Baltimore Comic Con is one of my favorite conventions. It’s purely comics (or at least 95%) and filled with professionals I’ve followed since childhood. And it’s incredibly humbling still that after the many years I’ve done this con to shake the hands of people like Jose Luis Garcia Lopez and Steve Rude and they know who you are. Also making new friends like Scott Snyder and Bob Hall is what makes this crazy industry worthwhile.
And speaking of Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers, Shadowman,
etc), he was staying at the same hotel as me. Each morning at the complimentary
breakfast, we kept running into each other & would chat. Unfortunately he
had some bad luck on Friday evening by getting locked out of his room due to
the faulty lock mechanism of his door. Since the Hulk wasn’t available to knock
his door down (LOL!), the hotel had to move him to a new room. I really hope
they refunded his entire stay. Avoid the Sleep Inn on Fallsway St, people!
My new books THE BABY WHO FELL FROM SPACE and GOLDENGIRL AND THE PARTY #2 debuted at the con to rave reviews from pros & attendees. Both with art by Antonio Brandao and colors from me, the first is a kid friendly tale about a baby alien dropped off on a planet for day care but forced to deal with giant Cthuloid monsters! The second is my tribute to the late hip-hop artist MF Doom. Aliens are trying to abduct rapper Kaiju Boy and only GoldenGirl can find out why and protect him.
Lastly I had the strangest commission on Sunday. A new friend, Billy Gee, has an unique collection – a portfolio of trading cards made up of creator self-portraits. And for some reason he asked me to make one! This is going up as my profile pic in social media.