Friday, August 27, 2010

Portland Zine Symposium

Hello there, fans of homemade booklets! I will be at the Portland Zine Symposium this weekend (August 28 & 29), look for me next to the amazing Tim Root. We will have lots of xeroxed comic books and other stuff (like Crappy Comics t-shirts & The Heavy Hand), so dig in your couch for some spare change & come by to see us!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010


I'm back from San Diego, and I had a great time. Thanks to everyone that came by and bought a copy of The Heavy Hand, and thanks to my friends for good meals & funky conversation.

These images are from my contributions to the August show at Pony Club, curated by Amy Kuttab. The opening night is Thursday, August 5th from 6pm until 10. If you are in Portland, please come downtown and take a look at this show.

My full length book is now available to order from the Sparkplug Comic Books online store, and if you need some convincing, here are some thoughts copied from the Sparkplug blog comments section:

"It was a delight to read, on the way back from the Comic-Con, "The Heavy Hand" by Chris Cilla. The level of high classics of the grotesque - do all of you feel it, too, don't you? - the flavor of pure fun clarity at the edge , the ease to create an amusing, awkward, uncomprehensible, familiar world , echoed in our mind as a bunch of strange vibrations that is reality. Hooray to Chris Cilla." -Olga Volozova

And here is a review from the Poopsheet Foundation's Justin Giampaoli.

Thanks again to everyone who is interested in this book!