Here’s some original First Law of Mad Science artwork by Daniel Lapham that he just mailed to me. It’s awesome to see the pieces of his process. We work with the scanned digital versions when putting the issues together, so it’s great to actually see the physical art.
Mike and I went up to the Baltimore Comic Con last weekend and it was excellent. We got to meet a lot of great people (thanks for checking out our comic!) and hang out with some of our convention brother and sisters in arms. I picked up some great books and shirts, as you’ll see below, including a sweet shirt from Jamie Noguchi/Yellow Peril, the Creators graphic novel and awesome robot shirt from Michael Bracco/Spaghetti Kiss, and Five Ghosts from Frank Barbiere.
I even got to meet Terry Moore, who is a hero of mine. He is a master of the smart character driven story. Echo, Strangers in Paradise, and Rachel Rising are personal favorites. I got to tell him so, although I was a little starstruck. I may have awkwardly mumbled confusing praise at him but he was extremely nice and even signed my brand new hardcover copy of Echo. I get starstruck every once in a while and it turns me into a babbling idiot. It doesn’t happen all the time, just when I meet someone who I respect a lot. The first time I remember this happening to me was when I was fifteen years old and I met the director Peter Weir. I think I mumbled something along the lines of, “Witness and the Truman Show were good.” I’m glad I managed that much.
Daniel has been hard at work on issue five of First Law of Mad Science. We’ve got big things coming up and I can’t wait to share. In the meantime here’s a sneak peek at Daniel’s excellent pencils, spoiler free of course.
Also, this weekend we’ll be at SPX! This is our hometown show. Mike and I grew up in North Bethesda, although Mike will tell you that it’s Bethesda or Rockville, there is no North Bethesda. They just changed the name to up the property value. I say hogwash (mainly because I don’t usually get opportunities to use that word). I grew up in North Bethesda! Anyway, we’ll be exhibiting at the Small Press Expo this weekend and you should come down, say hello, and pick up some comics. It is a great showcase of indie creators.