Thank you to everyone for coming out last week to MoCCA Fest in NY. We had an amazing time! We hope that those of you who picked up the book like it and thanks to those who’ve read it and just stopped by to say hi. You are all awesome.
Here are a few photos from the day. They happen to be the worst photos ever taken, but enjoy nonetheless.
Besides drinking and general carousing, there was a good deal of art-making going on as well, which has recently been posted to the NERD Comics site. After I had a few drinks in me, I embarrassingly decided to join in the fun. Thankfully, the jam comics format allows for some anonymity, but it isn’t too hard to pick out which contributions were mine: the images that look like drunken pencil scrawls from someone who clearly has good reason to have someone else draw his comic… those are my work.
Be very glad, First Law readers, that we have such talented artists to help us tell our story. I know I am. My own unsteady renderings clearly shouldn’t be inflicted on anyone!
(All joking aside the meet-up was really a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to the next one. Thanks, Bree & Ami!)
Omnicomic was one of the first blogs to cover First Law, after picking up our work-in-progress edition at New York Comic Con last October. Now we’re making another appearance on the site, with this interview by “The Hidden S.”
Go check it out to read what Oliver and myself have to say about Ghost Rider, David Bowie, and making fools of ourselves at last year’s MoCCA Festival. There might even be a few words about First Law Of Mad Science in there as well.
The text is a direct transcript of our Skype conversation, so if we sound less than perfectly eloquent, that would be why. Also, Oliver was a bit sleep-deprived, and may have been falling asleep about halfway through. ;)
Something has gone “terribly wrong,” Oliver. Terribly wrong with my facial hair! I totally botched my beard-trimming last Friday and ended up with a serious chin-strap. I look like a sweaty Guillermo Del Toro. Oh well!
Facial hair mishaps notwithstanding, a very nice video. Thanks for featuring us on your blog, Victoria!
Armed with only our comic, some props, and a flipcam, Mike and I set forth to get our comic to readers at the 2010 New York Comic Con. It was an amazing experience. Talking to readers and seeing them get excited by the idea of our comic was incredible. We are honored that people even stopped to hear our pitch. Thank you so much to everyone we met at the NYCC. We hope that you enjoy the book and stick with us for issue 2 and beyond!
And if you didn’t pick up the book, please check out our preview.
Who knew a UPS Delivery Confirmation email could be so exciting? After getting the email early Tuesday morning, I’m not embarrassed to say that I spent the rest of the day bouncing around and grinning like a goof-ball, so thrilled was I with just the idea of finally seeing our comic in print.
My plan was to find someone to film me exuberantly opening the package, beaming like a kid on Christmas, and maybe cracking a joke or two, in the hopes that some of my excitement would rub off onto you folks out there in internet-land.
We shot a lot of footage for our Kickstarter pitch video (see video here) and of course, most of it was us messing around and not directly talking about First Law. That’s not to say there wasn’t comedic gold in there. Gold I tells ya!