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Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Longest Day Festival

Eli and Whitman rumbled down the mountain like distant thunder rolling in for a summer afternoon storm. Every year on the summer solstice, as the life giving sun sits high on its northern throne, Thursday City holds the Longest Day Festival. The highlight of the festival is the popcorn shrimp eating contest followed by the Pick-Off. The Pick-Off is a musical contest in which bands compete in any genre of instrumental music for Thursday City supremacy. There are three expert judges, honored guests and/or celebrities, and the crowd’s vote counts for 25% of the total. Every year either Eli or Whitman has won the popcorn shrimp eating contest, and they have won the Pick-Off for the past four years with their band “Cotton Gin.” There are no contenders expected to challenge the eating reign, but with Gracey Kallifracks back in town the city is buzzing with excitement in regards to the Pick-Off.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wonder of Wonders

We must be vigorously rigorous, if we are rigorous at all. Otherwise our rigor is the death of our vigor, rigor mortis.

Thomazen is here to invigorate.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

the Moth or the Flame: Release Party

The Moth or the Flame book release party on Sunday night at Desert Island was considered a success by Jehovah and Gracey Kallifracks. The doors opened at 6 and there were already people waiting outside to get in. I hadn’t even had a moment to catch my breath before people were filling up the store and I was signing books. I don’t know what I expected, but it was semi-shocking to see people lined up for an autographed copy.

Since it was Mother’s Day my mother acted as Surrogate Mom for all the people at the party, so no one had to go without a hug from momma. And after 2 hours of chatting, signing and communing we had Tall Tale Time with Jehosephat Sunrays. I emceed and told the first story, and eight others told stories while everyone relaxed on blankets and ate s’mores brownies with beer. Mmmm… delicious and delightful.

I can’t even begin to express just how grateful I felt for the love and support that was shown. There was so much warmth, love, and energy given to me that I do not know how to repay it. Thanks to all that came out, and if you missed it I hope to see you next time. Or you can make up for it by ordering a book!

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Desert Island

Big news!!! “the Moth or the Flame” is printed and I am having a book release party on Sunday May 11th! The party will be graciously hosted by Desert Island, the hottest new comic book store in Brooklyn (in North America really), which is located at 540 Metropolitan Ave. Visit their website here: The event will be from 6pm to 9pm and there will be beer, vittles, and great company. The book is hardback, will cost a measly fifteen simoleons, and I will sign any copies one wishes to be signed. Tell your friends and bring everyone along.

The proprietor of Desert Island, Gabriel, and I screen printed posters for the event this weekend. This is what it looks like:

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