I have been struggling for a good part of the day figuring out what to say about my experience this weekend appearing at the Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon. Before I give you the impression that this was a negative thing I should say that I had a blast…….I think the reason I am having trouble describing my feelings is exactly because of the fact I had a good time.
Saturday was a different sort of day because Saturday is always the busy day. Book sales were pretty consistent (good) and I did a bunch of sketches……bad sketches cause I can’t draw but they are sketches none the less……as you will see, what I lack in talent I make up for with color!
Saturday was also super cool for a bunch of reasons but two of them are 1-I spent a bunch of time with Ken Wheaton (inker extraordinaire). Ken would like everyone to know that he has a Simpsons book coming out soon and you should all look for it (this may make no sense to you but I assure you that Ken is laughing at this)……and 2-I was standing around minding my own business and I hear “saul” (my name….hope you know that by now), I turn around and Ross Ritchie from Boom Studios was calling me! Boom is arguably the best new (and possibly overall) publisher in Comics and it was cool that Ross even knew who I was. We have met once a few years ago and we have a very close mutual friend in Josh Fialkov but still I have been away from comics for so long I don’t take anything for granted. Anyway we chatted for a few and I gotta say Ross is a class act and deserves all the success he is achieving.
I could go on and on but I am really tired and have to grab some zzzz’s. If I think of anything else interesting I will add it tomorrow.