I’m back from Webcomics Weekend. The trip was a great time, nice and relaxed, with plenty of time for just chatting with friends. Shared a couple of meals with old friends, like Bryant Johnson, Christ Shadoian, Dirk Tiede, T Campbell, and Cat Garza. Got to chat briefly with Steven Withrow, Spike, David Malki !, Ryan North, Romantic, Chris Yates, Gary Tyrell, and Dorothy Gambrell, among a bunch of others that I’m probably forgetting (sorry!). And made some new friends as well — I met several lovely people from the Trees and Hills group in Vermont, and I had lovely conversation with Hilary Hatch, wife & business partner of Michael Poe.
My purchases were few: I picked up a copy of I Saw You and a pair of robot socks for Brandy.
One of the real highlights for me was when David Malki ! showed me the illustration that will accompany my story in his and Ryan North’s Machine of Death anthology. I won’t say who the artist is, since I don’t want to pre-empt any official announcements, but she’s a longtime webcomics stalwart, whose work I’ve admired for years. I was delighted and honored, and I can’t wait until everyone can see it!
The Eastworks building itself is an amazing space. It would be a wonderful place to go to work every day, and made a nice venue for a small, low-stress convention.