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Sat, Jun. 21st, 2014, 05:34 am
Downpower archives merged into the parent blog

Downpower was a secondary blog I maintained from late 2007 to mid 2008, a “journal chronicling the attempt” to “make my life better for the world”. The attempt and the blog were both underwhelming; the latter came to seven posts, which I’ve just realized are still online (I thought I’d taken the blog down). The WordPress installation is of course way out of date, which is a big no-no, so I’ve merged the posts and comments into my main blog, tagged them, and taken the standalone version off the Web. I hate linkrot, but I haven’t learned all the redirecting magic and I doubt it’ll affect anyone anyway, so as a stopgap here is a list of the posts and their old addresses:

  • Introduction (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2007/11/07/introduction/)
  • STUFF (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2007/11/14/stuff/)
  • Cutting Your Car Use (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2007/11/28/cutting-your-car-use/)
  • In The Absence Of The Sacred (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2007/12/05/in-the-absence-of-the-sacred/)
  • Doing the Laundry (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2007/12/12/doing-the-laundry/)
  • Walden, and the dryer update (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2008/01/02/walden-and-the-dryer-update/)
  • Off To A Bad Start (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2008/01/16/off-to-a-bad-start/)
  • On Hiatus (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2008/07/30/on-hiatus/)

There were also two pages of links:

Local Links

(formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/local-links/)

General Links

(formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/general-links/)

And to round it all out, here’s a screenshot of how it looked:

The Downpower homepage

Originally published at Colin Tedford. You can comment here or there.

Fri, Jun. 20th, 2014, 02:29 pm

“Getaway” by Earth, Wind & Fire http://youtu.be/vE2zx4lr-h8

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Thu, Dec. 12th, 2013, 02:43 pm
My last public appearance of the year

Saturday, December 14 at Ye Olde Lowbrow Art Faire in Easthampton, MA. See you there or in 2014!

Originally published at Colin Tedford dot com. You can comment here or there.

Fri, Nov. 29th, 2013, 01:04 pm
Xmas Tree vs. Menorah Holiday Card

I have a holiday card for sale!

Originally published at Colin Tedford dot com. You can comment here or there.

Wed, Nov. 27th, 2013, 01:06 pm
Holiday Tour 2013

Upcoming events I’m tabling at:

I’ll have wacky holiday cards and magnets in addition to the usual delightful array of comics. Put on your tuque and come have a look!

Originally published at Colin Tedford dot com. You can comment here or there.

Mon, Jun. 10th, 2013, 04:26 pm
Me and Weird Al

Keith M., Colin Tedford, and "Weird Al" Yankovic

I met “Weird Al” Yankovic! I’m the one in green looking like a dazed sweathog; my friend Keith (in red) more visibly reflects my delight in this picture. I think Al looks pretty pleased to meet us ;)

For better or worse Weird Al is one of my formative influences, so it was a thrill to finally see him in concert and meet him (even after a long day of travel and art fair tabling and half a week of short sleep, and even for just a quick greet / sign / photo). Of course I gave him a comic, ’cause that’s what I do.

Originally published at Colin Tedford dot com. You can comment here or there.

Wed, May. 29th, 2013, 09:08 pm
Cheap Art Show hours

Six of my thirteen drawings in the Cheap Art Show sold at the opening; you can still see the rest (and get cheap art by me and others):

  • Friday 31 May, 4 to 7 pm
  • Saturday 8 June, 12 to 4 pm
  • Friday 14 June, 4 to 7 pm
  • Saturday 15 June, 2 to 6 pm

The show is at Paper City Performance Space, 460 Race St., Holyoke, MA. Here’s a photo of the building taken by fellow exhibitor Jim DuBois (you may find the photo slightly eerie on account of the mysterious hooded figure near the building; I find it eerie because I was the mysterious hooded figure and didn’t realize I was being photographed!).

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151599970827381&set=a.10151599962022381.1073741826.80501207380&type=3&theater

Originally published at Colin Tedford dot com. You can comment here or there.

Fri, May. 24th, 2013, 04:09 am
Affordable Art A-Go-Go

I’ll have art in Paper City Performance Space’s Cheap Art Show in Holyoke, MA — join me at the opening reception tomorrow (May 25) from 2-7 PM.

On June 8 I’ll be tabling at the estimable Broke: The Affordable Art Fair in Peterborough, NH.

Originally published at Colin Tedford dot com. You can comment here or there.

Tue, May. 21st, 2013, 12:01 pm
The Port Report

Had a nice time at MeCAF: had good conversations with old & new acquaintances (including two nonfiction-makers), acquired what looks so far like a pretty good bunch of comics, and enjoyed Portland and its surroundings. Sales were a little lower than I’d expect from such a show but were OK (which is normal for MeCAF). Vampire Pickle magnets were popular. I didn’t bother to meet special guest Jeff Smith because I knew the line would be huge and I’d nothing to say beyond “I really liked Bone!” — but he ended up next to me at the night-before reception saying, “Hi, I’m Jeff; who are you?” so I had a nice little chat with him (OMGHBBBLL). He seems quite friendly and nice.

Feedback on my work at the show included: Some laughter at the humor (a nice perk of working in a genre meant to provoke an involuntary reaction). One fellow cartoonist said my drawing style reminded them of Quentin Blake and another said the history bits in Square Dance reminded them of Hark! A Vagrant; both nice to hear, though I don’t mistake “reminds me of” for “is as good as”. Best of all was a description of a piece as “well-timed” from an accomplished cartoonist whose fine qualities include superb timing.

Originally published at Colin Tedford dot com. You can comment here or there.

Wed, May. 1st, 2013, 05:29 pm
Spring Tour 2013

I’m appearing at events every weekend this month:

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