SHAUN MANNING

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This week: C2E2

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Comic cons two weeks in a row? Why not?!?

This week I’ll be at C2E2 in Chicago, in Artist Alley table V-5 with Andrew Rostan. Andrew and I tabled together at Emerald City, as well, and it was fantastic. His new book is Form of a Question, an incredibly touching memoir about his time as a five-time Jeopardy! champion. (I know, right?!?)

Chicago is one of my favorite cities in the world. I lived there for a few years out of college, then again for a few years after grad school. My kiddo was born there. It’s special to me. And C2E2 is an excellent show in itself. I’m super looking forward to this weekend.

Also! I’ll be speaking about Macbeth: The Red King on the American Library Association stage Friday at 4. If you’re at the con, please do stop by!

Thanks for a great C2E2!

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Chicago's C2E2 was a ton of fun, met a lot of great people and it was really heartening to see all the interest in Macbeth: The Red King. There are ten days left in the Kickstarter campaign, and our goal is well within reach!

I'll be honest, it was a bit weird trying to talk up a thing that lives online while surrounded by so many creators with great books you could take home right now. But the sample copy of Macbeth I had on hand I think gave folks a good idea of what we're trying to accomplish with this project. And I so appreciate that people are still responding to my earlier books with Anna, Interesting Drug and Hell, Nebraska

My big purchase at the con was the Source Point Press/Comics Experience bundle. I've been a member of the CE workshop forums for ages, and took the in-person classes in New York before operations moved online. Andy Schmidt, who was an editor for Marvel and IDW before founding Comics Experience, is a fantastic resource for creators who want to improve their craft and develop their comicking careers. I'm pretty excited by the new publishing initiative, and after meeting and hanging out with Frank Gogol at C2E2, I'm especially looking forward to reading his short story collection Grief.

Looking forward to my next convention, the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival in June. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, and to all of you supporting Macbeth: The Red King on Kickstarter!

C2E2, Ann Arbor and Lansing cons, and the Macbeth Kickstarter

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My first convention appearance of the year will be at C2E2 this weekend, where I'll be exhibiting at Artist Alley table D9 with Spencer and Locke creator David Pepose. C2E2 is one of my favorite shows, big but not too big, with a ton of support for Artist Alley. And of course, as a former Chicago resident, it's always nice to get a chance to knock about town. (Yes, I miss it!)

After that, I'll be attending but not exhibiting at Motor City Comic Con in May, then I'll have a table at Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival June 16-17 and will be a guest of Lansing's Get Geek'd Entertainment Expo July 28-29. Also working on plans for San Diego Comic-Con -- stay tuned!


The Macbeth: The Red King Kickstarter is going strong! We've got a ways to go until meeting goal, but we've got plans in place to finish strong. Thanks so much to everyone who's supported the campaign so far -- if you think the book looks rad, tell your friends!

I'll have Macbeth pins (also known as badges) at C2E2 for Kickstarter backers -- stop by and say hi!

C2E2 this week - Artist Alley D3

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My first con of the year! Always an exciting time. I'll be in Chicago this weekend for C2E2, hanging out in Artist Alley booth D3 with "Spencer and Locke" creator (and Newsarama editor) David Pepose. I'll be debuting "Macbeth: The Red King," and if you know how long I've been talking about this book, you can imagine how excited I am to have copies in my hands and to be able to share it with the world.

I also just got word that I've been approved to exhibit at the American Library Association conference in June. This isn't part of my regular con circuit, but for a project like "Macbeth" it's an exciting opportunity. And of course, as someone who works for a library, it's exciting in its own way.