Guys I will be at Stumptown Comic Festival this weekend!!! I’m very excited, so excited! (And slightly nervous. Am I cool enough for Stumptown? Probably not but whatever!)
I will be at table O01 and will have some things for sale, copies of Friends With Boys, Bigfoot Boy and The Adventures of Superhero Girl. I may have original artwork and prints, but I’m not sure at this point. Depends on what I can fit in my luggage. I would be happy to sign/draw in any books you bring with you. Dark Horse Comics will have copies of The Last of Us: American Dreams issue #1 for sale, and also additional copies of Superhero Girl.
Here’s my schedule:
2pm- Signing with Dark Horse at the Dark Horse booth. Bring whatever books you want, and there will be copies of The Last of Us:American Dreams #1 there.
Room B111, 3-3:45pm
Making Comics for Love & Money
Transitioning from making comics as a hobby to a full time job is a terrifying journey Faith Erin Hicks made over 5 years ago. Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl) and fellow artist Becky Cloonan will share what they have learned while making that transition, the importance of art related day jobs, making comics for yourself, the enduring question of art school, attracting editors, and what you might have to give up to make comics your career.
(Me n’ Becky, talkin’ up some comics, aw yes.)
Sunday, Room B111, 3-3:45pm
Looking Past the Target Audience: Gender, Race, and Geek
Conflicts over exclusion, and identity politics, and what makes a “real” geek have exploded into the mainstream media. Creators, curators, community leaders, and critics on the front lines including Rachel Edidin, Andy Khouri, Scotty Iseri, David Walker, Faith Erin Hicks, and Sfé M. examine the fight over geek identity and barriers to diversity in geek communities and media; and propose concrete steps toward a diverse and inclusive geek culture.
(I hope to be educated a bit by this panel! Should be interesting.)
Please come say hi to me! Who else will be there?