Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Kaz's Mour Ning Star

On his website, Kazimir Strzepek describes Mour Ning Star, "Eisner nominated and Ignatz award losing post-apocalyptic adventure comic...." Well, I liked it Kaz and thought you should of won.

To see more of the self-deprecating Seattlite's work visit his webpage: www.scubotch.com

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Cheapest S.O.B.'s

Are your grandparents "frugal"? If they are, you should check out Kelly Froh's "The Cheapest S.O.B.'s". Her grandparents give new meaning to the phrase penny pinchers. The Snoopy lawn ornaments her grandfather made from empty milk jugs and gave as gifts were hilarious.

Kelly said her grandfather would probably siphen gas from a scooter before taking it for a joy ride. Scooterists, you've been warned.

Visit Kelly and see more of her work at: www.scubotch.com

Sarah Oleksyk's Scooter

Sarah's table was packed during most of Stumptown comicfest, but she did manage to fit in a quick scooter sketch for me. She also told me her boyfriend had a scooter, but it was stolen and hasn't gotten another one. :-(

Be sure to check out her great scooter boy illustration on her website: www.saraholeksyk.com

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

E.T. Scoot Home

As a child Aaron Mew had a fear of E.T. and as an adult he has turned that childhood fear into a comic called, Turn Off Your Heart Light. I liked it so much I picked up a copy during the comicfest.
For my sketch, Aaron drew E.T. attempting to ride a scooter. Since the extra terrestrial's small of stature, he may want to consider a Vespa smallframe or using a lower seat.

Visit Aaron at: www.scubotch.com

Scooter by Dragon

Dragon Green was in town during Stumptown Comicfest and did a sketch of a scooter she used to own. She talked fondly of driving around on it in San Francisco and mentioned that some of the local S.F. scooterists may remember this one of a kind dragon themed scooter!

Check out her cool website: www.skullyflower.com

Thursday, November 15, 2007

So...How Do You Really Feel?

In the current issue of Kickstart, I talked with Jeff Lillie about his 1995 scooter zine, PDX Scooter Rider. Due to space issues I wasn't able to include this marvelous letter he received from "Ed", who had very strong opinions on scooters and Jeff's zine. Whether or not you are a fan of scooters, enjoy one of the best letters to the editor I've seen in a long time.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Kickstart # 7

Here it is, our seventh Kickstart! This amazing cover was done by the very talented Noah Pfarr (www.noahillustration.com). I didn't know what he had in mind, but knew it would be good. There are tons of great details in his illustration. Look for the OSC ride poster in the doorway and other little touches.

# 7 is packed full of great stories like the Puddle Cutters cover story, a Dave Gibbons Q + A, Holiday in Havana, Amerivespa Seattle report, India Story Part II, a Devo centerfold, and we even have our first Kickstart staff photo! And if you can believe it, we have even more jam packed inside.

Thanks to all who helped make this one of our best issues yet!

Be sure to pick up a copy at your local PDX scooter shop. Or you can get one by becoming an OSC member.