Nice bit about ELFWORLD in Robot 6

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I was going through my Google Reader this morning (I'm trying to keep up with the world of the comics biz better... and check out DC New 52 art, sadly), when I spotted the cover to ELFWORLD #2 topping this "What Are You Reading?" post on Robot 6! Mike Baehr picked up ELFWORLD at the Stumptown Comics Fest, and had this choice praise: "Elf World from Family Style is a fun anthology series of fantasy stories by independent and small-press artists, and the first 2 issues of the 2nd volume have the nicest production values I’ve seen in minicomics, with gorgeous letterpress covers illustrated by Sammy Harkham and Daria Tessler."

Nice... He's also mentions some other comics selections he liked from Stumptown, including Too Dark to See by Julia Gfrörer and Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce, both of whom have ELFWORLD stories coming up very soon!

ELFWORLD at Chicago Comic Con this Week!

Monday, August 8, 2011

I (François) was really surprised when the folks at the Chicago Comic Con asked me to be a guest at their show, which is taking place this Thursday - Sunday. I was quite delighted (I haven't ever been a guest before!) and a little confused... Chicago Comic Con, put on by Wizard World, definitely has more of a mainstream comics/sci-fi/genre media profile. But hey, I used to live in the Windy City, and there are some fantastic ELFWORLD creators in residnce there, including the original ELFWOLRD mastermind, Jeffrey Brown. So why not!

Well... Unfortunately I won't be in attendance this weekend. My August schedule is just quite crowded, and flying out for the weekend was a bit prohibitive financialy, too. So no François Vigneault at this weekend's show!

Luckilly, I've got some fantastic ELFWORLD alumni and their pals to represent us. Grant Reynolds (seen in EW vol. 1 and vol. 2 #1) and Jeremy Tinder (with a tale in EW vol. 2 #2) will both be there, selling the anthology and their own very awesome artwork. They'll also be joined by fellow Trubble Club dudes Bernie McGovern and Nate Beaty... All in all a terrific line up! So if you are in Chicago this weekend, please swing by and say hi to those dudes, and complain to them about how angry and disappointed you are that I'm not there, too!

Chicago Comic Con • Aug 11-14 • Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Rosemont)

Portland Zine Symposium the Weekend!

Friday, August 5, 2011

The 11th annual Portland Zine Symposium is taking place this weekend, and Family Style will be there! François will be sitting with Greg Means of Tugboat Press and the wonderful Aron Nels Steinke all weekend, selling comics and gossiping.

Family Style doesn't have any new releases for this weekend (shame on us!), but François will have his new illustrated chap-book of Ambrose Bierce stories, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", which is being published by the fantastic team at Scout Books! This is the first in a series that François is editing for Scout Books, go and check 'em out!

Finally, if you are in Portland, head on over to Floating World Comics to check out a show of Wuvable Oaf creator Ed Luce's artwork, including the originals for his upcoming story in ELFWORLD #3!