APE Expo(sed) 2009

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Arriving in San Francisco at 2 am at the Motel 6 on Geary, waking up at 6:30 am, and setting up our booth by 8 am is what the Alternative Press Expo 2009 (APE) is all about.  And it’s awesome.  This year ’s APE Expo was definitely a fun and exciting time once again!  We got to meet several awesome artists, friends, and people – some of which we have photographs of and some of which we don’t (sorry).  Thanks again to our friends (Robert and Taylor), Human PyramidsChris Mccaw, and 2006Xeric Award Winning buddy Greg Corso (Author and Illustrator of And How?) for getting us to APE, helping out and etc.

Photographs by Taylor Brittenham

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My buddy Greg Corse of Powderfinger books was originally going to go with me. He actually reserved the tables and signed up the name badges.  As you can tell, he’s a big Bob Dylan fan.  (see Hattie Carol).

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We arrived to our Motel 6 in San Francisco around 2 am and couldn’t really fall asleep until 3:30 am.  Unfortunately, we all had to get up around 6:30 am to get set up and registered by 8 am.

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Halls be empty.

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Ponytail, Me, and temporary sales permit.

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Some prints I had available for sale – Amigos, Fat Guy On a Little Board – $20.

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Some limited edition silk screened Track Number Record Box Sets.  Artwork by Me and Erica Docimo.

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Our table had some free pins for (And How?), business cards, stickers, and FreshPressed.com stuff.

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Photograph collaborative book $25 by Taylor Brittenham and Artist Kime Buzzelli.

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And How by Gregory Corso available on amazon.com.

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Rachel Pitler’s first year at APE.  She had some cool artwork, zines (Pillowface) and free stickers.  I was super proud of her! Her zine was awesome.

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Our table was kind of crazy looking and crowded sort of like our apartment.

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Our radical art collective The Human Pyramids had a table as well.

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Zines, shirts, sweatshirts, and posters by Pacolli.

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From here below are some cool things we saw at APE this year.  Sorry but we didn’t get all the information on these, but just enjoy the pictures!

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I did color one of those turkey’s on the left.

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These were sooo cool.

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Artwork by Jon Vermilyea.

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Phillipa Rice was one of my favorite exhibitors this time around.  I’m sure she was here last year, but I didn’t get to see her stuff.  Her zines, drawings, and such were so awesome.  My girlfriend bought all 4 zines. http://mycardboardlife.com/

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Yes please. Ha-ha. Just kidding.  Say Nope to Dope and Ugh to Drugs kids. 😉

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Again we were lucky enough to sit by some really cool people this year.  Catbuttcity  and http://www.artderailed.com/ –  Daryll Pierce, Jesse, Dan, and Robie.

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Hannah Stouffer had a booth which was cool.  We here are big fans.

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Emilio Santoyo had a booth all by his lonesome self on Sunday.  I was lucky enough to trade something with him – a print and a beer 🙂

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Zines by http://www.tripica.org/

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Some works by Tiffany Liu, Human Pyramids. (above)

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Cool posters and shirts.

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This is a rad one! I wish I knew who made it. Sorry!!!

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That was a long day. Here’s Bobbert working hard. . . shoes off, lights out.

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Brazilian Bad Ass Pacolli and SF Artist Mildred.  I got a sweeettt sweatshirt from Pacolli and a shirt from Mildred.

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Here’s the team!

Now for a series of Tim Conway pictures.

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Photographer Chris Mccaw and mini me.

After the first day of APE, we were all ready for some drinks.  Mildred and Pacolli recommended we all meet at Ace’s on 14th & Mission.

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Hovin, Sis, and Alice Tang

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Bobbert drinking some Chimay.  He’s a fancy guy who likes to separate his underwear and socks.

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A whole new meaning to Human Pyramids.  Gummis, cigarettes, and beer.  Afterwards we headed for some dancing with the other kids Pjota and etc., but the club was a bit too crowded.  Defaulted to Chris Mccaw 31 Rausch St place, which is always fun.

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Chris losing his footing from one too many whiskeys.

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Chris’s “swing” . . . this is me getting some help from Mari Araki . . it was tough to get into, but comfy once you’re in.

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Disturbing I know, I know.

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