Delicious Sundance recap!


This past Saturday was my Cool Jerk book signing at Sundance Books in Reno, Nev. It was my first signing in Cool Jerk’s home town (Cool Jerk got its start in Northern Nevada, running in the Reno Gazette-Journal for several years before I took it online), and if Saturday’s turnout is any indication, it certainly won’t be my last.

With Nancy!


To make this event even more, um, eventful, Nancy Horn of Dish Cafe and Catering was on-hand to provide delicious baked refreshments — ”Pupcakes!” They were white wine cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and black sprinkles. Black and white, just like my strip. If you bought a book, you got a free Pupcake. And if you got a Pupcake, you know it was incredibly good.

While Nancy’s not my sister (we worked together at the UNR Sagebrush some 20+ years ago, when she was Nancy Louvat), my for realz sister Jennifer was there. She not only got to see me work the table and sign dozens of books, but also got to meet many of my Northern Nevada friends. (Jen told me afterward that she totally understands how I frequently lose my voice after doing comic conventions, 7-9 hours a day for 2-5 days straight.)

With Ben!


With Greg and Shelly!


With Claudia!


So I’d like to say hi and thanks to Andy Carey (Doc Splatter letter-writer who received a “goodie,” as is tradition), Guy Clifton (look him up in the index of Bimboozled), Frank Mullen (and Susan, by proxy), Nikki Bomagat, Steve Timko (also in Bimboozled, kinda), Claudia Ortega-Lukas and her mom, Nancy’s mom Cherie, Greg Moyle (another Doc Splatter letter-writer, see page 11 of the Doc Splatter Ominous Omnibus), Mark Lindquist and his boys, Vickie Johnson, Jim, Angel and Gabri Bachand, Ben “Buzzy” Martin (we go WAY back, like ninth grade), Shelly Larson (OMG Shelly!), Charles Nemitz, Bryan Allison (by phone), the aforementioned Nancy and Jen. And, of course, the staff at Sundance Books — Dan and Phillip (and Christine and KC by proxy) — for making the signing as smooth as can be and for restocking their shelves with all my books! So in case you missed it, head on down to Sundance, buy a book or two, and bring it by next time I’m up in the Truckee Meadows for another signing!

Oh, and Ben? You’re on page 11 of the Doc Splatter Ominous Omnibus, too!


  1. Karen31 says:

    OH! I wish I could’ve made it!

  2. Medusa says:

    AWESOME. Looks like them there cool jerk books were A-B-C ya later off the shelves. YeeHAAAW. miss you man!

  3. Andy C. says:

    It was great fun and good to meet you! (and the cupcakes were AWESOME!)

  4. Ryan Claytor says:

    Congrats on a successful signing, Paul! :) See you in July.

  5. Our Man Horn says:

    @Medusa: Miss you, too! One of these times, you’re gonna have to show up for some Cool Jerk-related event. And you can come in costume, too!

    @Andy C.: Good to meet you, too! Always interesting to meet a Doc Splatter letter-writer in the flesh. The cupcakes were remarkable — it was tough driving back to San Diego without tearing open my box of extras!

    @Ryan: July is gonna kick ASS!

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