Archive for July, 2004

July 28th, 2004 | filed in News

San Francisco!

Well, I arrived in SF yesterday with Ryan, and we met with Shaenon for lunch at this awesome Chinese place called The House of Nanking. Amazing. We just had the owner ‘take care of us’, and what a fantastic meal it ended up being. Then it was off to the Cartoon Art Museum with Shaenon to peruse the wonders of my favorite medium. I love the cartoons from the early 20th century! The characters were so filled with life.

Afterwards, we headed out to Isotope, a comics lounge in the area known as ‘The Boulevards’. It was out away from the downtown area, and Shaenon had never been, so we drove. We got a bit turned around, but we managed to find it — and boy am I glad we did! We met the owner and chatted. He even took some copies of PS off my hands, so if you’re in the SF area and you want a book, you can pick up a signed copy at Isotope! Thanks again, James! I hope we can chat later this week!

Had dinner at ‘The Stinking Rose’ and met up with my friend from Chicago, Jason, whom I’m staying with for the week. After some logistics transferring all my travelling crap over to him, I went to Art Night. It was great to see everybody so soon after the con to just draw (although I was working on some paid illustrations and not comics), but a great time.

Then, when Jason and his roommate came to pick me up, we trekked up Telegraph Hill to see Coit Tower, despite the late hour. Great veiw of the city from up there. Awesome. Then it was back to the apartment to crash…

Anyway, great first day here. I had to finish up my illustration work this morning, but now I’m going out to eat and see the sights.

more later!

July 26th, 2004 | filed in News

SDCC, afterwards

Just got back to Davis this evening after a fantastic con! I’ll be doing a full con report soon, but here’s the short version:

Great to see everybody! I had an great time at the Moderntales table with Jason, Shaenon, Spike, Matt, Patric, Marilyn, and glych! Sold 25 books and a few sketches, so I’ll be able to eat for the rest of the week! WOOHOO!

So thank you to everybody to came by and took a chance on my book! You guys are awesome!

I’ll post a more detailed report in the coming days, but first I’m going to visit San Francisco! Rock!

(more soon)

July 22nd, 2004 | filed in News

SDCC!

Well, I’ve been in California since Monday, and I’m having an awesome time! Relaxed up in Davis, near Sacramento with my old buddy Ryan for a few days before trekking down to San Diego yesterday. Driving through L.A. was a surreal experience. It was both and ugly AND more pleasant than I imagined it would be. I have pictures, but I probably won’t post anything until after the con.

Anyway, set up at preview night last evening after we got here. No other MTer’s came to clain table space, but I bumped into Roger & Chuck, and we all went out for dinner. Good times.

Anyway, gotta back to convention hall so we can get this show on the road! Hope to see you there!