I’ll be at SpringCon this weekend with lots of Kill All Monsters books and prints. If you live near enough to plan to travel there, you probably already know about SpringCon, but just in case you don’t, it’s a fantastic, two-day show that’s all about the comics. Guests this year include Jeff Parker, Adam Hughes, Bill Willingham, and a ton of other great creators. My wife, Diane will be back too, making everyone’s faces more superheroey or Pokemony or whatever else people want to put on their kissers.
One of the things I’m most excited about is that I’ll be on a panel with my pal Otis Frampton and a couple of guys I haven’t met in person yet, but am looking forward to getting to know: Erik Burnham and Anthony Hary. Here are the details:
Sunday, 1PM to 2PM: LOCAL BOYZ MADE GOOD!
Meet a crew of hot local creators on their way up and discussing how they got that way. Featuring Otis Frampton (Oddly Normal from Image), Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters), Anthony Hary (Fifteen Minutes), and Michael “Kill All Monsters!” May!
So if you’re in the area, come by and say hi. And if you’re there on Sunday, please come to the panel and ask hard questions like, “Who would win in a fight: Skullbot or Mechagodzilla?” Then I’ll ask you which Mechagodzilla and we can have a whole conversation and totally take over the panel. It’ll be fun!
Jason sets up for C2E2
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.
Free Comic Book Day at The Source Comics and Games
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…
As promised, here’s the color version of Jason’s Kill All Monsters print, also debuting this weekend at the Image Expo. If you’ll be there, you can find Jason at the New Reliable Press table (#306); also the home of Kill All Monsters‘ awesome letterer, Ed Brisson.
This weekend is the Image Expo and Jason will be there with these nifty, extremely limited edition Kill All Monsters prints. There will also be a color version (I’ll show you that tomorrow), but this is not just a black-and-white print of a color file. Jason personally toned and gray-scaled these, so there are quite a few differences between the two versions.
In addition to matching Jason’s black-and-white work on the actual comic, these are cool because he’s only printing 50 of them. If you’ll be at the Expo, you can find Jason at the New Reliable Press table (#306), which is also the home of Kill All Monsters‘ awesome letterer, Ed Brisson.