Oct 13 2-4: Fremont Area Writers Book Fair at the Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, Ca. I will also do an open mic reading.
Oct 13 10-12:30 or 1: Santa Clara City Library Comic Con, 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA.
(EDIT: Sunday Sept 16, not Saturday!) San Mateo Event Center / Fair Grounds, 1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, Ca. 10am-5pm. I will get there around 1pm and will be at a table with Valerie Frankel and other Bay Area writers till closing. I still have some books to sell. And the free little menu book (I’ll post a little later about that). Bill Mumy (Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!) will be there, and I hope he sells some books. And I hope I sell some too. And maybe get some Super Holly and/or Kittygirl art drawn by a comic book artist or two. Here’s hoping.
P.S. Danger, you’ll have to pay for parking! Danger!
I am headed to the PLCAF Small Press Comics Expo: 12-4pm Saturday Feb 10 at the San Mateo Public Library, 55 West 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA. Price: free.
On Sunday Feb 11 from 10am-5pm, I will go to the East Bay Comic Con. Location: Crowne Plaza, 45 John Glenn Dr, Concord, CA. Price: $8.
That’s it for now. Going to a voiceover class tomorrow. Then it is off to comic cons to meet local writers and artists, and maybe get some Super Holly artwork drawn. Or maybe Kittygirl?
Last weekend, I was at the San Francisco Comic Con. I bought a graphic novel called This Yeti For Hire! or The Yeti with the Lace Kerchief. The story of a Yeti police detective. I had Sean Morgan draw Super Holly turned into a yeti (abominable snow-woman), with my barber Lash sizing up the situation and using one of my favorite lines from the old Johnny Quest cartoon.
I also bought another issue of Afterburner: Tales of the Cool and the Wicked. On Friday, I talked to Robert Stewart about his art and writing, and I showed him some Super Holly artwork I had with me. On Saturday, he pointed to his portfolio of artwork, and said I should check it out. I saw this on top.
Wow. Super Holly as film noir, as Heavy Metal. Cool and Wicked. I bought it. That was very nice of him to draw for me before I even asked. Or maybe when he looked at me, he saw a dollar sign. I gave him a little more than his asking price.
First things first. Christie Shinn of Hora Tora Studios drew how Super Holly feels about writer’s block.
I was on pop-culture writer (and my friend) Valerie Frankel’s Superheroines panel, and I was quite honored to sit next to the great cartoonist and wonderful HERstorian Trina Robbins! When I said that I was writing a female superhero (hey, gotta plug my stuff), and said that I listened to the ladies on my writing critique groups, Trina said that was very good advice for guys writing female characters. That was nice of her.
And I saw a kid flash conquer the evil reverse Flash!
At at Valerie’s table, I sold four (count ’em: 4) of my little Super Holly books. You know, the ones I print through Createspace, and when I sell them at comic cons, I include a CD with some Super Holly art and my audio short stories with a royalty free music background. Such a deal for five bucks!
At 3:30, room 114, I will be with the great Valerie Frankel and a few others on the SUPERHEROINES! panel. And I will be doing the authorly/writerly thing at Valerie’s table, selling some of my little books with CDs including digital stories, artwork, and a few of my awesome audio stories!
I was at Colossus Con in Pleasanton today. I got a couple of Super Holly art commissions and met an author and a nice actress. Scroll to see it all.
From artist Robin Holstein, here is what Super Holly does when her e-bracelet can’t get a signal, and thus her Google Maps fails, and thus she can’t find the Colossus Con where she was gonna be at a table signing her graphic novel.
Here is a little Super Holly doodle from artist Alexis Villanueva at House of Doodle.
Here is author Mike Lynch holding the book Mind Writer, which I bought.
Here is actress Cathy Garver (my big fat head hides a little of her name). She was Cissy on the TV show Family Affair, and the voice of Firestar on Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, and a bunch of other acting and voice-over roles (I should have talked to her about doing voices, darn it). I bought her autobiography, which she will mail to me (she ran out of copies at the con). I respect actors. That is a tough way to make a living; the work is usually not steady.
And Kathy had at her table the SCARIEST DOLLY FACE OF ALL TIME, MRS. BEASLY! AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
I talked to a couple other artists about doing a couple little commissions later. It will take a while, but I will post when I get them.