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The Day After the Buzzkill

This convention completely exhausted me. I’m disappointed to say that no one moved a lot of merchandise from the booths to “Artist’s Alley”. There wasn’t much spending done by the attendees. But we sold 18 books and 30 new subscribers will be joining the mailing list soon. That means I’m going to put every effort into getting a store page up this week so we can accomodate new fans and old fans who couldn’t make the show. The best part about every convention is seeing people, and I was heart-warmed by the number of people who told me they signed up for our strip last year and still enjoy reading it. It’s also great hooking up with our creator friends and meeting new artists.

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter

Emerald Con 2006

View of the convention from our Scooter and Ferret booth View of the convention from our Scooter and Ferret booth

 

Goths on the prowl Goths on the prowl

 

I think this has something to do with Aqualad. I guess. I think this has something to do with Aqualad. I guess.A gaggle of Star Wars fans gather for a huddle.
Roberta Gregory stops by to say hello on her way back from John's booth. Roberta Gregory stops by to say hello on her way back from John’s booth.

 

This man has a sketchbook. That sketchbook has a theme. That theme is "Fairies and Chocolate." He wants you to draw fairies and chocolate. He has been asking for this at every con for five years. This man has a sketchbook. That sketchbook has a theme. That theme is “Fairies and Chocolate.” He wants you to draw fairies and chocolate. He has been asking for this at every con for five years.

 

Michel Gagne was pleased to see we cleaned up those book interiors! Michel Gagne was pleased to see we cleaned up those book interiors!
Rick Hoberg, one of our Toonie winners, shot the breeze for quite awhile. Rick Hoberg, one of our Toonie winners, shot the breeze for quite awhile.
Random Pirate Comics gave us the idea to make buttons, and they were our most popular item this year. Random Pirate Comics gave us the idea to make buttons, and they were our most popular item this year.
Luke Martin did a great job running the booth for Cartoonists Northwest Luke Martin did a great job running the booth for Cartoonists Northwest
Bill Morse promoting Rhapsodies Bill Morse promoting Rhapsodies
Kevin Boze is working a lot more closely with us and John these days Kevin Boze is working a lot more closely with us and John these days
The triumphant John Lustig at his Last Kiss booth The triumphant John Lustig at his Last Kiss booth
Dawn Kravagna and her book Cattle Capers Dawn Kravagna and her book Cattle Capers
Ray Fleigherty bringing new members to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Ray Fleigherty bringing new members to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
This guy looks like someone I work with. Just saying. This guy looks like someone I work with. Just saying.
Juel and his son are proud members of our cartooning group Juel and his son are proud members of our cartooning group
Paco was our interviewer for his podcast Paco was our interviewer for his podcast
Gene is part of the creative team behind Unshelved Gene is part of the creative team behind Unshelved
Liriel McMahon had the booth next to us promoting her vampire comic Bad Blood Liriel McMahon had the booth next to us promoting her vampire comic Bad Blood
Keith is all dressed up to tie in with his photographic comic on moon soldiers Keith is all dressed up to tie in with his photographic comic on moon soldiers
I think these are Final Fantasy characters. But what do I know. I think these are Final Fantasy characters. But what do I know.
If you are into butt cracks this was the con for you If you are into butt cracks this was the con for you
Mark Monlux stops in to wish me a happy birthday Mark Monlux stops in to wish me a happy birthday
I wish I got what the yarn head fad is all about. They look like Raggedy Ann. I wish I got what the yarn head fad is all about. They look like Raggedy Ann.

 

The most home-made Mystique costume you will likely ever see The most home-made Mystique costume you will likely ever see
It was good to see Matt Wagner again after our stint together at VisionFest It was good to see Matt Wagner again after our stint together at VisionFest
This guy is friends with someone I work with. Thought I would include him. This guy is friends with someone I work with. Thought I would include him.
Bob Schreck has graciously stuck with our strip since VisionFest. He says its good stuff! Bob Schreck has graciously stuck with our strip since VisionFest. He says its good stuff!
Scott Alan and John Aquino teamed up to put out a book this year Scott Alan and John Aquino teamed up to put out a book this year

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter

Shirt Sizes

t’s the day before Emerald City Con and all is a lot more well than it has been with past conventions. The cards were printed last night, finalizing the last items up for sale this year. There’s a new card featuring Ed being insulting, which I did a little differently by doing full color on the character instead of spot. I tried on the women’s fitted T-shirt and you bet I will be wearing that, it looks terrific. It’s not too tight or too large, so women should be able to get a good idea about fitting into it based on how I look in it. As I was looking through our books I found the section of strips based on last year’s convention, reminding me that the last time we did this all we had was a sign-up sheet and some cards. Now with shirts, books, buttons and an expanded card line it makes a lot more sense to have reserved a space. On a final note, this is a transitionary weekend for me as I will be turning 30 on Sunday. I’m very excited about this, as I tend to look younger than I am and could use the digits to prove I’d had some experience. Spending my birthday at a convention isn’t exactly how I would have planned that out, but some things can’t be helped, and I could use the sitting around time this weekend to write more strips. If you can make it I’ll see you there!

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter