My eighth year at San Diego ComicCon was just as fun and surprising as ever. Falling Rock National Park issue 8 made its debut. Dinosaurs in Space continues to be my biggest seller. I got to catch up with old friends, and I made some new contacts. In all, a very successful trip. Here’s a few highlights, but if you want even more, visit my Instagram @kidshaycomics.
I will once again be at San Diego ComicCon next week, July 17-21! Stop by and see me at table 0-6 in the Small Press Pavilion. I will have issues of Falling Rock, including the brand-new issue 8, dinosaurs in space prints and coloring book, and my two graphic novels.
Although this was my seventh year at SDCC, it still felt new. Perhaps partly because it is now my only ComicCon of the year, so my body is not ready for the full marathon. But mostly because every year, although the event itself remains the same, the experiences change.
Fortunately my friends Rachael and Alyssa were there to help with my table once again (this time with the addition of Alyssa’s boyfriend and dad!). My neighbors, both old and new, made the long haul from Wednesday to Sunday feel more like a marathon run with friends rather than a long slog done alone.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by, and to the people who worked tirelessly to make SDCC such a successful place for indie cartoonists like myself. I hope to see you all again next year.
This week I will once again be exhibiting at San Diego ComicCon.
Small Press, table O6
Come find me! Or Tweet @ me! Or drop me a line! Or whatever moves you.
I’ll be there selling Falling Rock and dinosaurs.
San Diego ComicCon is quickly approaching, and I will have a special book to sell while I am there!
My last Dinosaurs Coloring Book sold out, so I put together its sort-of sequel, the Dinosaurs in Space Coloring Book.
It goes very well with my First Dinosaur in Space prints, also for sale next week in San Diego.
Stop by my table, Small Press O6, and check out my dinosaur and Falling Rock gear!
A short video I made about this year’s San Diego ComicCon.
I will be at San Diego ComicCon next week!
Stop by my table, take a gander at all the wonderful comics I have on display.
Maybe one or two will suit your fancy. I’m in my usual spot. Hope to see you there!
My favorite phenomenon at San Diego ComicCon is the Running of the Toy Collectors. First thing in the morning, when they open the convention to attendees, avid toy collectors rush inside to stand in line for that day’s limited edition toy. Unfortunately for them, the convention has a strict NO RUNNING IN THE CONVENTION HALL policy (with good reason: nobody wants to end their trip to San Diego in the hospital after having been trampled by a guy looking for “Disco Darth Vader Variant”). When they open the convention doors, you can see the tension of wanting to run/not being allowed in their faces. This year, I documented this SDCC phenomenon in a short video.
The rest of the show went very well for me, even though I offered no vinyl Ernesto dolls. Maybe next year? I was back in good old row O, with some of my friends from past years and a few new ones. Perhaps because I’m getting older, this grueling 5-day convention seems to go by faster each year. The only way I know I’ve been standing at my table for that amount of time is by the aching of my feet and the scratchiness of my voice. My body held out admirably this year; all that ComicCon training in the winter really paid off.
Once again, many thanks to my perennial table buddy Rachael, without whom I couldn’t have left for lunch, and to my neighbors on the left (Bordin and Stephanie) and right (Ben Costa). The convention is too long to have anything but stellar friends to share the experience.
Just in time for San Diego Comic-Con, I whipped up a fresh batch of prints.
When you visit me at table O-6 in Small Press, you will find these three originals.
A WPA-inspired Falling Rock poster and two variations of the Nick Offerman stamp I made last year.
I actually scanned the stamp directly, then added color in Photoshop.
See you in San Diego!