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Really Late Post TCAF Write-up…

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

I wish I could say that I had a blast at TCAF, but alas, no.

It had nothing to do with the show itself, which I love, or the organization which is great. The new venue wasn’t as picturesque as the last one, but the location was convenient and the floor layout was better, so no complaints there. It was nice seeing colleagues and friends, and meeting new ones, which is one of the main reasons I like attending shows like TCAF.

The problem was…. I was sick as a dog.

I was recovering from a Chest Cold as the weekend loomed, but I seemed to be better by Friday. I flew in early Saturday morning and was feeling a little under the weather and spent most of the day fairly quiet, but I figured a good night’s sleep and I’d be back in the pink for Sunday. Sadly I was mistaken and I spent Sunday feeling like I was trying to breath under water, and chain-eating fishermen’s friend cough lozenges in attempt to not spend the day in one continuous coughing fit. And near the end of the day I started to get a lower stomach issue, which pretty much had me in agony all day. Well, maybe ‘agony’ is a little melodramatic, but I was not in the best shape, and I pretty much just sat there like a lump waiting for it to be over. I was not the most social person, as talking without coughing was a chore, and my salesmanship was nil.

I never even wandered the floor at any point in time to check out every one’s stuff and to buy and trade. I didn’t buy a single comic! Which tells you how sick I was as that’s my favorite part of any show.

If I managed to infect anyone, friend or fan or casual browser, I am reeeeeeaaaaaly sorry!

Hopefully I’ll be a little healthier next time!

TCAF – Toronto Comic Arts Festival: May 9-10

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Hey all.

I’m finally breaking my writers block and posting to the blog. It’ll be a short post, but as I’m appearing at TCAF in Toronto this upcoming weekend, I thought I should at least mention it here.

So, if you are in the neighborhood stop by and say hello. I’ll have a few copies of Comic Book Tattoo for sale as well as copies of Wahoo Morris Book 1 for sale in case you don’t have one yet.

I didn’t have any plans for any conventions this year, but I enjoyed the last TCAF too much to stay home this time around.

9th Rendez-vous international de la BD de Gatineau

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

I’m getting ready to head out to the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. For the next 4 days I will be a guest of the 9th Rendez-Vous International de la BD de Gatineau.

I’ll be at the Festival doing signings, live drawing presentations, and a few other events. I also have an exhibition in the gallery section. About 30 pieces of original art will be on display, so drop on by. It’s FREE.

The full press kit follows the cut.

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New York Comic Con

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Contrary to what the NYCC website says, I am NOT attending the show.

I attended the show last year and found it to be a bit of a waste of time for my purposes. It was much too much of a mainstream show and too expensive to justify displaying at again.

I was contacted about two months ago by the con organizers saying I was on their list for Artist Alley, and I was tossing around the idea of going while I still thought I might get the Marvel gig, but I never received an invoice and forgot about it. That is until I got an update last week showing my name in the AA listings.

I have since contacted the con and let them know I’m not coming. But, it’s too late to get my name out of the programs. So if you are looking for me there, please be kind to the artist who has taken my slot!

It An Honour To Be Nominated!

Monday, September 10th, 2007

I’m back from the Baltimore Comic Con. It was a fun time, and many thanks go out to Mark Wheatley and the Insight Studios gang for letting me crash their party.

The Harvey Awards were fun, the dinner was fantastic, and the awards ceremony was well organized and moved at a very nice pace. The very worthy Perry Bible Fellowship won the best on-line work, beating out the Chelation Kid. But, y’know what, it really is an honour to be nominated. I got to dress up in my spiffy new suit, have a fantastic meal, hang out with my peers, and received a nice gift bag with some pretty cool swag ( I was especially thrilled about the copy of Two Fisted Tales EC Archives Volume 1 in the bag!).

All in all a good time.