WWK Book Release Party - The Music!

I am pleased to officially announce the music line-up for the Wonka Wonka Kochalka book release party on Friday, March 30th at the Wild Goose Creative! The party kicks off at 7pm and the live music entertainment begins at 9pm. I am soooo fortunate that three out of the four acts actually appear/are referenced in the book itself!

01 WWK [small] - Copy.tifElijah Aaron & The Saturday Giant appear on the “Folkadelic” sign outside Wild Goose Creative on page 1


Here’s a great example of Elijah Aaron’s style, performing "Give it Soul" in the snow (in C-Bus!). http://www.youtube.com/user/eliguy/v




TSG performing “The Times They Are Up” at Rumba Café :) from the album, “You've Heard of Dragons” http://thesaturdaygiant.bandcamp.com/album/youve-heard-of-dragons


“When Death Comes” is from the 5-track EP of the same name. You can view the kick-ass video here and buy the album here.


and 10 WWK [small] - Copy.tif Jason Quicksall actually performs his song, “Comic Book” on page 10 of the Wonka Wonka Kochalka book itself.

Jason Quicksall performing “Comic Book” at Rumba Café. How much more meta can one comic book be??? Jeez.












Here’s The Salty Caramels’ video of their “signature” song about C-Bus’s premier Ice Cream Shop- Jeni’s

Rounding out the evening’s entertainment will be Bree Frick and Molly Winters (which are 2/3 of The Salty Caramels). They’ll be playing under the name The PSYCHOTIC BLONDES. 

I’m determined to include these girls in a future chapter of Blink, so stay tuned!

If you missed it

Here's the  link to the hour and twelve minute long mp3 of my appearance on Allen Freeman's SLAM BANG MEDIA podcast show.   Oh wow... I just now realized that I am now featured in the iTunes store!  Woo!

A couple of my friends (and a few people I don't know) listened to the show live and two friends shared their thoughts on what I blathered on about.  If I can get a few more replies from other listeners/readers, I think that might encourage me enough to write a post-podcast entry to post here.

The Phone Lines Are Now Open


I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been away for a little while.

I’ve been on a self-imposed exile, in fact.  It’s what I do when I’m not feeling “up to snuff.”  (It’s not the first time and it probably won’t be the last.)  Some people say that “Misery Loves Company” but not me, thankyouverymuch. I’ve been avoiding company since about August or so.  No website postings, no Facebook updates, no phone calls, and (maybe worst of all) no Blink! …Just work, sleep and eat (and TV) for the past few months.  Well, as of this past Monday, I am no longer denying myself the pleasures of social interaction.

In fact, to celebrate my return to the land of the living, on December 5th (that’s tomorrow!), I’ll be the guest on Allen Freeman’s podcast/live call-in show SLAM BANG MEDIA hosted on the TalkShoe website.  So, if you’re not doing anything important at 5pm EST (2pm PST), you can listen in to the show LIVE and – if you’re so inclined, you can even call (724) 444-7444 and be a part of the show.

Allen Freeman has been a big part of small press for years and years.  He’s been publishing the SLAM BANG “Explosive Comic Anthology” through his Fanatic Press since the mid 80’s.  (Allen’s also been professionally producing commercial art for brochures, biz cards, billboards, TV, newspapers, comics, gaming cards, magazines, video games, web sites, and more! *whew!*)  I met Allen back in the 90’s when I was drawing Nik Dirga’s Amoeba Adventures and attending lots of little conventions to promote the book in Southern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Kentucky.  Allen was living in Kentucky at the time (he’s in California now) and I remember being blown away by the book that he was promoting at the time, Morgana X.

I’ll be contributing a short piece to the 2011 edition of Slam Bang (it’s a robot-themed issue!) and if you’re a creative type with a robot yarn you have to share, email Allen (fanaticpress@yahoo.com) and let him know!  (Contributors FAQ can be found here.)


Check it out: you can listen to the November 7th episode where Allen interviews cover artist Terry Pavlet.