I had a good time at this one-day show in Philadelphia yesterday. I drove up from home, travel time about 1 and 1/4 hours, and there was a parking garage across the street from the venue, part of the University of Pennsylvania. Here’s the outside. Continue reading
Poster by Rob Woods
I’m looking forward to this one-day show next Saturday in the University area of Philadelphia, west of center city, from 10 AM to 6 PM. My friend and fellow letterer John Workman will be there, and the two of us are doing a panel at noon. Don’t know exactly what we’ll talk about, nothing is planned, but hopefully it will be entertaining. (Panels are at the Locust Moon shop a few blocks from the show.) Other guests include Jim Steranko, Farel Darymple, JG Jones, Chrissie Zullo, Dean Haspiel, Dave Bullock, Kim Deitch, Terry LaBan, and a few dozen other comics creators. I’ll have a table, and all my prints available for purchase. Of course I’ll be happy to sign anything I’ve worked on and chat. The Locust Moon crew, led by Chris Stevens and Josh O’Neill are great people. You may have seen their fine comics anthology from Dark Horse, ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE. They love comics, and are going to make this show fun for everyone. If you’re in the area, hope to see you there!
Images © Todd Klein.
I drove to Baltimore Saturday Morning and arrived on the Con floor a little after noon. Overall it was about like last year as far as size and number of participants, though folks I talked to seemed to think more people were buying things this year, always a good sign. I wandered around, as I usually do, meeting and talking to friends and a few fans who recognized me, and taking photos of things that caught my eye. I also missed friends I knew were there, but so it goes in a big, crowded room. Continue reading
I’ve been so busy lately I’ve neglected to mention here that I’ll be at the Baltimore Comic-Con next Saturday. I’m driving over from home Saturday morning, and should be there around noonish. Stop me and say hi if you see me. There will be lots of folks I know and work with there, and some of them will be on the…
… from 3 to 5 PM, including Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Adam Hughes, Barry Kitson, Chrissie Zullo, Shelly Bond, myself and probably others. If you’re going to the con, hope to see you there.
I’ll also be at the Harvey Awards Saturday evening, a proud nominee. Perhaps I’ll see some of you there, as well. Should be a fun day!
© Zander Cannon and Stan Sakai, respectively.
Most years when I’m walking around Artist’s Alley in San Diego chatting to friends and making some new ones, I’m given a few samples. This year there were two that stand out.
The latest mini-comic from Zander Cannon, “Space Slug, You Are Boomed.” continues his series about his very funny son Jin. Zander is always putting quotes from Jin on Facebook, and usually I tend to skip by such things, but Jin really is quite entertaining. I’m not sure how you might get one of these, but you might contact Zander on his Big Time Attic website to find out.
Stan Sakai continues to produce great work like Usagi Yojimbo, and this year’s sketchbook has plenty of that as well as some other things he’s working on like 47 RONIN for Dark Horse. And there are some funny short strips about Stan and his work here, too, such as what Usagi thinks about Stan taking time off to work on another book. Again, I’m not sure how one might get a copy, but you might try contacting Stan through the Usagi Yojimbo website.
And both Zander and Stan are on Facebook, so you might reach them there.