With doing nearly every show in driving distance for 2014, I learned that it’s tough doing those and staying on top of my workload. So I’ll have to become more selective in 2015. Here is the master list of shows to choose from:

2015

* Schedule is tentative… please check back for more updates and confirmations.

Long Beach Comic Expo
February 28 & March 1, 2015 –

Tulare Sci-Fic Con
March 7-8, 2015 –

Emerald City Comic-Con
March 27-29, 2015 –

WonderCon Anaheim
April 3-5, 2015 –

Wizard World Las Vegas
April 24-26, 2015 –

Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)
April 24-26, 2015 –

Wizard World Sacramento
June 19-21, 2015 –

Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con
June 19-21, 2015 –

San Diego Comic-Con
July 9-12, 2015 –

C4 Ventura Comic-Con
TBA

Long Beach Comic-Con
TBA

New York Comic Con
TBA

Comikaze
TBA

Wizard World San Jose
Sept 4-6, 2015 –

Bent Con
TBA

Wizard World Reno
TBA

Just a quick post as a memorial to the great shows of 2014. Looking forward to the 2015 convention season. Hope to see you all at one or more of them!

2014

Wizard World Sacramento
March 7-9, 2014 – Booth #B46
– Thanks for an amazing show! Hope to see everyone next year!
(Check out this Bleeding Cool article for details and photos from the show!)

Tulare Sci-Fic Con
March 29, 2014
– Thanks for a fun show! Hope to see everyone next year!
(Check out this Bleeding Cool article for an interview, details, and photos from the show!)

WonderCon Anaheim
April 18-20, 2014 – Booth #SP-094 (Approbation Comics)
– Thanks everyone! See you next year!
(Check out this Bleeding Cool article for details and photos from the show!)

Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)
April 25-27, 2014 (Attendance tentative)
– Won’t be able to make this year. Hopefully 2015!

Bakersfield Collector-Con
May 18, 2014
– Thanks!

Long Beach Comic Expo
May 31-June 1, 2014 – Booth #1007
– Thanks everyone! See you next year!
(Check out this Bleeding Cool article for details and photos from the show!)

Phat Con
June 14, 2014
– This show was cancelled & rescheduled for Jan 2015.

Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con
June 20-22, 2014 – Booth #T164
– Thanks everyone! See you next year!
(Check out this Bleeding Cool article for details and photos from the show!)

San Diego Comic-Con – Thanks everyone! See you next year!
July 23-27, 2014 – Arcana booth #2415 (signing Friday 3:30-4:30pm & Saturday 5pm-6pm)

C4 Ventura Comic-Con
September 12-14, 2014
– Thanks everyone! See you next year!
(Check out this Bleeding Cool interview & BC article for details and photos from the show!)

Long Beach Comic-Con
September 27-28, 2014
– Booth #2306

Alternative Press Expo (APE)
Oct. 4-5, 2014 (Attendance tentative)
– Won’t be able to make this year. Hopefully 2015!

New York Comic Con
October 9-12, 2014 (Attendance tentative)
– Won’t be able to make this year. Hopefully 2015!

Wizard World Reno
November 21-23, 2014 – Booth #C42

Just a quick post as a memorial to the great shows of 2013. Looking forward to the 2014 convention season. Hope to see you all at one or more of them!

2013

WonderCon Anaheim
March 29-31
– Thanks for a great show! See you next year!

San Diego Comic-Con
July 18-21 – Thanks for a great show! See you next year!

Central Coast Comic Con (Ventura)
September 7-8, 2013 – Wasn’t able to make it this year, but see you next year!

Las Vegas Comic Expo
September 28-29, 2013 – Thanks for a fun show!

Pasadena Library
October 11, 20136pm-10pm – Thanks for a great show! See you next year!

Comikaze
Nov 1-3, 2013 – Wasn’t able to make it this year, but see you next year!

Long Beach Comic-Con
Nov 23-24, 2013 – Thanks for a great show! See you next year!

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For everyone attending the Long Beach Comic-Con next week, stop by to see me at Booth #1304b!  I’ll be promoting a special limited edition LBCC only printing of Hass #1 (only 100 copies printed, so get yours before they’re all gone).  There will also be copies of Chaos Campus along with a few random surprises.

See you there!

I’ve been super busy since the wonderful chaos that was SDCC, but I’ll do a blog post about that experience within the next week or so.  Until then I wanted to give a few updates concerning my latest two projects, Hass & Southern Hospitality:

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There were 50 limited First Look copies of Hass #1 printed for SDCC.  Here’s the first review for the issue!  Hass is a four issue mini series and we hope to have more news for the series within the next few months.

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The next project I plan to push heavily around the Long Beach Comic-Con is the Southern Hospitality graphic novel.  Artist Kevin Richardson made a cool blog post that gives a little background insight on the book as long as a sneak peek of the interior art!

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For everyone attending the San Diego Comic Con next week, I’m going to be at the Arcana booth (booth 2415) promoting and signing copies of Blood, Shells, & Roses, Amour GN vol. 1 & 2, and Lethal Instinct TPB vol 1!  Stop on by!  I’m scheduled to sign on the following schedule:

Saturday – July 20th
12:30PM – 1:15 PM

Sunday – July 21st
11:30AM – 12:30 PM

If all goes as planned I will have Evil Inside tee shirts for sale, too!

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I will also be stopping in at the Lion Forge/Geekscape booth (#3919) when I can to help preach the word about The Chosen and Catalyst Prime!

So there you have it!  Hope to see everyone there! 🙂

Yesterday I drove the 13 hours to and from Oakland for the Image Expo.  I’ve never driven that much in one day in my life.  Right now it seems the only ill effect is that my right ass cheek is numb… TMI?  lol

I am surprised Faith/Kelly (the Mustang) was able to make the trip without any problems.  I’ll reward her with a wash and wax sometime this week.

I really should be writing right now, but my brain is still scattered all over the place.  I hate getting into these modes.  🙁

Scarefest was awesome. I missed some good stuff Friday, but I made up for it the rest of the weekend. I didn’t get much sleep (about 5 hours the whole weekend), so I need to hit the bed in an hour or so.

Rum is on my like list so far. ^_^

Dead tired. Just 4 more months of this. I can do it.

So the SDCC post. I keep putting it off thinking I’ll be able to sit down and do this great blow-by-blow account of it all to do the whole week justice. It’s not gonna happen, my friend. My apologies… this is as good as it’s gonna get. O_o

TUESDAY

Sucked because I spent most of the day in the airport. The plan was to catch my first flight at 3pm, land in Cincinnati, catch the connecting flight to San Diego and arrive at 6pm. There was some sort of East coast crazy weather that messed all the flights up, so I had to wait 2 or 3 hours for a flight to Atlanta and then fly to San Diego. Finally did that and then more crazy weather to where we sat on that plane for ages. We never got to see any of this crazy weather, mind you, which pissed us all off more. So yeah, didn’t make it at 6pm… I made it to the hotel around 2 or 3am. @_@ Everyone was having travel issues, but mine was the worst. Tony was already knocked out, but thankfully Sean was sleeping light enough to where he let me in.

Oh, I did fly my second flight first class. Free booze, free earphones, free movies. I watched Penelope which was very cute and a good movie (in the class of Enchanted). Ricci is very cute as is, but she almost looked even more endearing with the little pig nose. Watched half of 21 which was the better half (I watched the rest when I got back from the trip… it was alright…).

WEDNESDAY

I think this is the day the three of us went for breakfast and I bought a good pair of $5 sunglasses (that surprisingly I STILL HAVE!!!). Tony has great comedic timing, but the thing that stands out was his impression of my dating life that almost made me spew everywhere. He even had a “Man Whore” theme song (he had tons of different theme songs), so I decided I would NOT be a Man Whore on this trip.

We went early to pick up our badges expecting to have to wait for a few hours. It took 3 minutes. The SDCC crew had their stuff together this year.

Preview night’s crowd looked like Friday during regular hours. We knew then this was going to be a crazy packed year with the crowds and such.

Food and drinking… talking and drinking. Good times.

THURSDAY

Kirby’s arrival day. We did the convention and I think this was the day my Uncle Will and Cousin Chris came down to meet up with me. They met Sean and as he was going back into the convention we ran into Rebecca (Dwight‘s girlfriend) and her mom- they had been looking for me all day. We made plans to meet up Friday and off I went with my family. Good times- had dinner and caught up on a lot of things. Very cool night.

FRIDAY

Did the show, it was PACKED.  I can’t remember much of what happened during the day, but later on that night back to the bar for more bar-con. I was pretty wiped out on comics, talking about comics, and anything relating to comics by that point. Tony and Kirby were in their groove and Sean was feeling more like me, so we talked more to one creator’s wife and another creator’s girlfriend. That was fun, but I was pretty much ready to go.

We were going to the other bar just to check on things, then head back, but then EVERYTHING changed. I just felt more at home in the other bar. Not only were the tables and chairs better, but there were more people and more GIRLS! Hung out, chatted, flirted a lot with (Censored 2). The night went on and we eventually had to bail. Met a few more cool people and by that point it was me who didn’t want to leave! But we all did and another great evening.

SATURDAY

Very rough day with a lot of missed meetings.  Lots of backtracking, asking directions, lots of walking… then finally make it to this huge mall Horton’s Plaza and had to climb levels and levels of stairs… but not all in a row. Oh, nooo… they’re all in some random maze pattern where you do some stairs, walk a level, find escalators, go up, oh, no… you have to take stairs down a level as the escalator took you up a level and a half… rinse and repeat. Finally made it on time… hot, tired, pissed, and half my hearing went out. Watched the movie and got most of my amusement from Tony and Sean’s reactions. Good times. I did kinda nod in and out near the end, though.

SUNDAY

Caught up on everything I didn’t do at the convention the other days on this day. Ran into Mike who I thought was one of the New York people who didn’t make it because of the weather, but he came a day or two before I did.

Can’t remember much more… probably did the last bar-con of the weekend.

MONDAY

Kirby had to leave early in the am, Sean went to catch a train, and Tony and I shared a car (not a limo, but not a taxi) to the airport. The airport stuff wasn’t too eventful and was pretty much by the numbers. Made it back that evening.

And I’ve been working my day jobs non stop since then. Except today… my first day off since the 4th of July.

P.S. One of these days Tony joked that I was the Black Jack Sparrow, which was an awesome idea. I think I’m going to give it a test run this Halloween and if it works out I might use it as an alter ego at upcoming shows.

P.P.S. Pictures later… though I only took like 6. We took more in Chicago because I had Avri around to remind me to take pictures. 🙁

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Made it to and from Wizard Chicago without a problem. The Birdmobile may look and sound like crap, but she gets us where we need to be!

The show was great. Well worth the trip. I was uploading pictures to Myspace, but a few were left out accidentally… tried to add them, but “We’re doing some maintenance right now. Please check back in a little while.” Bleh. I won’t have TIME later!

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