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It’s hard to believe that SDCC 2010 is almost over. It’s been a blast so far. While we’ve sold out of a few items, The Tired Girl Collective still has lots of fun merchandise available. We hope to see all of you you we’ve missed while you do your Sunday shopping.

Thanks to Nerdlike for the shout-out!

The Tired Girls are going…strong?…well, we’re going for the duration! There are two full days of San Diego Comic-Con 2010 to go and we really think you need to stop by, say hi, and take a look at our cool mix of stuff. We’ve been so happy to see those of you who have stopped by. Old friends, return customers, family, new friends.

Digital Art by Ren

We’re in the Small Press Pavilion, table M3. We’re RIGHT under the Small Press sign hanging from the ceiling at the back of the exhibit hall, between aisles 1600 and 1700. Hope to see you soon!

The Tired Girls are gearing up for San Diego Comic-Con, which is coming up July 23-25th. We’ll be in the Small Press Pavilion at table M3. Please stop by, say hi, and check out our new and “classic” merchandise.

Fun & Reasonably Priced Tired Girl Merchandise

Come check out our fun handmade and self-published items. The majority of what we sell is less than $20 with many things under $10. Meanwhile, we’ll be busy prepping between power naps.

Through today only, you can save 15% on purchases at Lulu with the coupon code: SHADOW. It’s short notice, but now might be a good time to check out my books if you have a urge to read some silly poetry and photos inspired by adorable critters such as hamsters, guinea pigs, squirrels, and more. They also make great gifts and don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching.

Feel free to pass on the info to friends or family who might get a kick out of Hamster Haiku, Squirrel Sonnets & other Rodent Rhymes, or Piggie Poems.


Okay, truth be told, I know at least 2 out of the 3 Tired Girls* had their butts kicked by Comic-Con. Perhaps we are getting old. At some point I might do a proper update. For now, you get a lousy photo.

The Tired Girl (+ 1 Boy) Collective Table at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con

Tired Girl Collective @ 2009 San Diego Comic-Con

If you click on the photo, it will take you to flickr where I’ve put some notes to explain what’s what. Thank you to any of you who stopped by! It was especially fun to catch up with friends, some attending SDCC for the first time, and to see repeat customers. Thanks all!

*I need to check in with #3, as well as the boy, to see how they fared.

Comic-Con 2009 here we come! Ready or not! It’s in *gulp* a week and I’m just getting to updating this thing. So, in brief, this is where you will find the Tired Girl (+ 1 Boy) Collective in San Diego:

You will find us in all of our pink (and purple) and goofy nerdiness in the Small Press area, table M07, between aisles 1600-1700.  We’ll be on a corner right in front of the stairs leading down into the back of the hall.

Tired Girl Collective @ Felt Club

Tired Girl Collective @ Felt Club, December 2008

We will have artfully designed and illustrated greeting cards, art, and tote bags from Ren, an eclectic mix of handmade jewelry by Ms. Smith, and along with usual rodent poems and crafts, some handmade tote bags from Jodi. There will definitely be some new surprises this year.

Joining the ladies is a special Friend of the Tired Girls, Nathan Hamill, who will be selling his hot-off-the-press original vinyl figure, Boris the Raccoon.

Boris the Raccoon by Nathan Hamill

Boris the Raccoon by Nathan Hamill

We’re looking forward to seeing you in San Diego!

The Tired Girls survived their 3rd Comic-Con in San Diego last month! This year, we were back to the original three women and had more than enough wares to fill our table. We debuted several new items this year.

Photo courtesy of Helen Jen

Ms. Smith sold her limited edition Biological Clocks, along with a collection of short stories (featuring the well-loved “Mom Fight!”) and a beautiful poetry book made with exquisite paper. Several were purchased as gifts.

Jodi, aka SnarkyDork, once again provided everything that is hamster or rodent. In addition to her book Hamster Haiku, she sold her latest self-published work Squirrel Sonnets & other Rodent Rhymes. There were, of course, hamster balls, but new for this year amigurumi hamsters, which were quite popular.

Ren brought her talent for illustration in new and exciting ways. She had her always in-demand cards,  prints, tote bags, etc. of her Little Dreamers, Rude Food, Nerdy Girl, and others. This year she introduced some very cool new collections including Pirate Grrrrls and Pin-Up Girls for nerds. Very nifty.

We will hopefully be at a craft show or two this winter, just in time for the holidays! Any info will be posted here, so check back or add us to your feed reader.