Thursday, November 13, 2014

Short Run 2014

Tomorrow I'll be flying west for the Short Run fest in Seattle, WA. I've been to Seattle once before, but literally breezed through on my tour of the mountain ranges of the Pacific NW earlier this year. I'm looking forward to taking the time to get acquainted this time around!

It's my first time at Short Run, but I've heard it's a wonderful show, and the folks who put it on are top notch! If you're in town, come out and visit me at table E-21


The main exhibit space is at Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave in Seattle, WA, but there are events happening all over the city over the course of the week! I'll only be there for the weekend though, so plan accordingly

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Comic Arts Brooklyn 2014

We'll be touching down at Mount Carmel church in Brooklyn this weekend for COMIC ARTS BROOKLYN, our second to last show of the year!  

We'll be back in the church basement again, it's a pretty sweet spot... Mickey Z made this handy map for locating all of our dear friends downstairs:


We'll see you there, Brooklyn!

Friday, October 3, 2014

MICExpo 2014

This weekend, October 4-5, the Hidden Fortress will be setting down in nearby Cambridge, MA for the 5th annual MICExpo (Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo). Look for us at table C-125, in the Crumb room, with all the other crumbums!


We'll have all the MONSTERS, wrestling comics, t-shirts and stickers you could ever possibly want!

Monday, September 22, 2014

New Additions to the Hidden Fortress Catalog

We've added two new items to the Hidden Fortress Storenvy store:


the mighty SCREWJOB anthology is available for purchase! Featuring 64 pages of pulse pounding, intestinal fortitude building, four color offset printed comics by: Matt Leines, Box Brown, Pat Aulisio, Lale Westvind, Josh Bayer, Blake Sims, Brian Ralph, Paul Lyons, Mickey Zacchilli, Walker Mettling and featuring a grotesque cover by James "Gunsho" Quigley!


and this new gross-out Hidden Fortress shirt, three color silkscreen on black Anvil T. comes in all the most popular sizes!

Friday, August 29, 2014

James "GUNSHO" Quigley: SCREWJOB Cover Artist

I'm thrilled to be able to show off the cover art for our forthcoming anthology, SCREWJOB:


You've probably seen that sickening style before, it's the handiwork of good friend and local legend James Quigely, alternately known as GUNSHO! For years he's been producing some of the most wonderfully hideous prints, posters, record covers, shirts, etc and etc that have ever graced our fair city. He has an interview in the new issue of PORK Magazine that you should probably read, and if you're in Brooklyn on Friday, September 19, you should go to the opening of his Origins of Ooze show, presented by Scumbags and Superstars. It's at 16 Wilson Ave. Bushwick, Brooklyn, and the show will be up until October 5!

So exciting to see this book come together!

Friday, August 1, 2014

RIPExpo 2014

This weekend we'll be downtown at the Providence Public Library for the first ever Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo). It should be a great time, and events have probably already started by the time you read this; check out some of the amazing programming they have planned! And gaze upon this beautiful poster by Leif Goldberg:


Matthew Lawrence wrote a sweet piece about it in this week's Phoenix, you should all come down and visit!

Monday, July 14, 2014

SCREWJOB

I think maybe it's finally time to start talking about SCREWJOB, our new comics anthology devoted to those glorious combatants within the squared circle: the professional wrestler! Over the past couple of months I've leaked some previews of Box Brown's Abudllah the Butcher comic, Pat Aulisio's Goldust and Lale Westvind's Wild Wanda, and here are a few more:

Josh Bayer was the first person I asked to work on this book, within minutes of having the idea for it pop into my head last year at Comic Arts Brooklyn. Of course I had to ask him, he's a brilliant cartoonist and a connoisseur of the wrestling arts, the perfect blend for creating something as beautiful as this Classy Freddie Blassie comic:


As a wrestler and a manager, Freddie Blassie was one of the greatest heels the wrestling world has ever seen, and had been known to take a nail file to his teeth, sharpening them so that they could more easily penetrate the tough skin around his opponent's skull


About a week ago, Pat Aulisio sent me a link to some of Blake Sims' rad wrestling comics, suggesting that I contact him to work on the book. Of course I did, because his stuff is so sweet, but with the art deadline looming I felt pangs of guilt about not having asked him months ago... but somehow this dude cranked out an epic Hulk Hogan vs Kevin Sullivan and his Dungeon of Doom comic in a weekend! What a badass


I'm really excited about how this book is coming together! There are more comics coming in every day, all of which I'll be previewing soon, James Quigely (aka GUNSHO) is hard at work on the cover, and I just got some amazing Tigermask and Mr Fudo pinups from Matt Leines. This book is looking beautiful!

If all goes according to plan, SCREWJOB will be available at the Hidden Fortress table at SPX in September!