Don’t miss Detroit Fanfare, one of the best comic shows in town!
This weekend is the big-one for K-Mo. It’s Detroit Fanfare season! This is one of my favorite shows to go to because the second year of the show was the first convention I ever had a table at. If you like comic conventions with a dedicated focus on comics and comic creators, then you don’t want to miss this one! And for only $20 for the weekend, it’s practically a steal.
I am proud to say that I attended the first-ever Detroit Fanfare convention, but as a con-goer, not a creator. There I got to meet Stan Lee for the first time and I got to sit in on a live discussion of Write or Wrong by the incomparable Dirk Manning. That was a game-changing convention in the course of my career and the very next year I was set up at Detroit Fanfare with my trusty artist partner, Jesse Hughes selling our very first issue of Science Girl.
This is my third year at Fanfare and though I won’t be premiering any new books this year, I will have plenty of copies of Science Girl and Saturday Morning Snack Attack! on sale. Come by, say hi and participate in the coolest convention in town.
I’m a writer first and foremost, but I still love to draw and doodle. Being at a convention for an entire week, there is plenty of downtime and so the doodle bug gets to you after awhile. I thought it’d be fun to share all of my crazy convention doodles with you guys and gals.
These two look like they’re up to no good.
I was excited for Game of Thrones.
Jesse Hughes’s Cosmicat is getting a little sassy. I wonder what’s in those pouches on his utility belt. Catnip?
He sure is.
Good news everyone!
Everybody’s youth oriented comic extravaganza, is returning to the Ann Arbor District Library this coming June 22-23! Whether you’re a parent, a teacher, a librarian or just a comic fan, this is a great free event with lots of amazing creators and plenty of hands-on interaction.
Oh, and did I mention that I’ll be there, along with Mr. Plummy Press himself, Jesse Hughes? Well it’s official, so you don’t want to miss out! And while you’re at it, you might as well pick up a few copies of Science Girl: Double Feature too!
We’ll see you there! (And then off to Frita Batidos for dinner afterwards.)
Motor City Comic Con 2013
Just wanted to let you folks know that my beard and I will be attending this year’s Motor City Comic Con in Novi, MI. I’ll have plenty of comics for you to check out, including Saturday Morning Snack Attack! and Science Girl: Double Feature. If that’s not enough to convince you to come out, then consider this– Mr. Marvel himself, Stan Lee will be the guest of honor on Saturday. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to know that there is a page out there on the Internet the lists both me and Stan Lee on it.
Sometimes I do things that have absolutely nothing to do with comics, but are still kind of awesome. This is one of those times!
If you’re a child of the 90′s, you’ll definitely want to check out my latest article for Slacktory — Why Full House’s Kimmy Gibbler Was NOT the Wacky Neighbor
Bea from MY DEMONIC SWEET 16 uses her powers for the first time.
Art by Johnny Whaam
If you loved “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” as a kid, but hated that the show never featured any Lovecraftian monsters, then you’re going to be excited to read the third story in the SATURDAY MORNING SNACK ATTACK! anthology– MY DEMONIC SWEET 16 with art by Johnny Whaam and story by yours truly.
Bea is your average teenage girl– meaning she’s kind of a douche sometimes. On her 16th birthday she discovers that all the women in her family are sorceresses and that her powers are awakening. However, when she goes out of control using her magical abilities to get everything she ever wanted, she draws the attention of an interdimensional magic-eating demon. Continue reading
Two of the stars of STAKE AND SCEPTER — Ellie Nightshade and Judy Daywalker– as they run into the fray.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Buffy the Vampire Slayer had Sailor Moon as one of the Scooby Gang?
If so, you’re probably a lot like me and you would probably enjoy the second story in the SATURDAY MORNING SNACK ATTACK! anthology titled STAKE AND SCEPTER featuring art by John Sowder of Divine Authority Comics!
Team Science is hard at work!
Thanks to everyone who came out to Ann Arbor for the annual Kids Read Comics Convention! I had a great time helping kids get exciting about reading and creating comics as well as hobnobbing with my fellow local artists. Can’t wait to do it again next year!
One of the coolest things to happen at the convention was receiving a free comic made by one of the kids attending. He had come on Saturday and got so excited about making comics that he went home and made some to hand out on Sunday! That’s a great lesson to learn right there– if you want to do something like create comic or make art the best way to get started is to just dive right in.
Showing off my stylish new Science Girl button!
Over at the Team Science table we were handing out a bunch of free stuff, like an all-new SCIENCE GIRL short-story, “THE
MAGIC SCIENCE OF THE ROBOCORN.” If you happened to pick up a copy then what you really received was a free sneak preview at our upcoming SCIENCE GIRL book SCIENCE GIRL: ANTHOLOGY OF AWESOME! We’re hoping to debut the full-size book this fall, so keep your eyes peeled!
We were also debuting our new SCIENCE GIRL buttons featuring Edie’s insignia. Our first batch was in red, but we’re hoping to add a whole rainbow of colors further down the road so you can show off you support for SCIENCE GIRL in style!
A very big thanks to the folks at the Ann Arbor District Library and Green Brain Comics for putting such an amazing event together and for doing so much for the local comic community in the Metro-Detroit area. And of course, thanks to everyone who came by and said hello or picked up a free comic. Drop us a line and let us know what your favorite part of the convention was!
Ever since The Avengers made movie history (and a kajillion dollars in revenue) it seems like every comic fan with a keyboard has put in his or her two cents about which characters we can expect to see for the sequel. These lists are filled with the usual suspects—the most popular and longest-lasting characters to grace the pages of any Avengers comics.
The problem is—from a logistical standpoint, a lot of these characters just aren’t probable for new recruits the next time around. As much as fans might be clamoring to see these characters join the ranks, don’t expect these ten Avengers to show up on the big screen any time soon.