The gang is all here, and it’s awesome. Old skool comics as they are made and loved.
Julia Wertz reading at SPXplosion at Atomic Books. Great store. Since last year, they also opened a section for vinyl LPs which is doing well, said owner Benn Ray. The readings were put together by Jesse Reklaw and seemed to go great.
A Nerdlinger winner whose card I lost so I cannot correctly spell his name. Other winners…Drew Weing, Katie Skelly, Brian Chippendale, T. Nicholls (?) Zack Allen, Denis St John, Let’s be Friends, and Frank Santoro. The real winner was comics.
Fantagraphics publishers Gary Groth and son Conrad, who seems interested in many things his dad is not interested in.
From the drive down: The Captain shall watch over us all.
There was a mirror image event going on at the same time which seemed to consist of older, well-dressed folks who enjoyed a tot or three. Much staggering around the lobby.
Hanging out last night was awesome mix of Jaime Hernandez, Nick Abadzis, Gabrielle Bell, Laura Hudson, Vanessa Davis, Dean Haspiel, Jacq Cohen, Chris Miskiewicz, Kevin Huizenga, Jesse Reklaw, and travel companions Brian Heater and Jeff Newelt and many many more.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.