We'd been looking forward to Emerald City Comic Con, Gene and I. Not only is it a great show that gets better every year, put on by one of our best friends, filled with cartoonists that we love and admire, but it's right in our backyard. That means it's easy and dirt cheap to exhibit at. No air travel. No hotels. No mailing merchandise. Just show up.
And so of course Gene and I were sick as dogs this weekend.
Jana did a great job minding the booth by herself for the second year in a row (in 2008 Gene and I were in the Northeast doing back-to-back speaking engagements) but as you can imagine we sell many more books when we, the actual creators, are there promoting our own work.
Both of us managed to make in for an hour or so, pale and coughing, to take our kids shopping. And yes, I did get an awesome replica Star Trek communicator and phaser (with removable hand phaser) for myself. But what I really wanted to do was to be meeting our fans and selling our stuff. And that just didn't happen.
If you came by looking for us and missed out, our immune systems send apologies for not being up for the job. Next year for sure.
Our first One Book A Day week was so well-received that we're doing it again this week. Every day for seven days, starting today, will be sponsored by a different author or publisher, featuring a different book. We try to have something for everyone, so you'll see fiction and nonfiction in a variety of genres. And if you miss a day, no worries. The banners will remain above the comic strips in our archive for a full four weeks.
Apr 2 - 6, 2018 Dallas, TX
TXLA 2018 (Library COMIC booth 2632) (Gene)
May 11, 2018 Oceanside, CA
Oceanside Public Library Staff Day (Gene)
June 22 - 25, 2018 New Orleans, LA
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth 450) (Gene)
October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)
Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
Check out our Full Schedule