SPACE recap – Part 4

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Ryan Claytor

(I’m going to do my SPACE recap in random posts throughout the next few days, as well as show art from some of the cool people I met there. Please click on it and visit their websites.)


Since SPACE is now a week-old distant memory, it’s time to wrap up my recap with some tidbits:

• Since I live in a small town without a bookstore, I asked my friend Jenny if there was a cool one we could go to in Columbus. We went to Half Price Books. This is the kind of economic model I like: spend money and get twice as much. (Notice that I didn’t say,” Pick out the books you want and pay half as much.”). Yep, I spent a lot there. Here’s what I got, in no particular order and from memory (since it’s a big heavy bag of books, it’s downstairs and I have a bad back.) Frank Miller’s Ronin, a James Sturm book, couple issues of Mome, Tank Girl, Anthology of Graphic Fiction, a collection of Stan and Jan Berenstain’s non-bear cartoons, a DVD of Flash Gordon movie serials and probably a few things I’ve forgotten

• I proved my unmanliness at dinner when Jenny pointed out that Payton Manning was sitting a couple of tables over. I know the Payton Manning is some sort of football guy, but you could point out any person short of a 12-year-old girl, tell me it is Payton Manning and I’d have to agree. Luckily, Jenny’s boyfriend Chris was the same way. Because of our collective lack of testosterone, Jenny had to call one of her “real man” friends who would appreciate such an occurrence.

• On Sunday night we watched my Flash Gordon DVD and another movie Jenny had that no one else would watch with her – “Comicbook-The Movie.” (Straight to DVD, directed my Mark Hamill, filmed mostly at the San Deigo ComiCon, starring a load of cartoon voice talent.) Y’know, how one’s interest in certain subject matter can carry one through a piece of entertainment more so than “regular folk”? That didn’t happen here.

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6 Responses to “SPACE recap – Part 4”

  1. Frank Says:

    John – no shame in not recognizing an NFL celeb, but you really dissed the guy with the first name misspell. It’s P-E-yton, not P-A-yton. However, there was a famous Walter P-A-yton of the Chicago Bears, but that’s anothe era. I doubt P-E-yton or P-Ayton would have mis-spelled “John”, but there’s always “Jon” … as in Voight-a-leski.

  2. KOVALESKI Says:

    More proof of my less-than-real-manliness.

  3. Ryan Claytor Says:

    Thanks for the link, John. Great meeting you! Where will you be at San Diego Comic Con International? Small Press? I’m @ K7. (http://www.elephanteater.com/news_pages/2009/050109.html) Hope you can swing by.

  4. KOVALESKI Says:

    My pleasure, Ryan. Great to meet you too. At Comic Con I’ll be manning the National Cartoonists Society table for part of the time when not walking around amazed/elated/horrified. (It’ll be my first time at Comic Con.) I’ve got a table at SPX and I’ll be at MoCCA in some fashion. Let’s try to meet up.

  5. Ryan Claytor Says:

    Indeed. Well, I should be chained to my table all weekend, so I’ll be easy to find. Have a great time, especially if this is your first go-round. Prepare to be overwhelmed! :)

  6. KOVALESKI Says:

    Words will probably escape me.

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