Comics Around the Pacific
Although the official 24-Hour Comics Day won’t be until October 2, it looks like artists in The Philippines will be sitting down to draw on Saturday, July 17 at 9:00 am. in preparation for PICCA. Good luck to all participants!
Only a few days later, across the Pacific Ocean, Comic-Con will be starting here in the U.S.
Since I’m deep in the middle of my own project right now and not ready to show anything yet, I’ll be on four panels focusing on other comics creators this year: Friends Kurt Busiek, Larry Marder, James Sturm (heard a lot from those names on the blog recently) and a tribute to the great Will Eisner.
I’ll have an official announcement once the schedules are online. No table this year. Just happily wandering.
Ivy has written up her feelings about the prospect of Con moving to LA or Anaheim and why she’s resolved to only attend comics panels this year. We both agree that it would be a depressing development for Con to land in LA, especially because the glut of Hollywood programming is the reason Con is so overcrowded in the first place. Guess we’ll see what happens.
I’m going to Comic-con for the first time since 2004, and I’m fairly terrified! Not just by selling actual books for the first time on my own, but for surviving the convention itself in its newly metastasized form.
I have no idea how many people attending will actually have any interest in buying comics from creators, and how many people are just there to gawk at movie stars and buy merchandise for major media properties.
I’m looking forward greatly to seeing so many friends and colleagues in one place, even more than at the usual smaller comics-only conventions, and I’m sure there’s still plenty of comics business to accomplish and enjoy.
I just hope I don’t feel too lost in the sea of mass-media pop.
It’s not that different from 2004. Just, y’know, bigger.
And *everyone* feels lost at Con. We just all get lost together. ^^
Thanks, sir! 🙂
i’ve read a lot about 25hour comic and i think its awesome, scott. actually, i’m getting tempted to host one here in santiago, chile. just wondering if people would be into it 🙂
Whoah, thanks a lot sir for noticing…:D
Should be an interesting day. I’m really looking forward to it! Please keep us updated on how the show goes.