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.