I’ll try to write a little more about it later when I’m not so tired after a seven-hour drive. But it was a fun convention. I’ll just leave with this picture.
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Sorry, I was in Memphis at the Comic Expo and when I wasn’t there I was relaxing at my Mom’s. My Mom lives about an hour and a half outside Memphis in a little town called Saulsbury. She’s somewhere in the area where all the Walking Tall stuff happened, but not sure the exacts of it and really never cared enough to find out. She lives in the clicked one red light town. She’s on part of the land that my Grand Father, her Father, once had his farm on. When he died it was divided up between his two sons and three daughters. I love it there. I can sit on the porch and see rabbits and groundhogs and deer. In fact, when we were coming back from the Expo on Sunday we turned to drive up towards my Mom’s home and there were a doe and her two babies standing in front of us. They were considerate enough to hang around long enough for me to park and try to get a pic of them, even though I couldn’t get too close.
Sept 15 and 16 I will be in Memphis for their Comic Expo. You can check their site at here and get a look at their guest list. This is the second year for this con and I went last year. I like this con because their focus is on comic book creators. It’s kind of like the old conventions I used to go to, where the guests were all creators of comic books: writers, artists, editors, etc. Today most cons treat the comic book creators like the proverbial red headed stepchild. The main focus for cons now are the media guests. The movie stars, the tv stars. I don’t completely blame them, they are what pull in the people. But it’s nice to have a con that’s geared toward the comic book people. If you’re in Memphis this weekend you should come check it out.
The hardback book Monsters and other Scary Shit from Wannabe Press are out and copies are being shipped to me even as I type these words. Only four of the 224 pages in this amazing book is written by me, but the rest of the pages are still so wonderful, so great that everyone should want a copy of this book. Russell Nohelty has done such a fantastic job in putting this book together, that I can’t even begin to thank him enough for letting me a part of it. I’ve ordered 28 copies of the book to have to sell at upcoming conventions. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll get any copies in time for Memphis Comic Expo, but I should have the book with me in time for Creative Con in October. Each book will cost $40 and are worth twice that price. I can’t wait to get my copy in. Trust me this book is great.
This weekend, Oct 22-23 I’ll be in Memphis for the Memphis Comic Expo. I’ll be there with my partner on Skye Pilot Larry Guidry.
One of the nice things about going to any convention in the Memphis area is that my Mom lives about an hour outside the city, so I can skip hotel costs. Plus it gives me a chance to see my Mom for a bit also.
I’m excited to be going to this show for one simple reason. Most Cons nowdays are only partly comic book related, in fact, the comic book part of them is usually the smallest part. Media guests are what draws the crowds and what cons like to feature. I’m not complaining here, it’s just how it is. But this con is just about only comic creators. From what I’ve seen there are some wrestling guests, but everyone else has their foot solidly in the making of comic books.
George Perez, Peter David, The Hernandez Brothers, Peter Bagge…the list goes on and on. Some really influential names in the history and development of the comic book industry. And some of my favorite creators.
So this will be different for me. Instead of a table set up next to people that have nothing to do with creating comic books I should be among comic book creators. I’m looking forward to seeing how I do at a show like this as opposed to some of the others.
If you’re in the Memphis area you should come check this con out. And stop by and say hi.