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.