I was noodling around on The Web looking for a piece of music I heard on the radio, when I discovered an entirely different piece of music that I liked quite a bit. The artist is Opa Tsupa and the tune is ‘Ma Betty Boop à moi’. It’s french (could be cajun, but I don’t think so) jazz, and like all good jazz, you can tell that the musicians are having a blast. I downloaded the whole album (http://www.amazon.com/Bastringue/dp/B004I5WOAC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363418006&sr=8-1&keywords=opa+tsupa). Now I’m used to family members popping their heads into my studio to ask “What the hell is it that you’re playing?”, but this is one of those rare instances when they claimed that they liked it. Reminded me at times of Steam Powered Giraffe for some reason.
Studio Foglio is gearing up for a double–shot convention weekend. Experiment # 1 and I shall be going to Wondercon (http://www.comic-con.org/wca). March 29-31 in Anaheim. Usually it’s in San Francisco, but apparently we’re too weird for San Francisco, so we get to compete with grown people wearing giant animal heads. (No, I’m not talking about funny animal fandom. These people do it for money. No– wait…) ANYWAY– Wondercon is a comic book convention, and I will once again be emceeing the masquerade.
Kaja and Experiment # 2, will be attending Sakura Con (http://www.sakuracon.org/), which is an Anime con here in Seattle. Being younger, Kaja is into the anime more than she is into comic books. This generates some small amount of tension around the studio, but since I watch more anime than I read comics, I’ll just have to concede this one. I’m pretty sure there will be some people in animal suits here as well, because apparently it became the new normal when I wasn’t looking, and I have to admit that some of that My Little Pony stuff looks pretty good, but I try not to judge people and ask that you do the same. So, if you’re at one of these cons, drop on by!