||[May. 12th, 2012|03:55 pm]
There's a new Stop Paying Attention comic!
I'm just finishing up the convention-crowded MoCCA and TCAF couple of weeks. Conventions are so great in terms of meeting readers and other creators, getting to see new work and get excited about the things people are doing in comics. But they're also exhausting and crowded and often covered in germs. I've been exhibiting at shows for a while (since my first one; TCAF when I was 19!), and I still get a little blindsided by them every year. So much fun and so much overwhelmed craziness, packed into one little weekend.
Brief MoCCA rundown:
This was the fourth year of the annual Drink and Draw Like a Lady event, and it was another great year. So many amazing ladies came, and ate cookies and chatted about comics and drank wine. I love being a part of organizing this event, and I love doing it at 192 Books, but so many people showed up that we may have to move it to a larger space next year! Hooray for DDLL!
Thanks to Marion Vitus, who took lovely photos all night!
I had my Chicago pals, Sarah and Niles, as houseguests for MoCCA weekend. Sarah (of the lovely food comic, Sauceome) and I ended up sharing a table for the second day of MoCCA, so I got to hang out with them while we plied our wares.
(This photo is also by Marion!)
I like that Niles is grumpily checking his phone. I think this was the 2nd day and we're all tired.
Those guys, like me, love to find delicious things to eat, so I trooped them all over the city for amazing eats, which you can read about and see drawn on the latest installments of Sarah's comic, Sauceome!
We also visited the Way Station bar while they were in town, otherwise known as "the Doctor Who bar!" It is much like a typical Brooklyn bar, save for a few key differences.
You guys, this was a pretty awesome bathroom.
Speaking of me being a big British television nerdo:
In the madcap week between MoCCA and TCAF, I went to the PBS premier event for the new season of Sherlock. I sat in the second row, and it was glorious. Look at that gorgeous jacket! The one on the gorgeous man.
Hmm. Quite a nice view.
Brief TCAF rundown:
I brought my mom with me this year! It was a nice weekend away with her, and she got to see a little of what I do at conventions, as well as wander Toronto a bit. It was funny how many people I ran into later who said, "...Did I see your mom walking around, or was that a time-travelling future version of you?" I look like my mom a bit, you guys.
Anyway, it was a great show, as usual. I love TCAF. I didn't really have anything new to sell this year, as I'm sitting on a bunch of things yet to come out, but I had a great time, nonetheless.
I didn't get any photos, really, but I was doing little watercolored convention sketches again this year and I managed to snap some photos of some of the sketches before they were whisked away. You can see a whole selection of them here: Convention Sketches
(There was... sort of a theme this year... Something in the air, perhaps?)
Until tomorrow, my good ol' Hot Dog shirt is available for purchase again on Woot! I was excited-- I like this shirt, and now it comes in LADY SIZES, which it didn't have before. I got another one. You should, too! Get my Hot Dog Shirt from Woot!
And now for some exciting news: I'm going to TANZANIA in less than a week! To make comics for Saveur magazine, and presumably see elephants and zebras and basically run around going, "I AM ACTUALLY IN THE LION KING RIGHT NOW" while trying to resemble a serious travel diarist. The comic shall be something, indeed.
Still plugging away on "Displacement" (Aka: the cruise comic)-- hoping to finish it up soon. Lot's of exciting comics on the way, pals!
Back to work. Or to shop for Mother's day. It's too nice out to keep working right now.