabby Schulz and Tom Spurgeon.
|Photo of The Smacks! stolen from Mark Rudolph|
|Shadow Puppet Workshop|
Monday will be my workshops teaching Shadow Puppet basics and a non-screen printing method for making Art Patches to sew on your clothes. I'm looking forward to meeting the teenagers at the Wexner Center's theater program and Ohio Shorts Film Festival.
Tuesday is Detroit! Wednesday is Chicago!
I also just saw this interview of Eamon Espey by Daria Tessler for Gridlords in Portland! We'll be there toward the end of the month for Stumptown!
|Caitlin McGurk's Kitchen Table|