Monday, December 11, 2006

Registration closed

Exhibitor tables have sold out! Staple is 3 years old and every year we have seen the interest grow. We have a partial list here and will be updating the rest soon.

If you didn't register early enough this year, there may be others who are willing to share their table with you. Try posting to the community forums.

And a reminder to attendees -- there's no need to register in advance. Just show up Saturday morning March 3rd ready to meet some great independent artists. $5 at the door.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Exhibitor space almost full

Tables are selling even faster than we expected. We have already sold out of our original space, so we added an additional room to accommodate more exhibitors. If you'd like to show and sell your work at Staple, please register soon because there are only a few spots left.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

New content up

If you haven't had a chance to check out the featured articles section of the site recently, we've posted Quick Question interviews with Bryan O'Malley and Hope Larson there. Enjoy!

And a reminder for our exhibitors: Don't forget to send in your registration form soon. Space is limited, and half tables start at just 30 bucks through the end of the year.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Registration open

The date is set for STAPLE! 2007: March 3rd, 2007 in Austin, TX. Exhibitor registration is open! We are also happy to announce that Dean Haspiel will be a special guest at the show.

Curious about what last year looked like? New pictures are online now.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

2007 planning

Planning is underway for our third show in March of 2007. We will announce the date and open registration for exhibitors as soon as the details are finalized. Thanks for making last year's show a success!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Live Art Show 2!!!

The STAPLE! afterparty/live art show was so awesome that we're doing it again!

Jim Mahfood is coming back AND we'll also be featuring four local artists as well. Table Manners Crew will once again provide the grooves.

It's Saturday May 13th at Club Deville, 900 Red River. Don't miss it!

View flyer

Sunday, March 5, 2006

Before I slip into a coma...

There are many, many people I want to thank for making STAPLE! '06 the phenominal success it turned out to be.

The STAPLE! Commission: Gary Bartos, Manton Reece, Randy Lander, Nate Southard, John Thornton, Justin Humphries, and Robyn Anderson. You made it happen once again.

Our sponsor Austin Books & Comics - THE best comics shop in America.

Our wonderful guest, the erudite and entertaining Tony Millionaire.

The coolest kids in comics, Jim Mahfood and Dave Crosland - you guys just amaze me!

The suave Keith Knight for his terrific slideshow.

Our Xeric winning panelists, the delightful Emily Benz and Summer McClinton and those funky dance machines Alex Cahill and Michael LaRiccia.

My good friend Toby Craig for pimping STAPLE! in Houston and bringing the DIY knowledge.

The Fiction Circus - wow, just wow! (I still think y'all are awesome, but next time please bring someone to sweep up after the elephant).

And more: Jessie Garza of Viper Comics for the assist w/ the programs. Billy at Obsolete Inc. for the sweet t-shirts. Scott Hinze of Fanboy Radio for coming through again. The Ritz for hosting a killer live art event. DJs Digg, LD and Eddie Campos for bringing the jams.

Special, special thanks to ALL our fantastic 2006 exhibitors. STAPLE! is all about YOU.

And super extra special thanks to everyone who attended this year and made this the biggest and best STAPLE! so far. You rock my world.

Anyone who missed it, suck.

If I've forgotten anyone, please accept my apologies. Uncle Staple is very, very tired. He's going to sleep now. Nighty-night.

Friday, March 3, 2006


STAPLE! 2006 is tomorrow, 10am - 6pm. We've put together a new map showing the location of the pre-party at Austin Books (tonight!), the main show tomorrow, and the after-party art show at the Ritz Saturday night. View weekend map (PDF, 550K)

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Schedule is online

We've posted the complete schedule online, including panel times and information on our pre-party and after-party live art show. See you in Austin this weekend!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Eric Kim and Rafael Navarro

We've just posted two Quick Questions to the articles section of the site, featuring Eric Kim and Rafael Navarro.

STAPLE! is just 9 days away! See you in Austin next Saturday.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Forum back up

Manton, that ton of a man, has fixed our forum. Take that you hooligans!


Forum down

Some miserable piece of human excrement has hacked our forum. It is currently down. We will get it running again as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day from

We'd LOVE to see you at the show!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Uncle Staple Interviewed!

That's right! Yours truly, Chris 'Uncle Staple' Nicholas, founder of STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo, was recently interviewed by Drew Edwards, creator of Halloween Man, for a column at Silver Bullet Comicbooks!

Go here:

and see how I weigh in on such weighty topics as comic books, and , uh, more comic books!

Friday, February 3, 2006

STAPLE! February Update!

Keith Knight!

Award-winning San Francisco cartoonist and rapper Keith Knight will be appearing at STAPLE! 2006! Most famous as the creator of the K Chronicles and (th)ink, he has published five comic-strip collections, including his latest, "The Passion of the Keef". Keith will be presenting a slideshow at STAPLE! entitled:
"Keith Knight: The "Other" Black Cartoonist" Check out his website and come see him at the show!

Sold out!

Exhibitor tables for STAPLE! 2006 have sold out! We've got more than 50 creators signed up to show you their stuff ' this is going to be an awesome show! Do not miss it!!!

More Quick Questions!

Our latest interviewee is Phil Hester, artist on DC's Green Arrow and Nightwing and creator of indy gems like Deep Sleeper and The Coffin, among many other

Help Promote STAPLE!

You too can help get out the word about STAPLE! Download this flyer and distribute it in your area.

Traveling to the show? Need a place to stay? We've got a very reasonable hotel deal in place. Check the message board for