Tuesday, October 19, 2010
New York, New York! (Comic Con) What a wonderful town! And...Comic Con.
That silence you've been hearing permeate this blog (permeate, I tell you! It's a metaphor!) over the past week has been the auditory representation of my exhaustion from the recent New York Comic Con. If that last sentence didn't make much sense, it's because I'm still pretty beat up from the three terrific days I spent at a booth at the show...and what a show it was. I met a lot of great people, sold a whole bunch of books and other items, and ended up with some cool swag. It was an eventful time and something I'm really glad I did.
Saturday was by far the busiest day of the weekend - people were literally shoulder-to-shoulder throughout most of the convention (and by "literally", I mean they actually were, as opposed to when people actually mean "figuratively"). It was a bit frustrating to move around on this day, but there was a lot of traffic around the Wagon Wheel Comics booth if for no other reason than there was a lot of traffic everywhere. I'm happy to say that Teddy and the Yeti (and Fubar, and Franks and Beans...) got a lot of exposure and got into a lot of hands. I also managed to hand out a good number of copies to professionals like Todd Nauck, Peter David, David Lloyd, Mark Waid, Joe Quesada, and other people in the industry.
Danny Cruz did a lot of sketches at the Wagon Wheel Booth and made the show even more enjoyable. He did a few Teddy and the Yeti pieces (and drew a great addition to my Thing sketchbook) that I'll try to post scans of here in the future. Larry dressed up as Lion-O from the Thundercats and had his picture taken a few thousand times. People snatched up the crochet Yeti dolls as I knew they would. I met the creators of the Venture Bros!
It was a great weekend. It was a crazy weekend, but it was great. Really, it was, from almost every angle.
This post is quickly spiraling out of control into an experiment in stream of consciousness writing, so I'll wrap it up with the intention of writing more soon. I'll post pictures from the show starting tomorrow, so look for that as it arrives. My thanks go out to everyone who stopped by the Wagon Wheel booth to flip through a book, pick up a card, or just chat. What a fun time.