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    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2008 edited
    This will be the first comics convention I've ever been to.

    What clinched it for me: Larry Marder is a guest. His Beanworld comics are way brilliant and wonderfully freaky.

    Yeah, I'm a dweeb.

    Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th at the Lloyd Center Doubletree
    Portland OR
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2008
    Hey Stefan-- if you see Brandon and Lukas of the <a href=""><em>Witch Doctor</em></a> team, tell them Z says hello.

    ...and while you're at it, have a look at their new comic. Very cool stuff.

    - Z
  1.  (1969.3)
    I love the fact that I keep going to plug my comic, only to find someone else has already beaten me to it. That's really rather an awesome feeling. :-)

    I will indeed be at Stumptown tomorrow StefanJ. And though it won't be my first con, it'll be my first behind a table, so that's going to be a cool new experience.
  2.  (1969.4)
    I got back to the table today, and Lukas was like, "A guy named Stefan from Whitechapel came by and said someone named Z says hi."

    I am amused that both of the Whitechapellers who came by today managed to come by in the brief times I was requisitioning food or in the bathroom.
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2008

    Thanks for passing along the greeting. If you make it up to Seattle for <a href="">Emerald City Con</a> I'll buy you a cup of coffee.

    - Z
  3.  (1969.6)
    @Brandon Cyphered

    Ha! Life happens that way, some times. :)
  4.  (1969.7)
    Anybody know what Larry Marder's Beanworld announcement was that he's been hyping on his blog? First he promises something big and then doesn't update. Lazy! :)
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2008
    Well, that was cool. A tiny little deal compared to some of the SF conventions I'd been to in the past, but that's not a bad thing.

    I managed to buy, uh, seventy dollars worth of comix in the space of maybe an hour. The only stuff I planned on buying were the few issues of Beanworld I hadn't picked up yet:
    Larry Marder
    I thought I'd amaze Larry Marder by describing a YouTube video in which a ferromagnetic fluid is subject to intense magnetic field and draws beanworld creatures. But he'd already heard of it.

    Mostly I just wandered around buying stuff that looked interesting, mostly from indie folks. (I bought the Witch Doctor preview issue and enjoyed it on the MAX ride home. A thoroughly nightmarish take on vampires.) Not wanting to spend my last ten bucks, I attended programming the rest of the afternoon.

    Nicholas Gurewitch unveiled the terrible secret behind the Perry Bible Fellowship:
    Gurewitch unveils
    It's an idea-generating AI computer, which on voice command produces thumbnails of PBF strips:
    Gurewitch Consults
    But seriously, Gurewitch seems to be a really cool and unaffected guy. He's cut way down on PBF strips but has a bunch of other projects underway. He mentioned that a certain big game company wanted all copies of THE TRIAL OF COLONEL SWEETO recalled because they thought it trampled on their intellectual property rights.

    Scott McCloud gave a great far-ranging Q&A session. First time I've seen him talk; very entertaining.

    Derek Kirk Kim and Gene Yang interviewed each other and read from an upcoming collaboration. If you haven't read their stuff, give it a shot.
    Gene Yang and Derek Kirk Kim

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