One week to go!

26 Feb

The first ever STAPLE! is right around the corner, and it’s set to be a bang up show!

We are pleased to announce the following additional special guests:

Terry Moore – Terry Moore began writing and drawing his award winning comic book series, Strangers In Paradise, in 1993. Since then he has produced over seventy five issue of the larger than life saga featuring Francine, Katchoo and the amazing cast of friends and lovers in their lives. Strangers In Paradise is published under Moore’s own imprint, Abstract Studio and is one of the most successful self-published books in the comics industry. Today Strangers In Paradise is available in eight languages and is near the top of the charts for trade paperback sales worldwide. Celebrating ten years of Strangers In Paradise in 2003 Moore continues to enthrall readers with the adventures of Francine and Katchoo. Terry will be signing at the CBLDF’s table at STAPLE!

Michael Lark – Michael Lark is an Eisner Award nominated illustrator for his work on Gotham Central, Batman Nine Lives and Terminal City. He has also illustrated Terminal City: Aerial Graffiti, Scene of the Crime, and worked on a number of other titles for DC/Vertigo, including All-Star Comics, Superman: War of the Worlds, Sandman Mystery Theatre, The Invisibles, and Legends of the Hawkman. He is currently working with Marvel Comics as the artist of The Pulse and Captain America (along with Steve Epting). Michael will appear at STAPLE! to sign his work at the CBLDF table.

Scheduled Panels:

We have two panel discussions set to occur at STAPLE!

From 12:30 – 2:00pm there will be a Webcomics Panel featuring Lea Hernandez, Scott Kurtz, Barbara Lien-Cooper, Chris Moujaes and Aaron Romo.

Then from 3:00pm-4:30pm it’s a Comics Panel with Shannon Wheeler, Jessie Garza, Chris Moreno, Rafael Navarro and Drew Edwards.

Scott Hinze of Fanboy Radio will be your Moderator for both events.


Join us on Friday, March 4, the night before the show, Brad Bankston of Austin Books will be hosting a pre-STAPLE! Meet and Greet at the Austin Books store located at 5002 North Lamar Blvd. The party starts at 8pm and refreshments will be provided. Come out and meet your favorite creators in a party atmosphere!

Well, we’re all set for YOU so come on out and join us Saturday, March 5, 10am-6pm at the Elks Lodge, 700 Dawson Road, Austin, TX.