Another SPX has come and gone. Much like HeroesCon, this show is like a mini-family reunion for me. I get to see friends I probably haven't seen in the last year or sometimes even longer. Jason Pittman, Desiree Pittman, Katie Omberg, and I were sharing table space. We lucked out and my good friend Jeremy Massie was seated at the next table over, along with other fellow dudes Jason Rainey and Shannon Smith.
It was such a great weekend for so many reasons. I got to hang out all day on Saturday and Sunday with these awesome people as well as catch up with other people, like Benjamin Marra, Holly Foltz, Rob Ullman, and Chris Staros.
And of course, the fact that this was my most successful con to date didn't hurt at all. The Suggestion Box titles do well every year, so that is always a plus. Some people picked up copies of The Adventurers of Liberty City, Wichita Gravy, and The Curse of Stranglehold as well! Bee Sting had it's debut as a mini-comic here (don't worry, an "official" release is coming soon) and between sales and trades, Jeremy and I were only left with a few copies. "Simon Says" did extremely well for me, Jason, and Desiree, and I couldn't be happier. A lot of people seemed to really like the idea behind the story and are interested to see where it goes over the 10-issue run.
I managed to creep away from the table a few times throughout the weekend and picked up some goodies, either through purchases or trades, like...
Get Off The Stage by Jason Rainey
K.K. Freebird by Katie McDermott and Kelsey Sunday
Grixly 18 by Nate McDonough
The Life & Times of Peter Bread by Bort
Gay Kid #3 by Katie Omberg
Hard-Boiled Horror Tales #1 and #2 by Doug Slack
The Naked Heroes #1 by Benjamin Marra
Vacation #1 by Daryl Seitchik
Two Beauties by Jason Rainey
Old Timey Hockey Tales by Rob Ullman and Jeffrey Brown
The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd by Benjamin Marra
Criminal Ink #1 by Wyeth Yates
Infinite Kung-Fu by Kagan McLeod
Thanks to everyone who made SPX 2011 such a great year...definitely looking forward to next year. But now...time to get cracking on new things to write and draw!
Til next time,