Whew. Back from Comic Con. It was a fun show, and Trickster was awesome. Highlights include:
* Thursday's great dinner with the extended Oni Press family.
* The two nights of music by the Gear, especially Saturday when the roof really came off. Also, Laura Allred slapped my ass. Dream come true!
* The Eisners, where Joëlle Jones was really funny doing her awards presenter duties. Our assigned table for the pre-show dinner had us sitting with Phil Lamarr and Lance Henrickson, who were both awesome, and we got to meet Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant from Reno 911.
* Post-Eisners, chatting briefly with Grant Morrison outside the bathroom.
* My delightful signings at Oni and the great people that came to say hello (hi, Erin!). Also, I jumped in on the Yo Gabba Gabba signing and spent an hour signing books for young readers! I even sketched inside them. You know, for kids.
* Chatting during signings with Jarett Williams, Matt Southworth, Dave Crosland, and Meredith McClaren, even if she didn't really know who I was the whole time. Other times chatting with Ray Fawkes, B. Clay Moore, Jim Pascoe, Sam Humphries, Scott Chantler, and Megan Levens. Sitting outside Trickster on Thursday drinking the afternoon away with Jeremy Haun, Mike Norton, Robbie Rodriguez, and Brett Weldele.
* Seeing Chynna Clugston-Flores meet Jon Crier.
* The convincing, low-key Jeff Lebowski cosplayer chatting up Joëlle on the elevator.
* My Saturday Trickster Symposium about collaboration, which was an amazing two-hour chat with Scott Morse, Greg Rucka, Marc Andreyko, Mike Allred, and Larry Marder that some wonderful people actually paid to come see and participate in.
* Likewise, Joëlle's spotlight on Sunday had a marvelous, attentive audience.
Now I am back and trying to catch up, and I want to share some amazing art from Nico that landed in my inbox while I was gone:
A summer drawing of Jesse from Spell Checkers
Thumbnails from a short Britpop-themed comic we are doing together.
Current Soundtrack: Suede, Head Music 2011 remaster
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