The first ever print version of Bullfinch is now available via the Th3rdworld studios web store! The Bullfinch comic is a collection of most of my favorite strips and stories created so far. It is 28 pages and is black and white interior with a full color cover. The book will be 5$ and a special artist edition will be priced at 10$ and will include a sketch card done by me. The sketch cards will be original artwork and not prints. Faaaaaaantastic!
Friday and Saturday I attended the Philadelphia comic-con with the guys from Th3rdworld studios and Shocker Toys. Despite the show being a tad smaller (DC and Marvel went to Hero-Con in Carolina) than usual we still had some good traffic, especially on a rainy Saturday.
I drove down from Syracuse with the world famous comic book writer, and Th3rdworld tent pole, Mike Raicht. Anyone who follows my Twitter feed knows how difficult that can be at times (an Ipod with Asia, and the Kiss disco album?! Really?!). We met up with the CEO of Th3rdworld, Mike Devito, in Philly and set up early on Friday. We shared booth space with the guys from Shocker Toys who are a lot of fun to hang with. I had the print version of Bullfinch on hand as well as the offerings from Th3rdworld, especially the newest volume of Superfogeys featuring the (now fake) death of Doctor Rocket. Most of my days were spent doing sketches and selling people on our various offerings, like The Stuff of Legend which is available next month from Raicht and the fantastic artist Charles Paul Wilson III who was with us on Saturday, as well as his actual pages from the book. His pencils are some of the most fantastic I’ve seen in person and his full color covers up close are unbelievable!
Dawn from the wonderful comic Zorphbert and Fred met me at the con as well. We both grilled Brad Guigar from Evil Inc. about web-comics and printing information. He’s a great guy to talk to about those things, he’s always very open about discussing those things. Unless he’s the greatest actor I’ve ever met.
Friday night after the con was filled with the usual odd moments. A 40 of Coors light, Lou Ferrigno, random stealth bottle attack shattering on the lobby floor, Settlers of Catan, Orioles vs. the Phillies, a band called Saga; you know the usual crap.
Us at the convention! Charles Wilson, Mike Raicht, Keith Dallas, Mike Devito, and TL.
GRAAAHKALRAHARG. That’s the sound I’ve been making most of the day. The sound a cartoonist makes when they don’t get their strip up on time. Nothing earth shattering happened, just a thousand little things. A newly acquired car needed to be registered which involved DMV time, and the older car dropped it’s muffler while a family member was on her way to work. Which meant getting people to school and work and multiple cars to different locations. With a little help I was able to sort everything out and get some drawing done in the meantime.
I spent the weekend at Chiller Theater in New Jersey which is a Horror convention that Mike Raicht and Th3rdworld we’re attending. Obviously not a great place to promote my webcomic, so I was there to hang out most of the time. The Th3rdworld guys have a bunch of horror themed comics and did a great job of selling and promoting them. I spent time with odd people and fringe celebrities in the meantime and at night we watched bad horror movies and played MarioKart 64 (I won the grand championship, of course).