In 2005 the Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda, Maryland asked me to create a promotional poster for their show. Owly deputed (in mini-comic form) at the 2003 SPX, and I've always loved its wonderful atmosphere, so I jumped at the chance! They sold these posters at the show and Top Shelf sold them for a few years after… but I thought they were all gone. A few weeks ago I found a few (about 10 of each size) hidden away in a flat-file at my mom's house, so I wanted to offer them here for any Owly fan who wants something special. :)
The poster is colored by my friend, the incredibly talented cartoonist and famed Bone colorist, Steve Hamaker!

It's a matte print on poster paper and comes in two sizes. The 12" x 18" size has a white border that's 7/8" and the 14" x 22" has a 1/2" border. The poster features all kinds of animal friends from the Owly's world and beyond. I was working on Flying Lessons at the time and Rocky (the little Flying Squirrel) is hiding in the trees. Many of the other animal friends are based on Indie cartoonists (many of them made another appearance in the 2011 Indie Island Poster).
Owly 2005 SPX Poster
(12" x 18" - 7/8" border)
Owly 2005 SPX Poster
(14" x 22" - 1/2" border)
Below are the Owly Store shipping rates for deliveries anywhere in the U.S.A.
$1 - $49 :$5.00 shipping
$50 - $99:$10.00 shipping
$100 -> up:$20.00 shipping
We have to charge a few dollars more to ship to Canada. Those rates are below:
$1 - $49 :$10.00 shipping
$50 - $99:$20.00 shipping
$100 -> up:$30.00 shipping
Outside of North America? Don't worry. We can ship all over the world! :) International Owly Store shipping rates are below:
$1 - $49 :$20.00 shipping
$50 - $99:$30.00 shipping
$100 -> up:$40.00 shipping
Once you place your order we'll get it packed up safe and in the mail to you as soon as possible!
If you have any questions about your purchase, please cotact me at! :)