I had an incredible time at SPX this year; I sold a record number of books and had a record amount of fun. It was a special year for a lot of reasons. Thank you to everyone who came by and to everyone who made me excited about comics.
It was also a great show for my tablemate Cara Bean, whose new minicomic about being traumatized by the movie Gremlins was quite popular. If you didn’t get it at SPX and are going to MICE in two weeks, you should definitely pick it up. She has an endearing drawing style and can tell a good story with a surprise twist! I believe Cara has a lot of great comics in her future; she is definitely someone you want to keep an eye out for.
People seemed to enjoy Jay’s Brain! which was a real relief… since this was by far the most personal comic I’ve made, it was nerve-wracking to put it in people’s hands. If you would like to get a copy of your very own, it’s now available in my store. So now you too can give me a moment of fear!
Now. I have some work on display at Comic Art New England, and will be at the opening reception this Saturday. The exhibit is in the Atrium Gallery at Porter Exchange in Cambridge and runs September 10 – October 16. The weekend following the reception and in the same space is MICE, the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo. I’m fond of MICE because it is a well-run event close to home, and this year (its second) should be even better than the last. MICE is Saturday, September 24, from 10am to 6pm. If you are in the Boston area, please come by! Admission is FREE.