Niagara Gazette —
No, he's doing it on purpose. It's all part of the style which makes up the crisp edges of "Our Everyday Lives Include Coffee," the comic book he drew, wrote and published by himself.
So, why a comic book? Hojberg said the medium is perfect for what he wanted to accomplish.
"I am really into art, into a lot of different mediums," he said. "But I decided a comic book is really ... everything. You can put a painting in there, you can put a beautiful coffee-stained image in there. And it's accessible to everybody, everybody knows what a comic book is."
Hojberg got his start in illustrating when he entered a contest to work with former My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way. He drew a picture of Way with creatively spilled coffee in strategic places and submitted it. Way chose his drawing as the winner, an experience which Hojberg said he was thrilled to be part.
"We've been on a talking basis ever since, so it's been really cool," he said.
Of course, for fans not exhibiting or trying to sell their own creations, conventions like Niagara Falls Comic Con, which continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, are about experience. And these people continue to make conventions worthwhile to attend for the exhibition artists and playful cosplayers who simply want to leave their mark on the world.
Without the fans, these gatherings don't happen.
"(It's about) just meeting the fans," Roberts, the horror artist, said. "They all seem like really nice people. They all share my enthusiasm for this stuff."Contact reporter Timothy Chipp at 282-2311, ext. 2251 or follow on Twitter @timchipp.