It’s that time of year again, a time when a man’s fancy turns to bitching about how sweaty everyone around him is and wearing sandwich bags on his hands before shaking anyone’s hand.
Comicon 2011 is upon us once again, people, and that’s just bizarre, isn’t it? Â How is it possible for the same year’s comicon to just keep repeating itself? Â I don’t know, but that’s not my problem. Â Here’s what’s going on there as far as my involvement goes.
1. Â Professionally (I’m a professional, ya see) Â I’ll be attending from Friday the 22nd to Sunday the 24th. Â For the most part I’ll be at the Slave Labor Graphics booth (Booth 1815), but I might be signing at the Gallery Nucleus booth (Booth 2235) on Friday or Sunday as well. Â Non-professionally, I am at the convention center year round, as I live in the walls like a stinking rat person, hoarding garbage and eating the end cap pieces of hot dogs.
2. NEW JTHM SHIRT. Â
This one’s just in time for Comicon, so if you’re not there to get one from Slave Labor Graphic’s booth, there’s something just wrong with you and I’m not even sure why I’m still talking to you. Â This shirt uses the J’s Not J print image, only in shirt form with a modified color palette. Â These are on a truck heading to San Diego and I haven’t even seen them yet, so I hope they’re alright. Â Even if they’re not alright, you should probably bring a garbage bag to fill up with all the shirts you’re gonna buy.
3. Â STEAKFIST’S ESCAPE INTO DIMENSION TEN giclee print.
Gallery Nucleus is going to doing a new print of mine, and thought it would be nice to have me sign it at its premier at the San Diego Comicon. Â I’ll probably make them regret thinking anything will ever be nice ever again, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stop by on Friday the 22nd, 1PM (for now) and grab one to get signed. Â Or just grab one, really, and don’t get it signed. Â Just buy it, don’t make eye contact with anyone, and just sorta skulk off without a word. Â That’d be pretty good too.
Signing these for Gallery Nucleus at their booth (2235) on Friday at 1-2 PM. Â It’s a fast signing, so try to make it! Â Might add another signing for these on Sunday, but not sure yet.
4. Â STRANGE TALES PANEL: Â FRIDAY the 22nd.
This is just a panel with a few of the artists that did work on Marvel’s Strange Tales anthologies. Â I’ll be there mumbling incoherently about my experience working on the MODOK and Wolverine stories I did for them. Â I will have some SHOCKING revelations (psst: no I won’t), so don’t miss it! Â This is the official blurb from the program guide:
6:00-7:00Â A Strange Tale of a Panel: Indie Creators on Marvelâ€™sÂ Strange Talesâ€”Â Excelsior! Show up early and stay late as some of comicsâ€™ best indie creators come out of the closet, revealing themselves as maniacal Marvel madmen. Witness twisted love for some of mainstream comicsâ€™ best characters! Forbidden fantasies fulfilled!Â ShannonÂ â€œToo Much Coffee Manâ€Â WheelerÂ comes clean about his eco-terrorist Red Skull;Â JhonenÂ â€œThe Homicidal Maniacâ€VasquezÂ mulls over M.O.D.O.K.; andÂ JeffreyÂ â€œIncredible Change-botsâ€Â Brownmesses with the Merry Mutants. And more major terrific talents join this core crew, spilling secret stories from Marvelâ€™sÂ Strange Tales.Â RoomÂ 9
It’s going to be amazing, and if it isn’t I was probably just lying about it being amazing.
5. Â SEEECRET PRINT!
Not so secret, really, but I can’t say just now what it’ll be as I’m not sure. Â If it’s what I think I’m thinking it will be, it’ll be pretty fantastic. Â I hope it’s not something awful, really. Â Either way, more on this as I get more information out of myself. Â This’ll be the usual deal I’ve been doing at conventions for the last year or so where I do a very small run of prints to sell to people who know a particular password that binds them to the print in question. Â It’s like a Lord of the Rings situation, only it ends up with the buyer’s (the not very attractive ones anyhow) having to wash my car.
The password to buy this print will be: Â “AH SHORE WUD LAHK ONE’A DEM PRINTS”
If you could speak this in a real thick southern accent that would be awesome. Â Please try. Â As always, these will be going for $35 and all proceeds will go to too much pie in my stomach.
Anyhow, here’s a tiny sliver of a peek in case you’re that: impatient: