The Ink People -- local arts organization for printmaking, all media art classes,
free community access computing. The Ink People has a gallery in Eureka, CA that hosts monthly shows, and they help artists place shows in local businesses
Comic Images --
trading cards and/or dolls (some years back they co-published
Meanie Babies cards with Dark Horse)
-- alternative and underground comics. Artists include Crumb, Clowes, Woodring and Ware. Ask for their catalog. They also publish
The Comics Journal, with news,
criticism, good cartoonist interviews.
Last Gasp Comics --
underground comics, progressive art books, counter-culture books.
Not for minors.
-- experimental computer programs for graphics.
-- Adrian Ward's vector drawing software, a parody of Adobe Illustrator,
comes with many cool random drawing tools. You can even write
plug-ins for it. Good documentation. Demo and full versions were available.
Oops, sorry, it's no longer sold. However, check out Autoshop and some of his other programs.
Bud's Art Books -- (formerly
Bud Plant Comic Art) new and recent books on comics, fantasy art, illustration,
illustrators of the past, calendars, cards, pin-up art. Extensive selection,
Amsterdam comics store's website. Look up comic artists in the Comiclopedia - with more
than 11,000 international comic artists, complete with biographies and samples
of their artwork. Also has art exhibitions.
-- slick color magazine with trading card industry news and ads. They also publish information on Topps' Wacky Packages.
-- newsprint magazine with ads for card and sticker dealers
-- the huge pop culture convention meets in San Diego each summer. Meet hundreds
of artists, writers, editors, publishers, fans, collectors, dealers. Also runs
the Alternative Press Expo and WonderCon.
The San Diego Comic Fest
-- a much smaller, more intimate convention meets in San Diego in the fall.
Meet artists, writers, editors, publishers, fans, collectors, dealers. Also has panels and workshops.
-- promoting literacy, creativity, arts, using cartoons and humor. Founder Phil Yeh and
other artists create books, paint murals, take part in school assemblies,
conventions, conferences and other public events for all ages throughout the world
-- the steel guitarist's site. Includes some MP3's of his work
Pixels3D -- great Macintosh 3D
modeling and animation software.