Sunday, May 28, 2017
These past five days have been hard work, yet sensational.
I've wrapped up my fifth year as an Art teacher for the AZ public schools and I'm looking forward to my sixth. Laurie and Shane Shellenbarger did a lot of help for our school. That fine couple does an improv show at The Torch Theatre called Tofu Filet. If you ever see them listed on the Torch's schedule, get a ticket right away! Don't even wait a second, get it when you see it! They helped students of the arts, a retired veteran teacher, gifted students, and special need preschool students all in one big afternoon! Thank you, Shellenbargers!
The next day, Phoenix Comicon hit...
So, I need to thank Mike Dynes for running an excellent booth (Mike's Rack), and allowing me to work for it again. He also let me sell some of my own product, which was sweet. Thanks to Russ Kazmierczak and Denny Riccelli for promoting my work in Amazing Arizona Comics and Comics Never Stop respectively. Thanks to Philip Haldiman, Kyle Bennett and Rachel Tullio for making the comic My Big Break happen, it's a wonderful project that I'm proud to be a part of. Thanks to the people of ImprovMania: Brad Walling, JC Carlson, and Trent Fritz. I had awesome panels and friendly fans to make everything fun. Thanks to the people of the Torch Theatre: Shane Carey and Nina Miller. They both contributed to me having great panels, fun times, and wonderful discussions. Thanks to the Great Arizona Puppet Theater's Dain Gore for helping immensely with one of my panels as well. And, a huge thanks to Phoenix Comicon's AJ Hernandez for making those panels happen and dealing with a lunatic like me like a total champ on the phone. Thanks to my wonderful wife Michelle, who constantly picks me up when I am down and gets me back into the race in such a sweet, supportive way. Also, I had an endless array of friends, old and new, who offered me their support as fans and boosters of the morale. I know that I'm missing at least seven dozen people to thank.
I would also like to thank Mack Duncan, Jacque Arend, Jose Gonzalez, and Liz Hutchman who are about to make my "One-Person" Show happen at the Torch Theatre.
This community constantly gives to me, I will never be able to pay it back.
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Again, I'm probably missing a hundred links that deserve to be up there.