Once more, I return to the Windy City for the first convention I ever attended — Chicago Comic Con (AKA Wizard World Chicago). I first attended Chicago Comicon in its earlier incarnation in the summer of 1993, and it was pretty overwhelming. I returned again in 1999, right after I started drawing PS and made some of my first contacts in the business. A year later in 2000, I manned my first Artist’s Alley table and sold ashcans of Part One (or at least the first 40 pages of it.) Over the years, it’s been a on-again/off-again relationship, but I’m happy to be coming back this year with Part Three in hand, completing the series I debuted in those very halls. So, I guess this is a 10-year anniversary of sorts.
I’ll be at table #3102 sharing space with the ever-affable Tim Broderick, creator of Odd Jobs, and the man who taught me everything I know about hocking books at a convention. We’ll also be next to video game designer extraordinaire Brian ‘BMAN’ Babendererde, creator of Soul Chaser Betty and a formidable artist as well.
I hop on a plane in the morning, and I’m looking forward to spending a long weekend in my beloved Chicago again.
See you there!