Hey, Comic-Con in San Diego is next Wednesday! And I’ll be there at my usual haunt, Booth 2000 in the Independent Press Pavillion. I’ll be set up alongside Ben Thompson of
the awesomely-awesome Badass book series (which has even featured a piece or two by me). Together we’re the LOVE and HATE tattooed on the knuckles of the hand of the convention. Or something like that.
I’m not doing any panels this year as far as I know, so if you want to hear me blather about Love and Capes, you’ll have to come see me. You’ll have to come down here, Khan!
Sorry, I thought I was William Shatner for a minute. That happens sometimes.
In addition to talking and chatting and posing for pictures, here’s some stuff worth stopping by for:
Thursday, from about 9:30am-12:00pm the lovely and talented Amy Ratcliffe will be cosplaying as a female Crusader. This was inspired by a cover for Love and Capes: What To Expect #5… oh, wait, you haven’t seen that yet, have you?
I’ll be signing at the IDW booth, Thursday from 3:00pm-4:00pm.
I will have all-new copies of all three Love and Capes collections, including the so-hard-to-find third trade. There are some fixes that have been made in these new printings, including fixing the two pages that were flopped out of order in the second one.
I will also have the first new issue of Love and Capes: What to Expect in glorious con-exclusive form! This cover features Mark and Abby figuring out baby names. You’ll notice Abby’s notepad has a blank area where I can write your name (or other name of choice) onto the cover. Since I drew it and lettered it, Abby and I do have the same handwriting.
And, thanks to Geekdom War over at booth B-04, I will have some brand-new Love and Capes t-shirts, including this Chibi style shirt that I’m thrilled to see actually produced! Be sure to stop by their booth and see their selection of Love and Capes and other shirts.
I’ll be debuting my Rhinos Bowling art book that was started by Kickstarter. If you’re already a backer and are attending already, contact me and I’ll have it at the booth ready for you. It’s available in softcover ($25) and hardcover ($50) and in limited numbers here at the show.
I’ll also have some of of my San Diego Con Prints, showing Crusader and Darkblade enjoying some fine ribs at the Kansas City Barbecue.
As usual, I’ll also be taking commissions, and feel free to e-mail me and be sure to get on the list! I’ll be selling a lot of the pre-drawn con pieces that have been on my site this last month or two, too. And I’ll be signing and posing for pictures and all that fun stuff as well.
Comic-Con is a huge show and a massive part of my career. I’ve often described it as not so much a sprint as a Battaan Death March. And while there’s a lot of hurdles to the show, travel and shipping and printing and setup and forms and taxes and booth space, here’s the thing: If the worst part of my professional year is the part where I have to spend a week in San Diego and talk and promote the work I’m proudest of and the thing I know without a doubt that I was put on this Earth to do, it’s not so bad.
I mean, some people have to wear ties to work.