Friday, October 25, 2013

NYCC Report

So I'm back from the New York show, and man, whatta blast. It was ridiculously hectic and manic as I assumed it would be, but Artists' Alley was a lovely, somewhat-tranquil bastion of peace and sanity in the middle of it all. I was floored by the amount of HPD fans that approached my table for signatures or prints. I honestly didn't expect there to be so many of them! Many people asked about the impending final issue, the hardcover and most importantly; would there be more afterwards? I was tickled by the super-enthusiastic response from readers. Yay!

I have to thank the ridiculously-generous Declan Shalvey once more for letting me share his table after Jordie had been forced to pull out due to deadline constraints. It was the best possible place to be, as I met a huge number of pros and editors that came up to talk to the ever-popular Dec. It was a networkers dream, as he introduced me to each and every one of them.

I sold most of the A3 sized prints that I had over there with me, but will get more printed up before Thought Bubble in England next month. What a show that promises to be. I'll be attending with my partners in crime Jordie bellaire and Dec Shalvey as usual, and no doubt a few of the other Irish heads will make the trip. I'll also have all of the sold-out early issues of Half Past Danger with me, and I'm sure I'll take on a few commissions too. More on that next month.

Right now, I'm finishing off the extra material for the hardcover, and looking forward to seeing peoples' reactions to the final issue of the first series when it ships. The hardcover promises to be a thing of beauty, and it's the most excited i've been about any part of the process, I think.


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