Sunday, November 24, 2013

Comic book show wrap up

Winston Salem was a fun trip. I was with my best friend Jeff so it was a fun ride and we were set up next to each other at the show so it made for a good convention as well.  Jay and Eddies put on a good show with a good crowd of people. I wish I could have gotten a few more comics into the hands of potential readers (but that never changes, anytime I come home with copies left I feel I could have done better) but I got to talk with a lot of con-goers who seem genuinely interested and entertained with hearing about my comics.  So thank you all for a good time, and thanks to Jay and Eddie's for putting it on.

The really neat thing about that area is that they have 3 comic stores in that area. Jay and Eddies (Who put on the show), Burke Street comics (whom I met on a trip through Winston, not too long ago and who talked to me about iNTERMEZZO and how he enjoys it) and Ssalefish (whose store is in the same spot as a Heroes Arent hard to Find satellite store that was open for a long time, and I went to semi frequently as a kid and have great memories of). For that area to have 3 stores (when my town of Wilson can have trouble sustaining one) is encouraging; that the fan base is strong, you just have to find it.

While at the show I met a guy who had read the first 8 issues and picked up the 9th. He told me his favorite character was Fire Ant.  I admit that I was a little taken aback by that. Although I think he is a fantastic design; I once had someone look at him on the cover of issue 3 and correctly guess his name, that is a successful character design.  But Fire Ant plays the part of the straight man (to use the Vaudevillian term) in the Legion of Injusticeness story, so he is not the one who I thought would stand out as a favorite.  Goes to show you how once the story leaves my head, it is then the readers story. They get to pick their favorites, and they are drawn to characters that appeal to them.
That was a great moment for me.

But that leads me to the idea... what are your favorites? Post or email me at and let me know, because now I am really curious.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Returning to Winston Salem Nov 23rd

I will be attending Jay and Eddie's comic book show this Saturday. I went once before and had a great show, so I am looking forward to going back.  Winston Salem is very close to home, and I have visited a lot of shops in the area (Burke Street comics, Ssalefish, and the places in Greensboro Acme Comics, Parts Unknown).  It's so different than around Wilson, where we have one comic shop that is struggling to get by.  It just feels like there is a big fan base of stuff I like there, and it makes me want to go back.  I hope to become a regular around there.

Have some stuff to get ready beforehand.  Always good to keep me busy.

Friday, November 15, 2013


So I have sort of figured out how to post on this...
A bit of an odd week for me. The show went really well for me, but some personal issues are draining my optimism.  Working on a few things, and hopefully will do a comic show soon and maybe see my Mom (both things are related to the funk I am in).

Overall I think I am just feeling pretty powerless.  That's the worst way to feel.

I hope I bounce back, but I'm not that good at that lately.

My blog page won't let me post anything other than a title, just one more thing...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pics of NCComicon

Pics of the con are being posted on my Flickr page, as well as a bunch from Roanoke. Check them out, both shows were a lot of fun.

Monday, November 11, 2013

NC Comicon

That was the best showing at a convention I've ever had! I had the best location I could hope for, met TONS of people and got to show them my art, my comics, and talk about whatever.  It was pretty awesome.

My only complaint is that I couldn't just leave my tables for hours on end and watch the comic film festival.  Those looked awesome, I could have made a weekend of just that and been a happy geek.

It was a whirlwind of activity, and I am exhausted.  And I couldn't be happier, it went so much better than I expected.

Friday, November 8, 2013


After work today I am on my way to set up for NCComicon in Durham. A lot of people I know will be there, looking forward to it. I only wish I had time to see their movie festival cuz that looks awesome.

Come by and see me at the show. Say the magic phrase and win a prize...
"Knowing is half the battle"
Also acceptable is ... "Hey! You're that famous guy from Bear Butt Comics!"
Cuz I'm a sucker for flattery.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Roanoke pics

I've posted several pictures taken at the Roanoke Comicon on my flickr and facebook pages.  They had a lot of neat costumes, check it out.

Here is the obligatory picture of pretty women in skimpy, sort of comic related costumes.


NCComicon... Durham, NC... big comic convention... this weekend (Nov 9th and 10th)... lots of stuff to do... trying to get ready... very busy... gotta go.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Post Roanoke Post

I had a very good show at Roanoke this past Saturday.  They had a huge crowd, and I met a lot of people and a good number of them bought a comic, art print, original sketch, or craft.  It was a variety of things sold, with no big seller. That is very cool to me, it means that people are finding something to fit their taste.

So great show, then got lost on the way home. That happens to me a lot, so Wendy and I have bought me a smart phone so I can use the GPS Directions app thingy from now on.

I have a bunch of pictures that I will post soon.

Next up... NCComicon this weekend!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Roanoke comicon

Getting on the road for my first comicbook convention I have had in months.  Anyone who tells me happy birthday tomorrow wins a prize (its not my birthday, but it feels like it).