But tonight at Wonder Fair local geeks can revel in a "slide-show, book-signing, and conversation" (Lawrence.com) with John Porcellino, whose self-published King Cat Comics have delighted lonely misfits since 1989. Here's an example of his work (click to enlarge and enjoy):
Chip: "This probably comes closest to the feel of my own childhood of anything that I have yet seen apart from Diff'rent Strokes. You see, I too was often beaten up by someone named 'the Gooch.'"
The excellent masked-metal band Troglodyte takes over the Replay tonight, opening for the equally top-notch Hammerlord. Troglodyte has even been written up in the horror magazine Fangoria:
"Drawing musical influences from the likes of CARCASS, OBITUARY and ORIGIN, and hominid-horror movies such as, THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK, THE PIT and NIGHT OF THE DEMON, the band has craved/slashed out its own niche as the world's first Bigfoot death-metal band. Penning such "classics" as SASQUASHED, THEY WALK AMONG US, BEATEN & EATEN, SKUNK APE-RAPE and others."
Richard: "I'll be the guy shouting for 'Skunk Ape-Rape' throughout their set."
And here's the cover of headliner Hammerlord's self-titled debut album:
Chip: "Sweet wolves!"