The HUMANS Bakersfield Bananza!

'Maaaate...

The HUMANS creative team (Keenan Marshall Keller, Tom Neely, and Kristina Collantes + our awesome intern/helper monkey/pin-up artist, Carmen Monoxide) hit Bakersfield, CA last weekend and got to go Apeshit with friends and fans!!!

We hit BAKO early to meet up with photographer/journalist Joseph Michael Ruiz at The MINT for a quick interview and some drinks... Luckily their open at 6 a.m..... so by 10:30 when we arrived, the place was already hoppin'.

Gettin' Ready for the day...

Gettin' Ready for the day...

Signed a few comics while hanging at The MINT.

Signed a few comics while hanging at The MINT.

what a couple of scumbags.

what a couple of scumbags.

"Jesus was a Zombie!! READ YER COMICS!!!" - E. Wilie P. cira 200?

"Jesus was a Zombie!! READ YER COMICS!!!" - E. Wilie P. cira 200?

After a short interview, a few rounds and a couple pics, we made our way to our hotel lobby and watched a drunk woman puke all over the floor (sorry no pics) while cowboys sung shitty ditties around the fireplace. A PBR (professional bull riding) tournament was taking place next door to our hotel and people were raging. Then ZIG-ZAGS showed up and we hit a noodle joint before the show.

THEN WE HIT BABYLON!!!

THEN WE HIT BABYLON!!!

The party started at Babylon with us doing some signings and drinking a bit more...

hangin at Babylon before the party started.

hangin at Babylon before the party started.

1st up Douche Metal brought the thunder. (featuring the nites promoter David Michael Lopez)

Then The Sorority powered thru a killer set!!!

The Sorority stayed hydrated...

The Sorority stayed hydrated...

and RAAAGED!!!

and RAAAGED!!!

Then our good friends Zig-Zags killed!!!!

Covered in SLIME! SLIME!! SLIME! SLIME! SLIME!!!!!

Covered in SLIME! SLIME!! SLIME! SLIME! SLIME!!!!!


Zig-Zags fuckin' rule. Heavy shredders. They kill. Vid by Joseph Michael Ruiz.

The nite was a blast! Bands Ruled! and it was great to hang with some of our fans!

The nite was a blast! Bands Ruled! and it was great to hang with some of our fans!

Thanks Babylon!!!

Thanks Babylon!!!

The next day we awoke a bit hungover with our ears ringing still and made our way to the Bakersfield Comic-Con!

The HUMANS were in full effect at Bakersfield Comic-Con.

The HUMANS were in full effect at Bakersfield Comic-Con.

Tom Neely with his other works: The Blot, The Wolf, Popeye Collection (IDW -featuring Tom and several other artists), Your Disease Spread Quick, and the cult classic Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever.

Tom Neely with his other works: The Blot, The Wolf, Popeye Collection (IDW -featuring Tom and several other artists), Your Disease Spread Quick, and the cult classic Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever.

Keenan Marshall Keller with a bunch of comics from his micro publishing imprint, Drippy Bone Books and holding issue #1 of his series, Force Majeure. 

Keenan Marshall Keller with a bunch of comics from his micro publishing imprint, Drippy Bone Books and holding issue #1 of his series, Force Majeure. 

It was a well attended fest. Pretty good turn out!

It was a well attended fest. Pretty good turn out!

Tom did a few cover sketches.

Tom did a few cover sketches.

The "Poor Man's" Predator had us dying...

The "Poor Man's" Predator had us dying...

HUMANS homie, Tom Kleve stopped by to show off his new tattoo based off The HUMANS pin-up for issue #9 by killer artist, Alexis Zirrit (if you don't know his work, just go and buy Space RIders right now! The collection just came out!!! It rulez.)

HUMANS homie, Tom Kleve stopped by to show off his new tattoo based off The HUMANS pin-up for issue #9 by killer artist, Alexis Zirrit (if you don't know his work, just go and buy Space RIders right now! The collection just came out!!! It rulez.)

Tom K. was also sporting his homemade Satan'z Minions patch!!

Tom K. was also sporting his homemade Satan'z Minions patch!!

The Bakersfield Comic-Con was a good time.

The Bakersfield Comic-Con was a good time.

The WHOLE weekend was a blast... We wished we'd taken more photos but thankfully, Joseph Michael Ruiz documented both events and let us use his photos! His are all the good looking ones!!! Thanks Joseph!

Joseph Michael Ruiz whom documented the entire weekend. Thanks Joseph!

Joseph Michael Ruiz whom documented the entire weekend. Thanks Joseph!

Also, thanks to David for helping put together the show and having Douche Metal play. 

Thanks toThe Sorority for coming out and playing the gig! Great to meet those guys!

Much love to Zig-Zags for making the trip and raging with us! Those dudes are a blast!

& BIG thanks to Steve Wyatt for hooking us up and inviting us to Bakersfield Comic-Con!! Maybe we can come back next year??!!!

and tons of love to all the fans whom came out to support at either event!! HUMANS FOR LIFE!

Cheers Bakersfield!!! It was a blast Monkey-Fuckers!!

Cheers Bakersfield!!! It was a blast Monkey-Fuckers!!