Archive for March, 2011

MegaCon Bound

I’ll be a guest at MegaCon, held in Hall D of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, from March 25th-27th. Yes, this is the con that CrossGen once owned, and is still “in the family,” so to speak, having been purchased by, and now run by, former CrossGen employee Beth Widera. Beth is one of my favorite people in the world, and she runs an absolutely great show with her husband Richard and daughter Christine.
MegaCon is a chance for me to see some of my CrossGen buddies, as well as grab a few days of warm weather while winter desperately tries to hang on in the Northeast. I’ll have my own table at the con, with current artistic collaborators Kenneth Rocafort (Velocity) and Nelson Blake 2nd (Magdalena) nearby. If all goes as planned, I should have a few cases of various books for sale, as well as a pair of prints.

The first print is the cover to issue #1 of my June-debuting, creator-owned series Shinku at Image, with art by Lee Moder, Matthew Waite and Michael Atiyeh. The second print is a clever, minimalist take on Artifacts created by Matthew Waite. I’ll be selling the prints, which you can see accompanying this entry, for $10 apiece, and all of the money will be donated to the Japanese tsunami relief effort.

I’ll also be part of a different panel each day at the show.

  • Friday: 5-6 p.m., Top Cow panel (Room 221E)
  • Saturday: 10:15-11:05 a.m., Green Lantern panel (Room 222A)
  • Sunday: 4:10-5 p.m., Creator-Owned Comics panel (Room 222A)

Complete information on MegaCon can be found at


October in March

This Saturday, I’ll be at easily the best store signing I’ve ever taken part in. From 1 to 4 p.m. on March 12, the October Country at 246 Main Street #5, Cherry Hill Center in New Paltz, NY, will offer up a signing with a dozen creators. In addition to me, the guest list includes:

  • Walter Simonson
  • Louise Simonson
  • Jim Starlin
  • Joe Sinnott
  • Terry Austin
  • Ramona Fradon
  • Joe Staton
  • Fred Hembeck
  • Todd Dezago
  • Matthew Dow Smith
  • Dan Green

Hell of a list, huh? Hope you can stop by. Contact October County at (845) 255-1115 for more information, or visit the store’s site at:



Convention Schedule

My convention schedule for 2011 is starting to take shape. These are the shows for which I’m confirmed. More will be added if other shows are confirmed … though to be perfectly honest, I really like spending weekends with my family.

I’ll be set up at the Top Cow booth at Emerald City and Baltimore, and likely NYCC. For the other shows, I’ll be set up solo.



Shelf Life Continues

My Shelf Life column at Comic Book Resources, which started last December, is still dropping every two weeks. The two of the three most recent editions have taken on death in comics (and specifically the fleeting nature of it), creator-driven content vs. editorially-directed content. The most recent column deals with the phenomenon of comic book conventions and the topic of getting and writing out autographs.

Please give a read when you have a moment.

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