Thursday, December 18, 2014

Road trip and anniversary

I went to the Charlotte Comicon on Dec 14th, which is always a good show.  I had decent sales but left early because I pinched a nerve the night before and was in a lot of pain.  Still am.

While at the show I presented my wife Wendy with her present for our 20th anniversary.  She said we needed to skip the show because of my pain, but I kept insisting "I need to go."  That was because I commissioned a painting from the artist John Hairston Jr., and it was amazing.  She was surprised and blown away by it.  Made the pain of that day worth it.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Road trip, and comic book convention

I will be attending the Charlotte Comiccon on Dec 14th, this Sunday.  It is a chance to meet my wife Wendy as well, as we will be going together.  They always have a good show and this one is expanding to be even bigger.

Should be lots of fun, with a few surprises as well (I hope, more on that later).

To anyone who wishes me or Wendy "Happy Anniversary" you will get a free prize.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Issue 12

I have been getting quite a bit done on issue 12 the past week.  As much as I could with Thanksgiving, and relatives coming.  I am getting back into the swing, still trying to find the balance between the next issue and other prints, painting, and Christmas commissions.

But most importantly I am drawing and working.  The obsession is still at work.  The comics and the art still lighten my mind, which gets so dark these days.  Not a lot is going smoothly these days, but when I sit at my drawing table it feels like it is.

Very good news (and something else that makes me happy), my 20th anniversary is coming in the next few weeks.  My wife is always what keeps me going through everything.  Sometimes it is surprising it has been 20 years, but sometimes it is surprising that there was anything before her.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Post NCComiccon post

Overall things went ok.  It was pretty good for sales.  Some things I have been working on didn't do as well as I had hoped, but no big deal, other stuff did.  Not the best show I've done, but in the top five.

But afterwards, I am having a lot of trouble getting motivated to do anything.  And I mean anything.  I still have a long way to go on issue 12, I still have a day job that I suck at, and I still feel like a colossal failure most of the time.  I still have a scanner that is the bane of my existence, and now my computer has been "fixed" but lost photoshop.

Maybe its just a post show let down, paired with some other stuff.  I just could use something to go my way.  Take 2 steps forward, get kicked in the groin.


Obsession vs Depression.  Guess who's winning.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What I have been doing

I had a few days off of work around the weekend and holiday, which was very nice.  I have been getting some artwork ready for NCComiccon.  Aside from just getting so fed up with Staples, nothing has been happening.  The copy choices in Wilson, NC are extremely limited.  Also finished some one of a kind pieces.

A mental tangent has started, so a few friends and I are starting a geek equivalent of fantasy football, we are starting a FANTASY LAFF A LYMPICS LEAGUE.  Which will be a Facebook creative story telling exercise.

All in all, a great weekend.  Now back to work for a few days until NCComiccon this weekend.

Monday, November 3, 2014


Been working to get some things ready for NC Comiccon, always one of the biggest shows I do.  It is in Durham, which is not far away from me.  I have several fun ideas for prints, as well as a couple of other unique paintings and crafts.

This show has consistently been good to me, so I want to bring the best of my work.  Unfortunately I have been putting off working on issue #12 because of that (and other shows).  I have the story written, and blocked out, and the first 11 pages penciled.  I have some vacation time coming soon.  I am looking forward to sitting and working on the other projects, but especially issue 12.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Charlotte Pop Swap

Saturday Oct 25th I will be set up at Heroes Aren't Hard to Find's store for their Pop Swap event.  As many times as I have been to Heroescon since the late 80s, I have never been inside their store.  Kinda weird.  As always looking forward to having a fun day.  Hope to see lots of people. 

Anyone who says the secret phrase "The Funk of Forty Thousand Years" will get a prize.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Roanoke trip

I had a great show at Roanoke followed by a nice visit with my Mom and cousin this weekend.  A little tired, but a good comic book show always keeps me going for a while.  Roanoke has consistently been one of my best one day shows.  Its a long trip but always worth it.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

creative, somewhat productive, but a bit down

That describes me as well as anything right now.  I have done some pages, some single pics that I may make prints of, and I have a con in Roanoke VA on Oct 18th.  Still a bit down.  I'm not getting as much done as I would like, and I am having some rough times at work (the day job).  I really treasure the time working on Intermezzo, or any art, but I've never been able to do it full time.  Think how much I could do with 8 hours a day of drawing time.  I think I could actually have a monthly book.  Wow, that boggles the mind.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Had a big day at Nostalgia Newsstand's comic convention in Greenville, NC today.  One of my biggest 1 day shows ever.  Lots of fun, lots of people.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Greenville, NC convention

I love going to Greenville for a con.  I still go to Greenville a lot, it is where I go to get comics since the local shop in Wilson closed, and it is where I went to college, so it is almost like a hometown for me.  So I love going and showing my art and comics.  Saturday, Sept 27th.  Will be awesome.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Post show

So Winston Salem Comic Con was fun, sold a few comics, some framed prints, and I got to bring out my 14 foot high Bear Butt Comics sign.  Afterwards I went to visit my mom and my favorite cousin.  It was long and I feel a bit tired, but I am very glad I went.

I had someone ask me if I was the person with the secret phrase.  She couldn't remember what it was, but still.  I gave her a prize anyway.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Finally, a convention

Winston Salem Comic con is this Saturday.  It has been too long for me.  I have done several shows in Winston Salem but this is the first I've been to put on by Burke St Comics.  I am so looking forward to this.

My day job is weighing heavy on me lately, it is always good to get to a convention but now especially.

Anyone who sees this give me the secret phrase "A couch!" and get a prize.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Winston Salem

First comic book convention in a while is coming up on 09/13.  Winston Salem, looking forward to it.  I have found that Winston has a good, diverse crowd of comic fans.  I like doing shows there and meet a lot of friendly people.  Now to make sure I have enough stuff to take with me.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Getting back to drawing

So I went to the drawing board and did some penciling last night.  You know it has been too long when you can smell something burning, and realize it is the lamp on the drawing table burning off the dust on it.  Had a lot happening and I have been a bit down lately.  Drawing is a nice way to feel better.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Needing a fix

I am irritable, cranky, and generally unhappy.  I need a comic book show and the next one isn't until Sept 13th.  It's just generally been a crappy few weeks for me.  I hope to shake it soon, usually for me that means getting to work on Intermezzo.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Its been a long time

A long time since I wrote a blog entry.  With the play, trying to clean up after the play, and just generally recovering, I have been pretty beat.  But since It is all over I can start concentrating on writing more, and starting the art for issue 12.  I have it written and thumbnailed.  Next week I work the late shift, so I have the mornings free to start drawing.
Coming up I will be in the Winston-Salem Comic con on Sept 13th, and Nostalgia Newstand show in Greenville, NC on Sept 27.  Hopefully, more to come.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Shows, Shakespeare and stuff

I went to Winston Salem for Jay and Eddie's Comic Book Show on Saturday.  Had a nice time, saw a lot of people I knew, that is getting to be a real favorite thing of mine.  I try to socialize more with the people I meet at shows (instead of just jumping back on the road for the long ride home), and I am getting better about that.  Comics (or at least making mine) has always been such a solitary and private thing, I think I overlooked the social aspect of it all.  Just keeping in touch with people you see at shows makes it a lot different.  I made a point of that in Heroescon last month and then again in Winston Salem on Saturday.  Glad I did.

Now I have a production to finish here.  The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is a play I am directing here in Wilson, NC.  That has been a lot of fun and hard work getting together.  But I have a great group of people working on it and it is going to be an amazing show.  A different creative vibe flowing.

The next shows I have are Winston Salem and Greenville, NC.  More details to follow.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Comic show in Winston Salem

I am working a lot on directing a play called The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).  If you have the chance you should see it.  If you have the chance to see mine, then all the better.  It is one of the funniest things on the planet.  And I don't consider that to be an exaggeration.

I have work tomorrow, then rehearsal tomorrow night, and then I wake up early and go to Jay and Eddie's Comic Book Show.  I need my comic book convention fix, it will be fun.  I will get to see some dealers that I have gotten to know better, and some artists that I see more and more frequently.

And if anyone walks up to me and says the magic phrase "Bob stole my arm and painted it blue" you win a prize.

If someone walks up wearing a costume from my comic Intermezzo, I will throw so much free $#!&! your way you won't be able to carry it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jay and Eddies comic book show

I have not posted on here lately.  After Heroescon I have been very busy.  But today I am home with back trouble, so I will take the time to update what I am doing.

I have a con this Saturday in Winston Salem, Jay and Eddie's comic book show.  I have been there many times and really enjoy it.  I also hope to keep in touch with some people I haven't seen in a while.  Unless things get worse with my back.

Issue 12 is plotted and soon to be scripted.  It has taken some time for me to get started on this.  My free time has been spent in rehearsals for a play I am directing, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).  It is one of the funniest scripts on the planet.  It will be presented the last weekend of July and the first weekend of August.  After that I can go full speed to issue 12.

Issue 12 will be an action packed issue neck deep in the Bootooth Saga.  I like it already.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Heroescon 2014 Pics

Pics from the show are on my Flickr page.  Go over and check them out.  Very fun stuff.

Ok... Heroescon

Long, exhausting, possibly even will get me sick, and a REALLY AWESOME WEEKEND!

I visited more people, sold a fair amount, actually made table cost and then some (Which is a first for me at Heroescon).  Did not buy as much as I would have liked, but that is probably for the best.

I had a good location, displayed some new stuff.  Overall it was very energizing.

Way back in the day I was 16 or 17, my first comic book convention was Hereoescon.  It was in a hotel.  It seemed huge to me then, but it was tiny compared to what it is now.

Ahhh.  The next show will be July 19th, Jay and Eddie's comic book show in Winston Salem, NC.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Wendy (of course)

Issue #11 is officially ordered.  Wendy loaded the files at the library.  She always comes up with solutions.  So it is going to be here (hopefully) in time for Heroescon (I say hopefully because I am a pessimist, Ka-Blam has always made their deadlines with me).

I am sure Wendy did that because she loved me, but there is a part of me who just thinks she couldn't put up with me freaking out about it anymore.  6 of one...

So soon Issue #11 will be available.  And I will stress over issue #12.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Rassa Frassa Frassa

So I spent hours trying to get issue 11 to load to the Ka-Blam website last night, and nothing.  I am disappointed, pissed off, aggravated, distraught, and depressed all in one.  I have a short time for me to get it to them so I can get it in time for Heroescon in Charlotte on June 20th.

I am pretty sure it is caused by a virus on my computer that I can't get rid of.  It makes the daily usage a pain in the ass, constant pop ups, links on every page that shouldn't be there, but take you to ads, and suddenly your web page forwards to a game site.

I don't get enough credit for not breaking the things I want to.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Breaking stereotypes

So I was wrapping up the last few pages of Intermezzo issue 11, in which I am using a lot of artwork I created for the story of Huh the Cosmic Polar Bear back in the 90's (I did the same in issues 9 &10, but with fewer pages).  I had taken a lot of these pages and rearranged panels in Photoshop to fit the page count and better layout design.  As I finished one of the last pages that I simply added a caption to an existing page, I realized something.  I forgot to include that page in the numbering of the book, so instead of a 24 page book it is 25.

So now my solutions are (a) shrink more pages so I can fit it in a 24 page book, or (b) un-shrink other pages and expand to a 28 page book (Printing makes it necessary to print in increments of four).

So just because I am a fat, nerdy guy with glasses doesn't mean that I am smart.  That is profiling, and profiling is wrong.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Intermezzo Spotting

A friend tagged me in a picture on Facebook.  Foundation's Edge, a comic book shop in Raleigh, NC near NC State's campus had copies of Intermezzo on their shelves.


That was a minor geekgasm for me.  (Minor/major)

Plus I went to Nostalgia Newstand, which is the closest comic book shop for me now.  They still have copies I took them on their shelves too.

I hope your day was good.  I've had a good one.  And Dr. Scanner isn't working, but its ok today.

Free Comic Book Day

With the Hobby Shop gone I have no plans for FCBD.  That is just as well I think.  I have been on the road a lot.  I hope to take some time off and then have a lot of new stuff available for Heroescon.  So far I am working on a couple of new print ideas, some new collage pieces, and of course issue 11.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

No local comics

The Hobby Shop, the only local comic book store in Wilson, NC has closed, and been cleared out of the building.

Its a bummer for me on many levels; friends of mine ran it, it was the place where I would buy comics, it was the place where I would play Heroclix, and it was the first place where you could walk in and see a copy of Intermezzo on the stands.

It will be missed very deeply.

Go and watch.  This is one of my favorite Kirby Krackle songs.

Monday, April 28, 2014

The nicest rejection or the harshest praise

So I went with Wendy to the VA Comicon yesterday.  First the location on Facebook, when you clicked on it gave you directions to a location that they use for other shows, but not this one.  So we were late getting there and setting up, and I hate that (Well, the doors had just opened when we started getting things on the table, later than I like).  So I was grumpy to start with, but being at a comic book show will always help that.

  But the show itself had some of the most complimentary people I have ever seen.  They talked a lot about how they liked this, or how funny that is, etc.  Then they would walk away.  Not buy anything, but tell you how great they think it is.  So on one hand, it is very nice to hear these things, but it is very perplexing and discouraging for so few people to actually give something a try.

So, it wasn't a good day for me.  Big deal, I have had that before, I have had worse before.  I probably will have again, that's just what I have learned.

Wendy pointed out that most of the people walking around weren't carrying a lot of stuff.  So maybe it was a little off for everyone.

But, I got to have a road trip with Wendy, and that is always good.

So next up will be a break for the month of May, because there have been a lot of shows lately.  And I will take the time to really get ready for Heroescon in Charlotte.  What will I do with that time?  I have no idea.  Let's find out.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Issue 11 is extremely close to completion!

I have finished inking the last page of Issue 11 of iNTERMEZZO!  There is still some computer work, the inside covers, and the outside cover to finish, but it is very near!  It will not be nearly the time it took Issue 10 (But The Journey of Brave Ulysses came in the middle, and slowed that one down a lot).  I plan to have it by Heroescon, June 20th.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Post Charlotte Comicon Post

Had an excellent show yesterday.  The Charlotte Comicon has been consistently good for me, and yesterday was no exception.  A fun time, got to meet lots of good people, and see some cool costumes.  There will be pictures posted soon.

This weekend I will be... home.  With my wife, who has been very patient with the amount of conventions over the past month (4 out of 5 weekends have had a convention).  So it will be nice to stay home and spend some time together.

But the next weekend I will be in Richmond.  But Wendy will be with me.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Charlotte on Sunday Apr 13th

So, the end of the workweek.  I get to go to the Charlotte Comicon on Sunday.  Been there a lot of times.  Its always a good time.  They put on a good show.  Charlotte is a big art crowd, more people are into prints and sketches.  Sometimes it is just knowing your audience. 

After this show I have a weekend off and then I have Richmond at the end of the month.  I've done a lot of shows this year.  It's a good thing, I feel like I've met a lot of people, kept in touch with people from past shows, and got my comics in some hands.

But once this show is done, I can concentrate on issue 11.  One more page to ink and the cover.  this one turns things on their ear.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Post show and next show

LexingCon went very well, especially for a first time show.  They had a very good turnout, a very enthusiastic crowd.  They had several events throughout the day (which at times made speaking with the people at my table more difficult, the only negative) and it ran very smoothly.  It was great to go to my hometown for a comic book convention, and to go to the YMCA which I have been to as a kid.  I must say that I am thoroughly disappointed that there were no costumes of the Village People, but Oh well.

This weekend I am doing another convention, this one in Charlotte, and I have done this one several times before and always have a good time.  I have been doing a lot of conventions lately, it seems to be a good thing.  But after the Richmond show at the end of this month I will have a break (also Wendy will be glad to have me home for an uninterrupted time).

Friday, April 4, 2014


Tomorrow I am going to my hometown of Lexington, NC for a comic book convention.  It is their first and I am excited about it.  (A) its a comic book convention and (B) Its in my hometown and I get to be all nostalgic.

Will see Mom and hopefully get some comics into readers hands.

Monday, March 31, 2014


Roanoke Valley Comicon was huge!  It was busy and lots of people checked out my art and comics.  I got to see some familiar faces, but the best thing was that my wife Wendy went with me so it was a great roadtrip.

Just happy today.  Even not counting the sore throat I have had and how that is going to make work such a long day.  It was a great weekend and I have another comic convention this Saturday in my hometown of Lexington, NC.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Roanoke Valley Comicon

I have been doing these shows for a few years now (comic book conventions in general in general, but the Roanoke Valley Comicon in particular).  I have seen these shows grow and expand, and I have gotten a lot of comics into people's hands.  It has its high points and low points, but it feels good to put these ideas into comic book form instead of just letting them run around in my head.  I hope if you are reading this, then you have given one of my "Sequential art daydreams" a try.  If not please do (you go to, and search for Intermezzo, Dyslexic Cosmic, or Journey of Brave Ulysses), and I hope to see you at a show where you can pick one up and try it out.

This Saturday at Roanoke for instance.
Oh, and I do have copies of the new issue 10 for sale, but only a few left.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Unhappy Comics

I went with my wife Wendy and a friend yesterday to get comics from someone.  Her son collected comics from the 90s through 2009 when he died.  There were so many of them she was just giving them away to whoever would take some.  We pulled up in our van and loaded everything she had and took them away.  A nice guy I have met on several occasions told me about it, so I called her and said I'd take care of it.

And its not because I thought this was going to be a gold mine, it's not.  That time period has no big collector's appeal, resell on them will be nominal and offset by the time it will take to organize it and sort through the roughly 6,000 books we have that are stacked in no order in huge cardboard moving boxes.  The big reason I called her and took on a van load of comics is the thought that somewhere, there was a person who was being made unhappy by comic books, and that made me sad.

Comics have been a great joy in my life, that joy has translated into me making my own and publishing it just to make those stories.  The thought that someone had these huge boxes full of comics, and they were causing that person to be upset just made feel like I should help.

So Wendy and I sorted through the first 2 small boxes we had last night, and she was organizing and sorting (so she was happy) and I was looking at a huge amount of stuff I haven't read (so I was happy).  It was just a good night.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

On the Road

The convention in Winston Salem yesterday was very fun.  Sold a lot of comics which makes me feel fantastic.  Talked with a lot of people, drew a sketch of a family as Superman, Supergirl, and Superboy; they were thrilled and it just makes you feel great to see people that excited to get a piece of artwork.  Their pictures are on the flickr page, so you can check them out there.

So next is Roanoke, VA on the 29th.  Always a good time there.
After that I have a show in my hometown of Lexington (NC), then Charlotte, and Richmond at the end of April.  A lot of places coming up, but Wendy is going to a couple with me.

I also sold quite a few issues of #10, that is a good feeling.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Winston Salem and ISSUE 10 OF INTERMEZZO!

I HAVE ISSUE 10 IN HAND!  (Well not in hand right now, because I am typing).  Available for the first time tomorrow at JayandEddies comic book show!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Longest week of the year

Wendy is back in the country and I pick her up late tonight.  Even though she does this trip every year, I can't get over how long the week feels.  I tried to keep myself busy (as always).

I managed to pencil and letter 4 pages of Intermezzo issue 11.  I worked on some older art on the Huh story from the 90's.  I've included older pages in issue 9 and issue 10 (which is at the printer now) and this has even more.

I am also getting ready for next weekend's show in Winston Salem and the week after in Roanoke.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The rest of the month

First, Wendy is getting home this weekend (Yay!)

Next weekend is Jay and Eddie's Comic Book Show in Winston Salem on the 15th.

Then the 26th is Roanoke Valley Comic Con.

Both of these are shows I have done in the past and always look forward to returning.  I hope to do more shows this year (as well as get more comics done).  I should have issue 10 in hand very soon.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

This is what people call my fun week.

My wife Wendy is in Honduras, helping to feed and clothe the hungry and other worthwhile stuff. I am home drawing comic books, and other trivial stuff.  She is gone for a week, and people always joke that I must love this week (my mother-in-law lives with us and she is in Honduras too) they say I must do nothing but draw and have fun.

I hope I get a lot done this week, I tend to get so down about her being gone and worried about her that I am not nearly as productive as I want to be.

It sure will be a long week.  Maybe I can keep drawing this year.

I have started issue 11, it is already well under way and will not take nearly as much time to complete as issue 10 (he types while trying to distract himself and get busy).

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Off to the printer

Last night, after a couple of days of my computer not allowing me to load the files to Ka-Blam, issue 10 has been ordered. Now comes the part where I wait for the mistakes they find (I try to be an optimist, but it really isn't in my nature).

If all goes well I will have Intermezzo #10 available for Jay and Eddie's comic book convention on Mar 15th.

With that issue, The Bootooth Saga gets underway. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Rassa frassa frassa

I had planned on my newest entry to (finally) announce that issue 10 has gone to Ka-Blam for printing.  Unfortunately that is not the case ($#&!+%!!!).  I temporarily defeated Dr. Scanner (that is what I call my scanner now because it sounds so much better than just "I am having problems with my scanner").
So after I scanned and prepared everything for printing... I cannot get the file to load to Ka-Blam.  I have been fighting with this for 3 days.  Sometimes I just can't win.
Then the scanner went out again... oops, I mean Dr. Scanner has escaped.
I really hoped to have issue 10 for my next show in Winston Salem on Mar 15th, where I am going back for Jay and Eddie's next show.  We'll see.

Thursday, February 13, 2014


I have completed the inks and the cover of issue 10 of iNTERMEZZO!  I have completed one inside cover, one more to go.  Then I must confront my arch enemy... Dr. Scanner! 

I have decided to call my scanner Dr. Scanner so it sounds more impressive. 
"I am having problems with my scanner... again."
"My plans have been thwarted by Dr. Scanner!  NOOOO!"

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

So close I can taste it

I have started the inks for page 23 of the long overdue issue 10.  In addition to everything with snow storms, the wife's birthday (Yay Wendy), helping with a local theatre set, changing jobs, putting out The Journey of Brave Ulysses and Dyslexic Cosmic 2, doing more art prints, and attending as many cons as I can I am almost finished with Issue 10.

I have 2 pages to ink, and then the cover to paint, and the inside covers to put together.  It is finally close.

But once I am done with the art I must once again face my arch enemy... My Scanner.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Snowed in

We have enough snow to keep us in at night, when the roads can be icy and treacherous, but not enough to keep me home from work (sigh).

This weekend I will be celebrating my wife's birthday, finishing inking page 21 of 24 from issue 10, hopefully moving on to the last three pages, and helping build a set for To Kill a Mockingbird.

Sounds pretty busy. Then there is arranging cons, I need to do that too.

Oh yeah, some people have mentioned this SuperBowl thing. That doesn't make my list of things to do, I'd rather be drawing.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Charlotte "Mini" Con

Ok first of all, let me just get this straight... The people in charge of this show (Shelton Drum of Heroes Are Hard to Find and his staff) are lying to you and me.  They called this a MINI Con, and that is a bold face lie. This was huge, it was a big, full space of dealers that covered a gym floor, and stretched out into the hallways and completely filled the upstairs as well.

I show up thinking it was a MiniCon and we get wall to wall people all day long and a place so big that is stuffed full of people and dealers that I didn't have the time to look around at all.

I had a great show, talked with a lot of people (some I knew, and some I didn't), sold some prints and some comics. I came out of there just completely exhausted.  This, plus the last few other shows I have done in Charlotte have really made me a fan of that town.  People I recognize from other shows, and people who recognize me is a regular happening. 

I love getting the time to go to a comic book show and this one, really charged me up for the next one, wherever that may be (more to come on that).

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Charlotte Minicon Jan 25th

This Friday I will attend the Charlotte Minicon, a one day show in (of course) Charlotte.  I haven't done this one before, but the guest list is looking very impressive (its run by the same people who put on Heroescon).  And Charlotte is always a good place to go, and I meet people from other shows in the area who will actually remember me (which is cool).

Hopefully I will post more on this before the show, if not I will put a post show update.

Winter was better when I was a kid.

We have (for the first time in several years) a good snow in North Carolina. Schools closed before the first flake fell.  There are 2-3 inches of snow in my yard and I... have to go to work.  I was hoping to get a call saying we were closed too, and that I could stay home and ink the last few pages of issue 10.  But no.

Being a responsible adult sucks.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

One Day convention at the North Wilkesboro Library

I had to say that I had my hopes set a little low for this show. It was the first one they were putting on, it was inside of a Library, first time I've been to Wilkesboro... Just stuff.

It was a small room, but it was a small room with only one comic dealer and the rest of us were artists.  The crowd was small but friendly and really interested in what you have to say.  You had walk in traffic from the library,  and they were interested too.  The crowd was fairly small, but they stayed longer and were really involved with the show.  Yes it was their first show, but they were eager for it.  So it wasn't the best one day show ever, or anything like that, but it was a good fun place to be, and I think they are laying the foundation for something to grow. I was glad to be there (of course I am always glad to be at a comic book show)

I got to see some familiar faces from the Winston Salem area; Jay and Eddie, Bobby and Suzanne, and Denis who put the show together. And met some new people.

All that, and I am home with two more days of this weekend, so that is fantastic.

Next weekend, I am going to the Charlotte Minicon, which is organized by Heroes aren't hard to find, which puts together Heroescon every year. I've wanted to do one of their smaller shows for a while, but this is the first one I have managed to clear.  I've been to Charlotte a lot, so it has a familiar feel to it.