I will be at the Philadelphia comic-con this weekend on Friday and Saturday only. I am at the Th3rdworld/Shocker Toys booth with Mike Devito and Mike Raicht. I will be doing sketches for people and with any luck I may have a physical version of Bullfinch comics in my hands! If the shipping gods will it, then let it be done.
Sunday was the annual AIDSwalk/run here in central New York, which took place at the Beaver Lake Nature center in Baldwinsville. Participants can either walk the trails or run a 10k race as we celebrate our efforts to raise money for a good cause.
This year I was asked to do an appearance featuring my web-comic and do sketches for kids. I was a little taken aback by the offer, but honored, and I accepted immediately! We had a great time at the event and I was able to hand out a lot of sketches of superheroes and prints of Bullfinch comics. We only had 2 hours before the walk/run so the time went by ultra fast and I had to squeeze in some time for stretching, too.
Last year I attended and walked with the majority of people but secretly I wanted to run. So this year I trained a little harder and signed up for the 10k run. It was a blast, I’ve never run in an actual race before and I really enjoyed the competition as well as the crowd cheering (which I never experience running in the dark at 10pm around my house). I placed 43rd out of 150 or so runners, a little disappointing but I was happy with completing the race (and passing a number of younger competitors!).
Overall my team and I raised about 1,000 dollars (not bad for 6 adults and a 10 year old) and the overall take for the charity was over $187,000. Great weather, free food and drinks for the crowd and the runners, and all for a good cause. WIN
In case you didn’t see the write up in Superfogeys this week over at th3rdworld.com, I was recently interviewed over at the villian’s corner which is a great podcast about web-comics and the creator of web-comics. Great guys to talk to about the origin of Bullfinch and how I began the art gig over at Superfogeys! We also talked shop about Micron pens and the pros and cons of working manually versus digitally and other ins and outs of the creative side of comics. It wound up being a lot of fun! Here is the link : The Villian’s Corner.
I’m still requesting donations for the AIDSwalk/run coming up in June! Just hit the button and donate to my site. You can even paypal it! Actually the woman who runs the event contacted me about setting up a table at the event and doing sketches and possibly some art lessons for kids. It steamrolled from there and expanded into a three hour gig over at Carousel Mall where I will be doing an appearance with 107.9FM as they do a camp-in inside the mall raising money for the AIDSwalk charity. I don’t know how these things happen, they just do. As long as Bullfinch gets some new readers, I’ve done my job.