August 2013


I’ve been missing the East Coast for a bit now. But there’s a few great events coming up that I’m gonna be participating in. Hopefully that’ll satisfy me for a good bit.

The first is SPX happening Sept 14th and 15th in Bethesda, MD.

The second is the National Book Festival in DC on the National Mall. I’ll be speaking Sunday Sept 22nd. Here’s the link for my talk and signing if you wanna check it out: http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/author/fred_chao

And, of course, I’m gonna try and sneak in a few days in NYC if I can.

Also, here’s a pic I did for my friend Will. He and his wife had their first anniversary, this was the present he gave her. I was happy to be a part of it.

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Some years ago, I got into a conversation with Adam WarRock. We talked about possibly working on something together, but of course, life gets busy. Anyway, WarRock recently put together this song as part of a donation drive.

 

I had some time so I decided to use this as inspiration for a poster.

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The cool part is that, because of this, WarRock decided to give the song as a free download. So if anyone likes the song, they can get it at this link: Stark Industries. I like when nice things lead to more nice things.

I had heard WarRock some years ago. I enjoy his songs as a fan of comics and hip-hop. Though really, the first song of his that got me was Ira Glass. I’m a huge NPR nerd. Anyway, even if the Stark Industries song didn’t hit you, I’d say give this Ira Glass song a listen, it’s good stuff: Ira Glass

(Message to Dave Wachter: I know, I know. This American Life is PRI, not NPR. Bite me.)

Also, for those that are curious about how Alison and Her Rainy Day Robot is going, I’m starting to get it into a couple stores. Rock! So for those in the Bay Area or Portland, Oregon, you can find copies at:

Fantastic Comics in Berkeley, Book Passage in Corte Madera, Floating World Comics in Portland, and LandPDX in Portland. And of course, you can order copies through DCBService.

I’m still working on getting the books out there, and a few should be coming to some NYC shops soon. I’ll keep you updated. Thank you all so so much for your support.

Can’t believe I never posted about this one. Things had just been so nuts. But here’s a fun little project I did. It’s a Princess Bride T-Shirt. The company TeeMinus24 puts it out. Here’s a pic of the shirt.

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If you’re interested in checking it out more, here’s the link: http://shop.teeminus24.com/As-You-Wish-00194.htm;jsessionid=6EDAD737BB5B72FF5B15CCFC079FD418.m1plqscsfapp03

If anyone wants a copy of the Alison and Her Rainy Day Robot children’s comic, the Discount Comic Book Service is now carrying it for cheap. Here’s the link:

https://www.dcbservice.com/category.aspx?id=6&pid=415899