On Saturday, Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair the LA Art Book Fair was swamped. Over 16,000 people came through and the below photo is sort of the view people had of our table. So many folks came through and gave me their best wishes after our long dry spells of only lurking at each other online. Thanks for stopping by, GR is better with you around. On Sunday, it was a bit lighter. Maybe a football game makes a difference - ever so slightly, but it's still perhaps 10,000 folks looking at books.
Some mention how much they've spent and how broke they are, and that means they supported the arts, artists, and books. It's reassuring to look at it that way and it's something that I'm proud of. That's why having a GR booth means a lot at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair. We're talking about art books for four days to thousands of people. I'm thankful that this event happens. It's a strong spirited festival in my own backyard.
I'm proud of the PM's LAABF, GR, and LA.
More photos from the PM's LAABF from our flickr set. (including Martin, Wendy, Hamburger Eyes, Neverpress, Wendy Ooga, and many more)
That's Dean Gojobori helping out the GR booth below.
That's Theo Ellsworth signing his comic.
The legend, Gary Baseman and Denise talking to Edwin Ushiro, who also signed at our booth.
That's Shizu Saldamando getting her portrait done by Edwin
From behind the table, this is what is looked like on saturday.
A view of one of the rooms. There are many rooms in the MOCA Geffen.
Jason Jaworski and Jenny Kwok at their table.
Thurston Moore and his book. I gladly got a signed copy. Gladly, he knows GR. He's quite tall and said he's a "Giant Robot" himself. I also got a few long time questions answered.
Our friends from Slow Culture Gallery in Highland Park. Glad they were my neighbors.