Okay, that was metaphorical, but…While we work on our semi-coherent SPX thoughts, check out the Official Daniel Clowes Twitter for some fantastic images of the weekend. Here’s Clowes and Chris Ware pouring over Crockett Johnson Barnaby originals at the Library of Congress:
The panel on Fantagraphics’ upcoming Barnaby reprint with Ware, Clowes, Mark Newgarden, and Eric Reynolds was a highlight mentioned by many.
And here’s the lineup from the Life After Alternative Comics panel: Bill Kartalopoulos, Adrian Tomine, Jaime Hernandez, Daniel Clowes, and Gilbert Hernandez.
Perhaps the most striking moment of all was walking into the hotel bar on Friday night and seeing one big table with these guys, Charles Burns, Tom Spurgeon, Gary Groth, Eric Reynoldss and more….hanging out and telling stories about the Dallas Fantasy Fair. It really was a once in a lifetime experience for everyone, and that will long be remembered.
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.