Monday, September 15, 2003

say goodnight gracie

You know, you can now play Five Card Nancy on the web, with classic Ernie Bushmiller Nancy Strips.

Really and truly, Five Card Nancy should be played late at night with bits of paper and several players and a bunch of people around kibbitzing. But if you have to play it alone... will explain all.


And Pam Noles was my escort at San Diego. She made sure that I got from place to place on time. She made sure I ate, and told people that, no, I couldn't sign for them but I was doing a signing upstairs, and all that. At one point she even let me know that I'd gone sort of sheet white and had stopped making sense, and that she'd let the people I was meant to be eating with know I'd not be there, while I slept for an hour instead.

This means that when Pam asked if I'd do a favour for her, and plug a convention she's helping to organise, I was happy to say yes:


�It�s a comic show focusing on the more artistically unique voice this particularly small world has to offer. Not comics for the sake of pitching a movie, or getting an art show. It�s a celebration of the one person comic, the hand made aspect, the guerilla feel.�

WHAT: super*MARKET: The Independent Comic Arts Festival
WHEN: Nov. 7-9, 2003
Friday, Nov. 7: 6:30 p.m.-10:30p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 9: Noon-5 p.m.
WHERE: Ackerman Grand Ballroom, located inside the Ackerman Union. 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles.
COST: $2 per day general admission, free with UCLA student identification. Friday night�s screening and talk is free, but tickets must be secured in advance.
TICKETS: Festival tickets sold at the door. Film tickets can be picked up at UCLA Campus Events, 319 Kerckhoff Hall, 308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, 90024, soon.

For updates, keep an eye on the UCLA Campus Events Commission Website!

You�ll want to bookmark that address and keep checking in for soon to be released details about participants and programs so fabulous, it�s killing us not to tell you all about them right now!

(Keep an eye out for a nifty press kit silk screened by artist Martin Cendreda, and collectible posters created by artists Jordan Crane, Sammy Harkham and John Pham!)


Does super*MARKET sound like your sort of scene? Consider bringing your creations to the festival. We have a room for 90 tables in the spacious and lovely Ackerman Grand Ballroom, which comes complete with a food court mere steps away in the Ackerman Union.

Table rates are $100 for two days, with an electricity drop for $8 extra. Tables are 8� long, with two chairs and a tablecloth provided. Tables do not include backing.

For a table application, contact Jessica Gao, UCLA Campus Events Commission,


I couldn' t get the link to work, though. But maybe it's a Sunday night sort of thing. {edit -- thanks for the people who pointed out the typo in it]