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Staple! The Independent Media Expo

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zdarsky:

So, yeah, HOLY SHIT, we won BEST NEW SERIES at the Eisner Awards Friday night. The Eisner committee had to engrave the words “SEX CRIMINALS” on two of their trophies. I have hidden it in my home for when they realize what they’ve done and come to take it away from me.

It was a fantastic, nerve-wracking night, and jeez louise ain’t Matt Fraction the best? If it weren’t for him and his brilliant brain I’d be doodling dicks on cocktail napkins for spare change. I love that guy and can’t stress enough how great it’s been to work on this with him. He’s a great collaborator and a great friend and NO, YOU have something in your eye.

Oh, and issue seven is at the printers, printing away. No ads, all story and giant letters column. COMICS WOOOO

Love,
Chip

STAPLE! friend Chip Zdarsky wins Eisner! Congrats buddy!

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A Day Job is Not an Art Crime

colleendoran:

While I don’t want to be the voice of reason that buzzkills your art dreams, the fact is few people can make a full- time living in this business. Fewer still can sustain a long term career in the creative arts.

It’s hard to know when to let something go. Or when to keep pushing through.


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Response from the Capital Comic Con. Oh Boy.

shellumbo:

staplegator:

shinykari:

dcwomenkickingass:

Hey folks! Uncle Staple here. Hope you’re all well.

In light of some recent news stories about some other cons, as well as the ongoing general perception of the industry, I feel it behooves me to issue a statement regarding harassment, be it sexual or any other form thereof. Consider it official.

I think we are very fortunate that in ten years of STAPLE! no incident or harassment of any kind has occurred. One time an exhibitor’s stalker came to the show, but we were informed and quickly dealt with the situation. Other than that nothing along those lines has happened that I have ever been made aware of.

That said, and I want to make this crystal clear: NO harassment of any kind will EVER be tolerated at STAPLE! Part of our mission is to foster community and acceptance around comics and independent creativity, regardless of race, sex, orientation or gender, and there is no place for that kind of behavior at our show.

If anyone ever experiences any form of harassment at STAPLE!, please inform myself, a staff member or volunteer so we may take the appropriate steps to ameliorate the situation. Any attendee or exhibitor who engages in harassing behaviors will be ejected from the show without refund, and law enforcement will be contacted if deemed necessary.

Anyone who does it might also find themselves with Uncle Staple’s footprint on their behind. I got some burly rumblers as back-up and we don’t play that. Show respect. Behave. Don’t make me angry. If there is any question in your mind about how you should act towards others then please meditate deeply on this before you choose to come to STAPLE!

Any questions?

Glad to see this, although it needs to be up on the website, easily accessible/easy to find, and I’m not sure the language about the burly rumblers is appropriate.

Hey Shellumbo - thanks for your comment! It was always my intention to add it to the website and that has now been done. (Had to do the dishes first - still cleaning house post-STAPLE!) It was initially just a Facebook post and I apologize for the informal tone. I do hope the message is clear enough, though. Thanks! - Uncle Staple

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Response from the Capital Comic Con. Oh Boy.

shinykari:

dcwomenkickingass:

Hey folks! Uncle Staple here. Hope you’re all well.

In light of some recent news stories about some other cons, as well as the ongoing general perception of the industry, I feel it behooves me to issue a statement regarding harassment, be it sexual or any other form thereof. Consider it official.

I think we are very fortunate that in ten years of STAPLE! no incident or harassment of any kind has occurred. One time an exhibitor’s stalker came to the show, but we were informed and quickly dealt with the situation. Other than that nothing along those lines has happened that I have ever been made aware of.

That said, and I want to make this crystal clear: NO harassment of any kind will EVER be tolerated at STAPLE! Part of our mission is to foster community and acceptance around comics and independent creativity, regardless of race, sex, orientation or gender, and there is no place for that kind of behavior at our show.

If anyone ever experiences any form of harassment at STAPLE!, please inform myself, a staff member or volunteer so we may take the appropriate steps to ameliorate the situation. Any attendee or exhibitor who engages in harassing behaviors will be ejected from the show without refund, and law enforcement will be contacted if deemed necessary.

Anyone who does it might also find themselves with Uncle Staple’s footprint on their behind. I got some burly rumblers as back-up and we don’t play that. Show respect. Behave. Don’t make me angry. If there is any question in your mind about how you should act towards others then please meditate deeply on this before you choose to come to STAPLE!

Any questions?

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Hey folks! Uncle Staple here. Hope you’re all well.

In light of some recent news stories about some other cons, as well as the ongoing general perception of the industry, I feel it behooves me to issue a statement regarding harassment, be it sexual or any other form thereof. Consider it official.

I think we are very fortunate that in ten years of STAPLE! no incident or harassment of any kind has occurred. One time an exhibitor’s stalker came to the show, but we were informed and quickly dealt with the situation. Other than that nothing along those lines has happened that I have ever been made aware of.

That said, and I want to make this crystal clear: NO harassment of any kind will EVER be tolerated at STAPLE! Part of our mission is to foster community and acceptance around comics and independent creativity, regardless of race, sex, orientation or gender, and there is no place for that kind of behavior at our show.

If anyone ever experiences any form of harassment at STAPLE!, please inform myself, a staff member or volunteer so we may take the appropriate steps to ameliorate the situation. Any attendee or exhibitor who engages in harassing behaviors will be ejected from the show without refund, and law enforcement will be contacted if deemed necessary.

Anyone who does it might also find themselves with Uncle Staple’s footprint on their behind. I got some burly rumblers as back-up and we don’t play that. Show respect. Behave. Don’t make me angry. If there is any question in your mind about how you should act towards others then please meditate deeply on this before you choose to come to STAPLE!

Any questions?