Convention season is in full swing and I apologize for not doing a better job of updating where Jason and I will be attending with Kill All Monsters. I’m going to get better about that.
We were both at C2E2 a week ago and that was a great success. Jason and I talk all the time, but it’s rare that we actually get to see each other and hang out, so that was lots of fun. And of course there were a bunch of other friends to see, both old and new, whom I don’t want to list because I’ll forget someone important. We sold a bunch a books and talked to a lot of kaiju fans, all of whom never fail to humble me with their vastly superior knowledge of giant monsters and robots. All in all, a great weekend.
And then this past weekend was Free Comic Book Day. It was a family affair for me with my son and I selling Kill All Monsters comics while my wife did all kinds of nerdy facepainting from superhero logos and Pokemon characters to full-blown Spider-Man masks and zombie makeup. That’s her setting up behind me in the photo above.
We were at The Source Comics and Games, which has completely figured out how to win at Free Comic Book Day. They turn their store into a mini comics convention, not only giving away free comics, but also having a huge sale and inviting local cosplayers and creators to come and be part of the festivities. It’s grown bigger every year and this time the line at opening was unbelievable.
What you don’t see in that picture is that the line continues to wrap around two more corners to the opposite side of the store. There were tons of people and Kill All Monsters sold really well. In fact, from a sales per hour standpoint, it did even better at FCBD than at C2E2.
So thanks again to The Source for hosting a great event, and thanks to all the customers who came by and chatted and/or bought a copy of KAM. It was great meeting you all.
Next up will be SpringCon and I couldn’t be more excited! More on that later though…