I stayed up most of last night and some of this morning to work on a sampler to distribute amongst the people tabling at PIX:
(Also did laundry, which appears in the lower right corner of the photo) I guess I miscounted the number of people because I blew through these in like 15 minutes. My goal was to talk to people, but I failed at small talk, which as I said at the back of this sampler “I couldn’t mingle my way through a wet paper bag.”
Thanks to Drawing Words & Writing Pictures. Without their mini-making guide and their scanning guide, it would have been a lot more difficult. It would have been easier to reproduce elsewhere, but my old Laser Jet 5 stood up the task, only jamming once or twice. Luckily it was only a three page, double-sided spread or else it could have been disastrous.
Also got more comics:
Met some more seemingly cool people, if only briefly. A lot of people from Ohio. Hopefully some of them get in touch or follow me or link me to their own web presences.
Thanks for the people that organized this. I could have potentially felt more miserable this weekend if my time wasn’t occupied screwing around with manual duplexing and making mockups of my mini.
Oh yeah, another highlight… I happened to get into the elevator with John Porcellino and all I know about him is that he’s a prolific comic artist and was like the headliner guest. I gave him a copy of The Sampler and the back cover got a chuckle out of him.
I bought a lot of comics today, like a day’s worth of hourly labor at the Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo 2011.
Also got this cool caricature of myself from Nil’s balls of skeletonballs.com. It only cost 25 cents! I think it does a good job of capturing my intensity and my male pattern baldness. Thanks Nil!
Just noticed that caricature was drawn on a Marlboro Cigarette carton; way to reuse!
On another note, kind of fitting that my 50th comic left on an insecure note.
Nothing like my other comics… Anyhow, more self-loathing to come.
On a sad note, not unlike the rest of my comics, I have misplaced a pad of penciled work with a decent amount of comics which just needed to be inked, so that sucks. Not sure if I’ll bother to re-pencil the work I lost, even though some people have asked for some of the work it contained.