November 5, 2015

Short Run 2015! (Just a few photos! More to come!)

Me at the show in my utility vest. Josh Simmons said I
looked like a Wal-Mart greeter. 

Eroyn holds up our festival poster designed by
Jim Woodring!

Record attendance at new venue, Fisher Pavilion
at Seattle Center! 

Virtual Reality by Most Ancient.

It wouldn't be our festival without a mammoth
Bake Sale! 

We hit the jackpot with a center spread in The Seattle Weekly! 

August 17, 2015

My last overheard comic strip - Mass Transit Gospels

I take the bus a lot more now since I left the office world. I heard this vocal battle one day and recruited by friend Brian Long to help me recreate the tech language for this strip.

Benn Ray at Atomic Books recruited me to draw these overheard strips for a feature in (formerly) The B Daily (then changed to B the site) in the Baltimore Sun. I drew 28 of them in total, since about 2005. They just ended the feature this month. Benn luckily has always cross-posted them on Mutant Funnies too.

August 8, 2015

Bloody Pussy (a feminist rag)

Limited edition x-rated feminist newspaper. Edited by me, Eroyn Franklin, and Mita Mahato. 

Contributors Marie and Lara see it for first time.

Mita and me posing with the paper at the Fantagraphics Bookstore.
Want your copy? Act fast! EMAIL: FREE but you pay shipping. 

Here are some reviews:

July 29, 2015

The Weeknight Casserole Collection

40 pages, color cover, b&w insides on cream-colored paper - a real beauty! Co-published with Poochie Press Publications! $7.00 available at Elliott Bay Book Company, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, and here: SHOP. 

This is a ALL COMICS collection with stories from the mini-comics of the same title (only the best ones!), plus anthology pieces lost forever, and totally new stories never published. Totally Kelly Froh-style: all auto-bio, all the time! 

Join me at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, August 8th at 5 pm for a small press fest outside the store. More info here. 

Me and Tom moments after picking up the book at the printers! 

July 4, 2015

Nasty Day - a comic performance

I performed an extended version of Nasty Day at On The Boards on June 23rd. 

Here I am with a purposely wilted and pathetic bouquet! 

More on the event: here

A Bit Of Undigested Potato - UK anthology

I'm the only American artist in this UK anthology edited by Keara Stewart! I drew a page about my worst fear - seeing Pennywise the Clown on the street. 

A description and review: here

Seniors Creating Art

I got a job with Seniors Creating Art - a small non-profit that sends art teachers to senior communities a little out of the way for 8-week art classes. I am teaching Linoleum Block Printing in White Center. Most of my students had not even drawn anything for 60 years and I asked them to draw, transfer that drawing to a block, cut the block, and print it. It's been a great experience. See below Melinda's process. She is even drawing at home for fun, which she has never done!

Melinda's finished print. 

Original drawing.

Cutting of the block. 

April 19, 2015

Creativity Inspiring Conservation at Seattle Aquarium - coming up in May

I'll be teaching the "Comics & 'Zines" class 2 Saturdays in May! 

April 4, 2015

Women's Review of Books

I'm really proud of this full-page comic I drew for "Women's Review of Books"! 

Pecha Kucha: Comics! NORTHWEST ROOTS

I was honored to be amongst this awesome group of cartoonists who performed at 
Pecha Kucha last month. 

My piece was entitled, "Ideal Pants" and it was a funny survey of problems and 
potential solutions for women's pants. 

December 8, 2014

Said what?

Nasty Day and My Body Is A Lemon

A nice review from Rob Kirby! 

My Body is a Lemon & Nasty Day by Kelly Froh
These two titles from Froh showcase her winningly straightforward, merciless narrative voice. Lemon is a sometimes darkly humorous rundown of the various maladies Froh has suffered over her adult life, while Nasty Day is an exposé of sorts, examining in close detail the warped lives of her notoriously cheap grandparents (on her mother's side) and the fallout from a dark family secret brought to light. Froh always makes reading about the fraught, scary things in life a genuine, pocket-sized pleasure. 

Another review here by John Seven! 

December 3, 2014

DIY Holiday Fair

Come visit Max and I next Saturday for mini-comics, zines, posters, tapes, Intruder comics newspapers, Short Run anthologies, and more! 

John Porcellino at Short Run

It was a great pleasure to host John Porcellino at Short Run this year - a long-time pen pal and friend of mine, and personal hero.  He inspired so many other exhibitors in the room that day to make their first mini-comic or zine.

The day after the festival, he showed "Root Hog or Die" at Central Cinema and a bunch of us hardcore fans were there.

(First photo by a woman holding my camera phone, the other two by Alex Stonehill.)

International artists at Short Run 2014

Anna Sailamaa from Finland displays one of her beautiful fold-out books
at her table at Short Run. She sold out of all her books before the day was over.
Jamie Coe from the UK shows his graphic novel, "Art Schooled", published by Nobrow.
His book is getting lots of good reviews.
Jean De Wet from South Africa also sold out of his table full of mini-comics. 

Jean and James Stanton made this amazing mural in less than 3 days.
It is located at 22nd & Union on the side of Cappy's Gym. 
This was our first year featuring International artists and we could not have dreamed of a better trio. Anna, Jamie, and Jean were delightful, fun, enthusiastic and super hard working.
(First 3 photos by Alex Stonehill, mural photo by me.)