Sunday, November 14, 2004

More Special Guests!

Shannon Wheeler, creator of Too Much Coffee Man, lived in Austin, Texas from '89-'99 during which time he wrote, drew and stapled 12,000 TMCM mini comics before self-publishing his own full sized comic books. One of the only people to have self published full color comics, he now lives in Portland, Oregon where he publishes Too Much Coffee Man magazine. Shannon will appear at STAPLE! courtesy of sponsor Austin Books.

Barbara Lien-Cooper, writer of GUN STREET GIRL at and one of the original founders of Sequential Tart, is currently co-columnist at and managing editrix of the 2004 Eisner award-winning print magazine COMIC BOOK ARTIST. Named by Mark Millar as one of the three most promising new talents in the next wave of comics writing, Barbara will be exhibiting her works at STAPLE! and joining Lea Hernandez and Aaron Romo on the STAPLE! Webcomics Panel.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

New Flyer!

Want to help promote STAPLE? Download the new flyer and distribute it to your local comic shops, bookstores and all the other cool places in your town!

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Special Guest Confirmed!

Lea Hernandez, 2004 Lulu of the Year editor of; multiple Eisner-nominated creator of Rumble Girls, Texas Steampunk, Killer Princesses (with Gail Simone), and artist of Hardy Boys, will appear at STAPLE! to conduct a panel discussion and meet the public! Come join us in welcoming Lea to Austin and STAPLE!

Sunday, October 10, 2004


Comic Book Resources' very own Comic Pimp James Sime has endorsed STAPLE! 'Austin is hands-down one of America's hippest cities; jam-packed with youth, culture, art and music. What better place to establish the front line for cutting edge comics culture?'

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Get Reviewed!!!

Randy Lander of has generously and enthusiastically agreed to review comics exhibited at STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo. Bring extra copies of your work to give him at the show and he'll post a review of at least one of them on his well-known and influential comics review website. This offer is only for folks who sign up to exhibit so don't miss out!

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Monday, September 20, 2004

Date and location set

The first Staple Expo will be held on March 5, 2005 in Austin, TX! Here is the date and location:

Saturday, March 5, 2005
10 AM - 6 PM
Elks Lodge BPOE #201
700 Dawson Road
Austin, TX