Well, it was super fun having Liz Prince in town. We had a great time at both of our signings, so thanks to everyone who came out and said hello.
It's hard to believe it's March already! This year already feels like it's zooming by and I think it's about to go into hyperdrive. Greg Means and I are both hitting the road pretty hard this year to promote our new books The Cute Girl Network and Basewood and late March/early April is basically our "Gauntlet." We're going to four shows in four weeks!
- Emerald City Comic Con - March 28-30 in Seattle, WA
- MoCCA - April 5-6 in New York, NY
- Linework NW - April 12 in Portland, OR
- WonderCon - April 18-20 in Anaheim, CA
So I basically have three weeks before everything gets even crazier than it already is. My goal for this period is to try and finish the Basewood Kickstarter fulfillment. Claire has been helping me out a tremendous amount and we've already sent out about 300 of the 450 copies. If I can sign five copies a day, I should have it all done before I get on the plane heading to ECCC.
Unfortunately, progress on Phase 7 #019 is pretty much stalled until I can finish off the Basewood Kickstarter stuff. I'm still hoping I can get it out in late Spring, but we'll see how it goes... I'm also juggling some illustration and teaching work - busy, busy! I guess there's nothing to it, but to do it. Onwards!!!
One of my oldest comics pals, Liz Prince gets into town tonight. She will be here all week, leading up to TWO epic book signings that we are doing together! Details are below!
- FRI 2/21: Liz and I will be signing at Mission: Comics and Art in San Francisco starting at 5pm!
- SAT 2/22: Liz and I will be signing at Dr. Comics and Mr. Games in Oakland starting at 2pm!
The above links will take you to Facebook "event" pages where you can get all the details. Liz will have copies of her brand new book Alone Forever and I will have copies of the not-even-released-yet Basewood. Also there will be tons of other amazing comics to check out because both of these comic shops are great!
If you live in the Bay Area, please swing by one of these events (or both!) it would be great to see you there.
I uploaded a bunch of photos from my trip and wrote little descriptions to accompany them, so head on over to my Flickr account if you want a play-by-play account of how awesome my trip was. I was especially glad to get to spend some real quality travel time with Chuck, Joe, Scott and Max, not to mention the whole rest of the gang at L'employé du Moi. They are the best! I am so lucky to be published by such wonderful people.
It was a crazy week back here at home trying to get caught up with everything. I've got a lot of illustration stuff going on right now, which is good, but also I am trying to send out all the Kickstarter Basewood copies. Luckily Claire is helping me out a lot. We're going to try and get all the copies sent out before I leave for Emerald City Comic Con, because after that I am going to be traveling A LOT.
Anyway, thank you so much to all the wonderful people who made my trip so memorable. I had a wonderful time and wish I could visit again soon!