The Last Copy of my Mini-comic

I was at Happy Harbor Comics yesterday, checking out the new location and cleaning out my file, when I wandered by the local-creator section and saw this:

The last copy of my mini-comic Laleeloo
The last copy of my mini-comic, Laleeloo

…the last copy of my mini-comic, Laleeloo.

It’s probably been sitting there for, what, two years now? Three years? God bless you, Jay, for using up valuable display space for my little comic!

What is IN that mini-comic that makes it such a popular purchase?

  1. A comic about a bōsōzoku boy who ate too much cheese
  2. Subversive Animal Crossing 4-koma comics involving a stalker anteater
  3. Other random comics. (C’mon, it’s been a few years since I last read through it!)

So, how about this… if you buy the very last, first edition, probably never gonna be made into a physical copy again, copy of Laleeloo from Happy Harbor, tweet me a photo of you with it and I’ll draw you a picture of a character of your choosing as thanks.

Let’s help Jay out and clear a spot on his shelf for another local creator’s work!

As always you can follow me on twitter @tammalee or on tammalee.tumblr.com.

The Last Copy of my Mini-comic

Captain America Print

Last night I attended a collograph printmaking class at the Alberta Art Gallery. (Why did I think it was a ‘colloidal’ printmaking class?)

We were given a piece of corrugated cardboard to use as a base then we were turned loose on a variety of craft supplies to make our template. Not feeling like I was in a ‘fine art’ mood I decided to make a Captain America print.

Captain America Print Template
My beautiful template

SCOFF ALL YOU LIKE! This was a shining beacon of inspiration! Do you see how I used a piece of zipper to make his mouth? Because it has teeth? Riiiiight?

I only had time to make one print and, unfortunately, one print wasn’t enough to develop any real skill with applying ink. BUT I STILL LOVE MY MONSTROUS CREATION!

Captain America Print
THIS COULD HANG IN THE LOUVRE!!!

Yes, I know the ink is red. The red reflects my impatience and how I didn’t want to wait in line for blue. According to the amateur art critics I ran into on the LRT red was ENTIRELY wrong for a Captain America print.

  • First guy: Why is it red?
  • Me: It was the only colour available.
  • First guy: It shouldn’t be red. It should be… green. Like my bicycle. *points*
  • Me: Ah, yes, that would have been nice, too.
  • Second guy: Green?! It should’ve been BLUE!
  • Me: *quietly withdraws from the conversation before it gets fanboy-nasty*

It seems to me Captain America’s colours are: red, white, AND blue so the red is still appropriate. Does red still work for Captain StickUpHisBum or does it make him look like he took a bath in the blood of his enemies?

What do you think?
Let me know in the comments below or catch me on twitter @tammalee

PS: This is a note I wrote myself. It was supposed to remind me to loan a game to a coworker. It worked.

Zelda Reminder
This is the future of note-taking!
Captain America Print