The signing went great at Barnes and Nobles last weekend. Lots of fans and cool little kids buying Big and Small. I was able to dash off a few sketches between signings . . .
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
I'm really excited about this signing at Fireside Books (along with the Dr. Sketchy's shindig next week).
If you can make the trip out to the Valley or live in the Valley, this is the signing to make. I'll be signing all three books, then doing what amounts to a show and tell using a bunch of the graphic novels I've collected over the years, including some obscure stuff I've picked up at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco the last two years. I'll also be giving out tips and tricks to creating your own comics and cartoons. Learn something new about comics and art and/or watch me frantically trying to make comics seem relevant to your life.
(Thanks to Jenny for the spectacular handbills)
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Title Wave Books (next to the Tundra Display, natch!)
Monday, January 21, 2008
Tired of being a shut-in, but don't know where to go? Wanted to drink and draw?
Go to a special "Getting to know you" edition of Dr. Sketchys on Friday at Bernies from 5:30 to 7p as part of First Friday. This will be FREE to the public and there will be art supplies to passed around. So there is no reason not to go. I'll be there, sketching away, signing my books, looking famous.
There will be two models, Jill and Leo. The models will be doing a 5 minute pose each then a 5 minute pose of them together then a 5 minute break for the hour and a half.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Hey . . . did you feel that? I just got more famous. If you're in Omaha this week, which I'm not, pick up a copy of the Omaha's City Weekly and read about my fame and charisma in Matt Goodlett's review of the "Very Best of Your Square Life". Reading about me never gets old . . . until it suddenly does. Then it's just a little sad. But I've got a ways to go until that happens. Probably three days or so.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Here's a delightful little Pirate I did for a friend's baby's first communion. What you're missing is a red lace heart my wife made and stitched in. [just added, see above] Kind of like he's holding onto a balloon made of love. Why would a pirate be floating aloft on a love-balloon? Magic! Unicorn fueled magic. Baby's love that stuff.
Sunday, January 06, 2008
My only regret is that my other friend Eddie is now relegated to being Sub-par Eddy or Normal Eddy, at best. Sorry . . . learn some tricks then we'll talk.
Well, the book release party was an amazing success, beyond all expectations. Honestly, I thought it may have devolved to me sitting alone in the middle of deserted cafe, with a lot of shrugs towards my wife and the annoyed barrista.
Despite my lowly set sights, the party became amazing, then got steadily better. If you weren't there, it has now entered the pantheon of really great, historic shows you missed out including: Woodstock, one of those Nirvana sets, and that all-girl band you heard about that played topless somewhere in town, but never did it when you showed up. In short, it will always be one of your life's great regrets. Sorry about that.
The evening started out with Jared Woods playing a song especially written for the occasion three hours earlier. Next up was a surprise appearance by Magic Eddie (more about him in the next post). Lastly, Michael Hotlz belted out a strong set, ending with "Rainbow Connection", a cover of a song originally penned by Kermit the Frog before he sold out in the 80s.
Best of All, I was steadily signing books and meeting fans for the entire length of the shows. So thanks to all my old friends who came out for what has to have become the most awesome night of their lives and thanks to all the fans I met for the first time who turned out in the single digit temperatures.
After this delightful early evening romp, I ended it with a filling meal at Humpies and a home-invasion surprise birthday party, but that's a story for another time.
From the Anchorage News on 1-4-08:
Book releases make 'Your Square Life' not as much so
Squares like us can't wait to flip through Lee Post's collection of losers and deep thoughts in "The Very Best of Your Square Life," but the comic strip wonder from Anchorage wants his book release party to get a bit rowdier than that.
So he invited Jared Woods and Michael Holtz to play music at the Midnight Sun Cafe (245 W. Fifth Ave., midnightsuncafeak.com), formerly Lucky Monkey, from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, when Post will sign books, sell art prints and do sketches for people while mingling with friends and fans.
When asked whether his "Very Best" book really includes the very best of Your Square Life, Post said it represents "the absolute pinnacle of my output over six years, or at least roughly 48 percent of my total output over six years, and that's better than tossing a coin."
As a book release bonus, he hopes to project images of every strip he did for the Anchorage Press, even the forsaken 52 percent that didn't make the cut for his book.
Post has two other books coming out as well -- a children's book called "Alaska: Big and Small" and a puzzle book with 16 original comics and puzzles by Cheryl Kirk called "Lies Told to Alaskan Tourists." The "Very Best of" book is $15, the other two $10.For those who can't make it to the release party, Post will also sign books tonight from 5 to 7 at A Novel View (335 E St., 278-0084). Find out more about the book and these events at yoursquarelife.blogspot.com.
-- Dawnell Smith
Saturday, January 05, 2008
The secret is to correctly guess that everyone is thinking "Awesome!" when you draw a cartoon of them. Another trick is to guess their next thought, which will also be "Awesome!" since you're first guess was so dead-on. Their third thought . . . I think you can see that you can keep this rolling all night.