Well, two major cons in 3 weeks and I am officially fried. And my feet still hate my ever-lovin' guts. Wizard World, Chicago was okay, I guess. Sales weren't as brisk as years past and that seemed to be the general concensus amongst my noble peers. That was also, sadly, the general concensus with those I polled at Comic-Con. A bit of a headscratcher. Perhaps it's the enormous costs to travel to these events? Gas prices? My shaving of my beard after ten years of having one? Who knows...perhaps I will never know.
Had a few laughs whilst there, though. Hung with my good pal, Jim Droese and his pack of loyal minions, Dave, Matt and two other fine lads whose names escape me right now but the laugh-filled memories never shall. The highlight of our hotel room time together was the eating of the Spam sandwich...I have just finally extradited that mysterious substance from my intestinal tract after its 3 day stay there...where God knows what long-term damage it has wrought!
I also had the distinct pleasure in meeting with my editor over at Marvel for the first time face-to-face, Mr. John Barber. Never had a chance to buy John that beer (or ten) out at the bar so I'll have to owe him on that. Sorry, John!
I couldn't believe how many people at the con knew of my gig with them and were excited for it and me. Thanks to all for stopping by and letting me know. And remember kids!...the first issue of MCP is going to be worth friggin' MILLIONS some day so stock up on copies now! I would say that, conservatively, you should all be ordering somewhere in the neighborhood of 500-1,000 copies each for the best investment opportunity possible. Conservatively!!! Feel free to order more.
Met a few crazy and hilarious chaps/fans of THE 3 GEEKS (one of whom wanted to fight me for canceling 3 GEEKS years ago...for real!) who are now putting out webcasts and dvds of their show "Hero Envy". Funny, funny stuff. Check it out if you get the chance.
I will end this short blog by saying this...I am very great. I realize this now--well, that's not entirely true...I've known it for quite some time--I am great. There is simply no need for "false modesty." False modesty rings false and most people are pretty perceptive. They don't want to see a great one like myself playing all coy and acting all modest when they thrust their compliments upon me. No, I think not. They have chosen to tell me how great I am and I think that their compliments are very well-deserved on my behalf and that their intelligent recognition should also be justly recognized with a nice, "Yes, that is true. I am great. And thank you for noticing. And kudos to you, sir (or madam), for your astute observational skills in recognizing greatness when you see it." The ones that recognize greatness need their "recognizing of" to be recognized as well! And so I deem to do this by calling it like it is and forgoing with the "false modesty."
And you're all welcome.
P.S. My book, THE LIST, has finally shipped to Diamond Comics Distributors and will hit the racks of the comic shops very soon. If you can't find them there order them off this very friggin' website. I am here for YOU!
P.P.S. Check out this nice review I just got home to...http://www.comicbookbin.com/thelist2007.html