HeroesCon this weekend!
This weekend is HeroesCon, one of my favorite comic shows, which takes place in Charlotte, NC. In addition to tabling and doing sketches, I'll have a slew of new things to pick up - a numbered "Mummy" print (300 made), a John Carter print, an Innsmouth print, a sort-of-new mini-comic called "Robot Teenager Goes to a Barn Show," and lots of original art for sale. So come on out! It's a big year, with lots of great folks in attendance. In addition to Mike Mignola and Guy Davis, they've got folks like Kate Beaton, whose history comics shouldn't be missed, and a bunch of my students will be there, too. So if you're in the Charlotte area, come on out!
I'm also doing a talk at a panel called DEFECTIVE COMICS: a lovingly critical look at just how bizarre the superhero genre can be. I'll be talking about Marvel's recent Strange Tales anthology and how it can be used to see how singular idiosyncratic creators can either be the best or worst thing to happen to mainstream titles, and Ben Towle is talking about the Superman character in Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan. Craig Fischer will be moderating a panel with my favorite Marvel writer, Jeff Parker, along with Colleen Coover, Evan Dorkin, and Chris Pitzer. It's Saturday at 3pm.
Since supers have been on my mind lately, I did this picture of "my" lineup of the X-Men (meaning the lineup from when I was really into them, the Saturday Morning Fox Cartoon Lineup!)
The original (11 x 17) will be for sale at the show for $80, unless someone contacts me first.
Hope to see people there! Remember, Crogan Adventure Society agents, bring your card and get a gift!