We heart AsAm comics and zines

Thank you, Nirmala, Derek, and Sam especially for making APAture 2006 the most funnest ever. Scenes from the closing night bazaar, which immediately followed the gocco/letterpress workshop I kvetched about earlier. Twas loads of fun.

All snaps by Jay Jao: www.mochamonkey.com

Thien Pham, the featured zinester of the whole fest. Thien's restaurant review comix are featured weekly in the East Bay Express (I Like Eating).

Mark and Jing, king and queen of gocco. no, like...really. Plus they had this crazy addictive gambling machine (the pink ferris wheel) that you spun- if a white ball fell out, you got to put your hand into a bag for a "surprise gift"; if the gods smiled and red ball fell out, you won a punkpunk gocco teeshirt WITH embroidered felt heart on sleeve!

Jason Shiga, the genius behind "Bookhunter". Jason is also a librarian at the Piedmont Oakland branch!