This cartoon strip came together rather late in the process, Sunday night late, and I apologize to my ever vigilant proofreader for my tardiness. Can I explain my good reason why?
Earlier in the week, I received an email from Michael Byers Programming & Events Director of Emerald City Comic Con. Completely out of the blue! An artist flaked on him and now he needs a crowd scene of cosplayers for a double page center-page spread in their activity book for the upcoming convention (in Seattle in case you were wondering where the Emerald City really is). All I can say is BOOYEAH to proper labeling and SEO optimization of my strip over the years cause a quick search lead him to my Comic Con madness poster I did last year. So bam, I’m in. But first I had to resize it to their proportions, redo my characters and the gag to match their guests, and since I was in there, I added tons of the new sketches I had been doing this last year. AND that’s what I worked on this last week instead of my strip.
I’m super pumped about being a part of the con. Thank you Mr. Byers for getting me in (and I’m really sorry about your website crash, FYI: it wasn’t me).
To top off their gratitude, (truthfully, I begged a little), they offered me a table at the Emerald City Comic Con. This is one of the most talked about, well attended, cons there is. After San Diego Comic Con, it’s this one for the people who know these sorts of things (I just follow what they say, I’m such a lemming). There’s a huge wait list for artist tables and they review every artist for quality of materials before letting them get a table. At the con itself, the guest list is amazing, the number of legendary artists is staggering, and from all accounts THE convention for true comic book fans.
Anyone help me out with a babysitter?