The Olympia Comics Festival is not a very big show, but what I really enjoyed about it was its focus on independent press. Seeing new talent you wouldn’t normally find out about is always a treat. Also a treat was seeing Olympia again after a long absence of maybe 21 years. Not that I remember it all that well, but I don’t think it looked much different. I’ve heard they try to keep it that way, the downtown has a lot of renovated historical buildings. The show was small without a ton of foot traffic, but we still managed to sell enough books and t-shirts to make a profit. We also got a sizeable number of new sign-ups, so welcome new subscribers! There is an archive in case you’re lost. As usual I got to meet many new people and hear some wonderful compliments. To the folks who asked if more cards are available from the website, here is the place where you can order them. Tonight we’ve got free tickets to a Mariners game given to us by friends, so it’s time to lie back a little after so much business this weekend.
This weekend the crew here at ScooterandFerret.com will be traveling a short hop down to Olympia south of Tacoma for another comic show. The Olympia Comic’s Festival is a relatively new show in the industry and this will be our first time to see it. We are looking forward to having our booth set up there and seeing our fans come out to say “Hi”. Of course, we will also be selling books, cards, t-shirts, orginal art, and most anything else you might request. So if you are looking for something to do, and you live in the Northwest, take a jaunt up to our capital city in Washington state and check out this new up-and-coming show. We’d love to meet you all in person!
Friday night, the trip to Claim Jumpers, was actually a surprise party all along. Although I don’t know if it came off as a complete surprise, as Scott says he figured out there would be a bunch of people waiting for us when we arrived at our table. He just wasn’t sure who. I was so concerned by that time that everything was coordinated that I wasn’t putting him off the trail very well. But of course it was some of his closest friends among his cartooning buddies, all there to wish him well. Scott Alan did a lot of work in particular to put that together, so thank you Scott. Also John Lustig and his wife made me smirk at the ballgame by pretending they didn’t know anything about it. Scott got a HUGE steak because that restaurant is all about huge. To me though the best thing of the evening was the chocolate calzone Luke ordered. I didn’t have much, but it didn’t make much to get a massive sugar rush. Amazing dessert. Next time when we get together guyse it should be some place quieter though right? I love all of you for coming and sharing Scott’s birthday.