This past weekend I was at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, my very first convention! I had the pleasure of tabling with Jonathan Hill whose skills I envy, and whose company I enjoyed to the max. We were but two literary graphic novelists in a sea of mainstream Marvel-y bigshots. Not to say the bigshots weren’t great company, and hopefully good sports – both Jonathan and I took a stab at illustrating the banner of Clay Mann, whose table was set up across from ours:
(Clearly, Jonathan’s was better.)
The convention was a hoot, with a great many costumes and nerdy soundbites everywhere you turned, and while it wasn’t necessarily a huge money-maker, it was worth it for the experience. It’s always fun talking comics with people, and I appreciate everyone who stopped by! All around it was a good time, even if we weren’t quite as popular as the guys on both sides of us, selling prints of scantily clad heroines. What are you gonna do? Can’t change the tide!
Next up is Stumptown Comics Fest, April 28th and 29th in Portland. Word on the street is that I’ll be on one of the panels there, but I’ll post more details about that when I have them.
Oh, and did I mention I spent the weekend on a boat? My dear friends Nick and Michaela let me stowaway on the Bobby Foster, along with their two cats. Oh Seattle, always with the adventures. I’ll post more photos on facebook, but how’s this for a good looking trio? (That would be Nick, Michaela, and the Bobby Foster of course.)