Friday, December 4, 2009

Tables almost gone (and Facebook)

STAPLE! 2010 is still 3 months away but tables are about to sell out! If you want to exhibit at the show, get over to the registration page and sign up.

And for exhibitors and guests alike, check out our new Facebook page and RSVP for the event. Thanks!

Monday, October 5, 2009

2010 date

We are gearing up for STAPLE! 2010. It will be held on March 6th, 2010 at the Monarch Event Center. Guests will be announced soon! Stay tuned.

We've also got the audio for last year's sessions ready to go. Subscribe to the podcast to get the new episodes as soon as they are posted.

Thanks for all your support. 2010 is going to be a great year.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Last minute addition!

Leo McGovern, publisher of New Orleans's Antigravity Magazine ( and author of the webcomic Firesquito ( will be joining the 'Self-Gratification: The Joys of Independence in Multiple Mediums' discussion panel to talk about his long and storied history as a self-publisher! 1:30pm in the Theater!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Stan Sakai interview

Our new interview with Stan Sakai is now up in the podcast section. Stan is the creator of Usagi Yojimbo and a featured guest at STAPLE! 2009 — only 4 days away!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Onstad and Podcasts and Programming at STAPLE! Oh, my!

In a last minute guest addition, Chris Onstad, creator of Achewood will be joining us for STAPLE! 2009! Chris came through town in December and really liked Austin and our world famous BBQ and we're very excited to have him back for the show.


The triumphant return of the STAPLE! Podcast starts now with two brand new episodes!

Randy Lander of Rogue's Gallery Comics and Games interviews Chris Staros of Top Shelf Productions about small press, upcoming books from Top Shelf, and exhibiting at STAPLE! then talks to special guest Jeffrey Brown about his books "Clumsy", the "Incredible Change-Bots", and more.

Upcoming episodes include interviews with Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); indie RPG publishers Luke Crane Paul Czege, and Danielle Lewon; and webcomics artist Mitch Clem! Listen to all these and more at the Podcast Page or subscribe in iTunes! Recording services provided by Dial-a-Stranger


We've got lots of great programming lined up for the 2009 show! We'll be kicking things off with:

'Comics and Comics: A performance by ColdTowne Theater'! The New Movement is Austin's latest improv and sketch comedy training center. Their instructors have performed all over the country, learned from the best, and have trained hundreds of writers, actors, comedians, and filmmakers. The New Movement approach is designed to ease the performer into improv by finding the truth in comedy at the top of the scene. New classes scheduled all the time! For more information email them at

'Self-Gratification: The Joys of Independence in Multiple Mediums' featuring Zachary Kent (Dial-A-Stranger), Paul Czege (Half Meme Press), Will Terrell (Push Button Publishing) A discussion of why we love self-publishing, what it does for us and what it adds to the consumption of media as a whole.

Q&A sessions with Guests of Honor Stan Sakai and Jeffrey Brown!


And the fun doesn't start or stop there! Be sure to join us on Friday, March 6th at Austin Books and Comics, 5002 N. Lamar Blvd. for our pre-Expo Meet and Greet! Free refreshments and a casual atmosphere in which to meet all your favorite STAPLE! people!

And after STAPLE! come by Red7, E. 7th Street just WEST of I-35, for the After Party and Live Art Show! There'll be killer DJ's, a performance by nerdcore hip-hop artist Terp2it, and a chance to pick up some awesome pieces of unique and original art, while benefiting local community radio station KOOP! What more could anyone ask for?!?

STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo is the Southwest's premier event for independently produced comics, zines, art, animation, games, crafts and more! The FIFTH annual show will be held on Saturday March 7th, 11am-7pm, at the Monarch Event Center, 6406 North IH-35 Suite 3100, in Austin, Texas. Admission is still only $5.00!

And if you'd like to help promote the show go to PROMOTE to grab a STAPLE! web button.

Hope to see you there!

Chris 'Uncle Staple' Nicholas

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Jeffrey Brown at STAPLE!

We are pleased to announce the appearance of indie comics icon Jeffrey Brown at STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo!

Jeffrey Brown is the author of nearly a dozen graphic novels. He's best known for his autobiographical memoirs such as "Clumsy", "Unlikely" and "Little Things," but has also received acclaim for his humorous works such as "Cat Getting Out Of A Bag" and "Incredible Change-Bots". Most recently, Top Shelf has begun publishing Jeffrey's new series "Sulk", issues of which will include genre, parody and experimental comics.

Mr. Brown will be located with publisher Top Shelf, in their third consecutive year at STAPLE!, and will participate in a Q&A panel, as will our other special guest, the legendary creator of Usagi Yojimbo, Stan Sakai!

STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo celebrates its 5th year as the Southwest's premier event for independently created comics, zines, graphic arts, crafts, games and animation on Saturday March 7th, 11am-7pm, at the Monarch Event Center in Austin, Texas. Admission is still only $5.00!

For more info visit

Monday, January 12, 2009


Tables for STAPLE! 2009 are now sold out! Woohoo!

For folks whose form is in the mail, you will be put on a waiting list and sent an email with further instruction. If you have not yet registered then all I can say is better luck next year.

Best to everyone - see you at the show!

Uncle Staple