Comic Con started early this year when our friends Victoria and Chris (of Wild Things Creations and Squid On My Head) showed up the Saturday before. We did ‘Con prep together over the weekend and went to the “world famous” San Diego Zoo on Tuesday when Scott and Adam (of Me and My Jane fame) arrived.
The show itself was unlike any other I’ve attended in my last seven years of exhibiting. It was incredibly busy like always, but the lulls and rushes seems much more dramatic then in previous years.
As always, I got trapped behind our booth and I didn’t make it around to see everyone I would have liked; however, it was with good, busy, reason. We had Side B signings all day Friday that went fairly well. Everyone got to sign a few books and do sketches so I didn’t feel like we wasted anyone’s time. I was also a complete nerd and had everyone sign my own copy and their other works from my personal collection. (Professionalism at it’s best, folks!) It was great to get to spend some time with everyone, even if we didn’t get to chat too much; and I’d be happy to do it again.
While we didn’t sell as much as last year, we had a great show. We has wonderful neighbors in Real Gone Girl Studios and Wild Things Creations. We sold out of most of our mini-comics and older shirt designs, and sold over 100 books with the trades and minis combined. (Kind of a big deal for us, since we have so many shirts to distract people.)
You can see all the ‘con photos that Mike took on Flickr.
Lots of last minutes updates today, guys. If you’re in the San Diego area, we’re going to be at Comic Con international this week – starting tonight! We’ll be at M04 in Small Press (the big blue booth next to Real Gone Girl Studios).
We’ll be officially debuting Side B: The Music Lover’s Comic Anthology and the new 13-page Me and My Jane mini.
We’re having signings all day Friday to promote Side B. The line up includes: Steve Orlando (11am â€“ 12pm), Jeffrey Brown (12pm – 1pm), Ryan Kelly (1pm – 2pm), Cordus Holdenmauer (2pm – 3pm), Rob Guillory (3pm – 3:30pm), John Issacson (3:30 pm – 4:30pm).
Scott – the genius writer behind Me and My Jane – will be at the booth on Thursday (the 23rd) and Friday (the 24th), along with his roommate Adam (the real life Kellen). So feel free to come by to get your book signed, or come by to buy a book to have signed. I’m sure everyone would dig it!
In other news, I currently have original artwork up for auction over at the LGBT Webcomic Charity Art Auction that benefits The Point Foundation. (TPF is a great organization that strives to help LGBT youth who have been outcast by their families/support systems afford higher education.) The piece up for auction is the original inked drawing for this print:
The auction is only up until Friday the 24th, but all the proceeds from the auction go to The Point Foundation; so please go bid on that.
Also happening this week is the debut of a brand new comic under our belt by the wonderful Sandra K. Fuhr. Her comic, Other People’s Business, is about the down-on-her-luck Daniela “Danny” Alvarez who – after a tragic incident – is being coaxed back into a life of normality by her best friend, sensible sous chef Mercedes. When a smart-mouthed sleazy little thief bursts through Danny’s window and drags her into a world full of conspiracies, cults, and evil corporations, they accidentally gets Danny on the road to feeling human again. The first 6 pages are online now, and it’s a great read, so please go check that out!
Upcoming 2K9 Appearances:
With Comic Con International only 21 days away, I felt I should let you know about the artist signings we’ll have at our booth (Small Press booth M4) to promote Side B on Friday. You can come by and meet the following lovely artists from 11am to 4:30pm:
So feel free to come by to get your book signed, or come by to buy a book to have signed. I’m sure the artists would dig it!