Category Archives: Con Reports

Baltimore Comic-Con Update

The Exhibit Hall map has just been put up on the Con’s website, and I will be at booth #1223. It’s the same general area I was in last year, straight back from the Exhibit Hall entrance and a little toward the left, but facing the other direction. John and Cathy Workman will again be in the booth behind me, so we have merely a curtain between us. On either side of me are legendary inkers Tom Palmer and Bob Wiacek, which should make for some interesting conversations!  Jerry Ordway will be next to John Workman on one side, I can’t identify who will be on the other side.

I will be on one panel at the Con, The Ahoy Comics panel from 4 to 5 PM in Room 343-344, and I will be at the ‘Ringo Awards Saturday evening. I plan to be at my table most of the time otherwise, hope to see you there if you’re going!

Baltimore in Two Weeks!

Friday afternoon, Sept. 28th through Sunday afternoon, Sept. 30th I will be a guest and have a table at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Above is my setup from last year, this year will probably be about the same, though I don’t know where I’ll be sitting. They haven’t yet released the Exhibition Hall Map. I will have prints (and maybe other things) for sale, last year’s excellent table assistant Andrea Bergner will be there again to help, and I look forward to seeing and talking with some of you then. This will be my only convention appearance of the year, so do come if you can make it!

Hall of Famers DAVE GIBBONS and KAREN BERGER

Photos © Todd Klein, from 2009 and 2003.

Congratulations to Dave Gibbons and Karen Berger for their Eisner Hall of Fame awards. Friends and colleagues for decades, talented creators and excellent people. Well deserved!

Here’s a link to my article about working with Dave Gibbons in the early days.

The Old Songs Folk Festival, 2018

Last weekend Ellen and I made our third trip up to Altamont NY, near Albany, for the annual Old Songs Folk Festival. My long-time friend Tim and his son Gabe were also there, Tim goes every year. We’re on about an every third year schedule. The predominant music style is folk, closely followed by blues and celtic music, with a smattering of other styles and genres. About two dozen headline acts are there, and we always enjoy them. During the day (starting at 3 PM Friday) there are seven venues of varying sizes holding all kinds of workshops, performances and jams. On Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon there is a multi-act concert on the main stage lasting about three hours. Tim and Gabe camped there, we stayed in a motel about 10 miles away that turned out to be hard to find late at night when we were tired, but we got there eventually. Continue reading

See you in Baltimore!

I’m honored to be a nominee for the ‘Ringo Award again this year, given at the Baltimore Comic-Con, and I have again been invited as a Con Guest. I will be there from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon (probably about 2 PM), and will have my prints and other items for sale at my table. The con is Friday Sept. 28 to Sunday Sept. 30, the ‘Ringo Awards are given Saturday evening. My excellent table assistant Andrea Bergner has agreed to help out again this year, yay! She’s great. Hope to see you there!