Thursday, March 10, 2011

STAPLE! Survey - win a shirt!!!

Thanks to everyone who come out to the show!!!

Please got to this note on the STAPLE! Facebook page, and answer these survey questions by 3/24 to be entered into a drawing for a STAPLE! t-shirt!

Attendee Survey - win a shirt!

Friday, February 25, 2011

STAPLE! Programming and Parties!

Hey everybody!

STAPLE! is almost here!

The first ever two-day show is right around the corner on March 5th and 6th, and BOY, have we got TONS of great programming lined up for your entertainment and edification!

Join us on Saturday as Austin underground comics legends Mack White and Al Frank participate in a panel discussion entitled 'Rangers: Austin Underground Comix' moderated by Dylan Williams of Sparkplug Comics and Tim Fish!

Also on Saturday, Adam Blatner tell us 'Why My Mother Threw Out My Comic Books', in an informative and richly-illustrated presentation about the crisis at end of the "golden age" of comics (mid 1950s) involving their perceived negative influence on the morality of America's youth.

Sunday's events kick off in grand style with the premier of the The Intergalactic Nemesis! Volume 2. The amazing live action graphic novel is back with new stories, new characters, some new cast members and all-new artwork by David Hutchison! Can't wait to see it!

And don't forget there'll be Q&A sessions with all our awesome guests -- Jill Thompson, Alex Robinson, Brian Clevinger & Scott Wegener; as well as the Comic Book Literacy Documentary (feat. James O'Barr), and an Indie Animation Panel!

Full event schedule and guest list here:

And of course, that is not all!

Friday night before the show, drop by Austin Books & Comics for the FREE Pre-Party Meet & Greet! It is an awesome way to talk to your favorite creators in a casual setting.

Saturday night after STAPLE! come on down to Club Deville for the Live Art Show and KOOP Radio Benefit! A STAPLE! tradition not to be missed. Deets on the FB event page here:

Then Sunday night, also at Club Deville, come to the Block Party Comedy Showcase, hosted by The New Movement! Got something funny you want to do on stage? Bring it! RSVP at the FB event page:

All Pre and After parties are FREE to attend!

Admission to STAPLE! is $10 for a one-day pass, or $15 for a two-day pass and includes a badge, lanyard and 48-page souvenir program (while supplies last). Hours are Saturday, 11-6 and Sunday noon-6. Box office opens a half hour before the show.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Chris "Uncle Staple" Nicholas

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Guests added! Podcasts up!

Hey Everyone! We are very excited to announce some new guests added to the STAPLE! 2011 lineup!

Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, the writer artist duo behind the awesome Eisner nominated Atomic Robo from Red 5 Comics, will be joining us to meet the fans. If you haven't been reading Robo, I highly recommend you check it out here In addition to Robo, both Brian and Scott have worked on several Marvel comics, webcomics and a variety of other excellent projects, and will be doing a Q&A session on Saturday at STAPLE! to talk about all that and more!

We are also very pleased to be screening the documentary film Comic Book Literacy! This award winning film showcases the utilization of the comic book medium in the promotion of literacy and education, and highlights the positive ways it can be used by teachers, librarians and all lovers of reading and art. Filmmaker Todd Kent will be on hand for Q&A after the screening. You can learn more about the film and view a trailer here:

James O'Barr is coming to STAPLE! Best know as the creator of the Crow, on which four movies, several comics, a television show, and several novels were based, James is currently working on a motion comic called Sundown with MotionWorks Entertainment. He is also featured in the Comic Book Literacy documentary, and will be participating in the Q&A session after the screening. See more of James' work here and come meet him at STAPLE!

You can see all of the currently scheduled STAPLE! guests at

If you missed any of our guest speakers last year, don't fret! We have posted recordings of the Guy Davis and Chris Schweizer panel sessions on our podcast page

In some non-STAPLE! news, our good friends at ARTSLAM! Are celebrating their 5th anniversary! ARTSLAM! is a Live art and Live music event that happens bi-monthly in San Antonio, TX, and for their big birthday show on Saturday, January 29 (at the White Rabbit in S.A.) they will be featuring long-time STAPLE! friends Jim Mahfood and Dave Crosland on the boards! Congrats on five great years, y'all here's to many more! More info at

That's it for now ' stay tuned for more big news coming soon!

Chris "Uncle Staple" Nicholas