♫ Music for tomorrow’s Pickle Festival: “Pickle & Peppers Polka” by Polka Generations (you know you love it).
Celebrate with me as I finally return* to the most convenient event I’ve ever tabled at — the Winchester Pickle Festival, right here in Winchester, NH this Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM!
You get not only me and the fabulous Trees & Hills comics booth, but all this:
The event kicks off at 10:00 am with a parade! […] Nelson town band, Winchester town band, northern ridge rythm band, weathered roads country band, junction 1-3-5 quartet, mavericks line dancers. Free pickles, homemade pickle judging, pickle eating contests!
Mr. Pickle actually exists! He doesn’t look like that drawing above, though; he is our State Representative Henry Parkhurst in an eye-popping green suit and bowler.
[Voice from inside house] â€œSo how did your trick-or-treating go?â€
[Two girls are sorting their Halloween candy – a blonde girl in a grim reaper costume and a black-haired girl in a skeleton costume.]
Blonde girl: â€œGood â€“ but look what that creepy house gave me.â€
Black-haired girl: â€œA pickle?! Thatâ€™s weird.â€
Blonde girl: â€œYeah. I guess Iâ€™ll put it in the fridge for nowâ€¦â€
Laterâ€¦at midnightâ€¦[sleepy blonde girl, in her pajamas, opens the fridge – then looks wide-eyed in amazement. A pickle with arms, legs, and a face has been using its fangs to drain the ketchup bottle.]
Blond girl: “WHA-?! V- V- V- V-“
- Buy packs of â€œMidnight Snackâ€ & my other Halloween comics.
- Right-click & downloadÂ the PDF of “Midnight Snack” to print. All I ask if you download is that you email or leave a comment to let me know you downloaded it and how many you plan to print & where (for example, â€œ30 copies for trick-or-treaters in Putney, VTâ€).
Assembling the comic is pretty easy! Print the PDF double-sided at 100% (no scaling; donâ€™t let the program â€œadjust to printer marginsâ€ or anything like that). Each copy of the file produces 4 copies of the comic; when you cut them apart, the pages will be in the right order for you to staple & fold. If using scissors instead of a papercutter, you may want to cut after folding. Staple in the center & fold. If youâ€™re using a standard stapler, you may want to fold the comic before stapling or use a ruler to help find the center (at 2 3/4â€³). If using a long stapler, the measurement marks probably donâ€™t go down to 2 3/4â€³, so line up a ruler with the one on the stapler to get the added measurement.
Over at Trees & Hills, Daniel Barlow describes our excellent trip to the Boston Zine Fair (and includes photos!), and I report on the Winchester Pickle Festival (with a sketch because I don’t use a camera). I’ll post about my trip to the Philly Zine Fest soon, and post more Doodles (I’m behind in my scanning).
Wow, I’ve been busy. This past weekend’s Boston Zine Fair was excellent. This coming Saturday 9/27, I’ll be tabling for Trees & Hills at the Winchester Pickle Festival, and maybe doing pickle-themed caricatures or something.
Sunday 10/5 I’ll be tabling at the Philly Zine Fest in a place called the Rotunda.