When you are a kid, September means one thing and one thing only… the end of summer and the return of the classroom. When you are a comic book fan and creator, however, September takes on a whole new significance. Ya see, September is wall to wall, chock-a-block full of awesome comic book conventions all over the country, and this year I am lucky enough to crash 3 of these epic events!
First up is the Baltimore Comic Con coming up this weekend! I’ll be joining Joshua Hale Fialkov and Tony Fleecs at tables 1811 I, J, and K to celebrate Josh’s 4 (FOUR!) Harvey Award Nominations for his disturbing/beautiful book Echoes! The guest list to the show reads like a who’s who of comic awesome, and I am incredibly honored to be in the company of such giants. The Baltimore Comic Con also serves as the official east coast debut of DAMES IN THE ATOMIC AGE, so if you’re at the show (or looking for something totally kickass to do in Maryland this weekend) please stop by and check it out!
The following weekend (Sept 15-16), I’ll be joining Josh for Stan Lee’s Comikazee Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. You can find us at table 1334 where we’ll be selling our wares and comparing scars like that one scene in Jaws. (Just wait until you hear Josh’s rendition of “Show me The Way To Go Home”) This show is in its sophomore year, and all of LA’s comic book greats will be set up and rocking it. Hell, Elvira is a guest of honor, and she totally went to high school with my Dad, so, you know, it’s gonna rule.
Finally, Josh, Tony, and I will be teaming up once again for the very first Las Vegas Comic Expo on Sept 29-30 at the Alexis Park Resorts. This time, however, we’re bringing backup in the form of Jim McCann, Janet Lee, Kyle Higgins, Mike Costa, and Brian Buccellato! And yes, we know there is another convention in town that weekend, but we’ll be putting on a few symposia of our own at the show. Topics will include “How Many Markers Did Tony Bring,” “Bunheads vs Gilmore Girls,” and “Hey Sexy Booth Girl What’s Your Name.” Plus, DAMES IN THE ATOMIC AGE makes a great read after you’ve blown all your food money at the craps table. Just sayin.
So there you have it, a September with way more to offer than just back to school. Hope to see you all out at the shows!