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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!

This Week: Emerald City Comic Con

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This week, I’m exhibiting for the first time at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. Come find me at Artist Alley table NN-9!

Emerald City is one of those shows I’ve always heard such great things about, and I look forward to experiencing the show myself. I’m also very excited to catch up with a few friends I haven’t seen in too long and meeting comics fans in a new city.

Also, I love Seattle. I’ve been for work a few times, and it’s one of those places I just love knocking around. After arriving in town and setting up, I’ve had a bit of time to just walk the streets and neighborhoods. It’s… very hilly, and a bit cold today, but I dig it.

Ann Arbor Comic Fest this weekend, American Library Association next!

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Hoo man, this is the first time I've done conventions on back-to-back weekends, but both of these are quite exciting.

First, I'll be at Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival June 17-18, my first time exhibiting at my hometown library's con. This will also be the Michigan debut of Macbeth: The Red King, after gaining a good deal of interest at C2E2 in Chicago.

Then! I'll be in Artist Alley at the American Library Association's annual conference. I'm thrilled for the opportunity to talk about my Macbeth project with librarians, as I think there are so many excellent educational opportunities for a book like this, that takes a universally known character from history and shows a completely different side to the story. 

Looking forward to seeing old friends, meeting fans, and talking comics in A2 and Chicago! Stop by if you're 'round.

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. 

Come see me at Stan Lee's Comikaze!

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Wow, it's been a while since I had a table! But I'll be exhibiting as a guest of the Comikaze comic con in Los Angeles Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Come by to chat at Artist Alley table N09, where I'll have copies of Interesting Drug; Hell, Nebraska; Garbage Pail Kids; and the brand-new hardcover 27: A Comics Anthology, featuring tales of rock stars who left us too young. There will probably be free bananas. I'll also be on a panel Sunday at 1:00 pm talking about Geek Love, so check that out.


In the News! Talking about Motor City Comic Con and 'Interesting Drug'

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In the run-up to Motor City Comic Con, I've received some very nice local coverage for my book:

Detroit News (sidebar to a John Barrowman interview)

Metro Times (Detroit's free weekly)

Back in the comics media world, I also did a very fun interview with Graphic Policy. Give a read!

To poorly paraphrase Bonnie Tyler, forever's gonna start tomorrow afternoon. If you'll be at MCCC, stop by and say hi!