Tomorrow, I'll be winging my way westward to attend Emerald City Comic-Con www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/ , my first (non-SDCC) left-coast convention appearance in at least a decade or so (I think).
Got a Dark Horse creator-owned panel on Saturday, then what should be a very cool panel with on Sunday with the greatly awesome Brandon Graham and the awesomely great Brian Lee O'Malley: comicbuzz.com/?p=39487 The rest of the time, I'll be set up at table D-20 (AD&D alert!) to say hello, sign whatever books are brought to me, and put forth a nigh-superhuman effort to appear marginally sociable! (I'm a bit of a recluse, honestly, so I have to burn a helluva lotta caloriesalmost literallyin order to falteringly interact with my fellow humans; hope you'll cut me some slack if I start twitching too noticeably.)
I'll be hauling along a goodly number of copies of my very first "sketchbook" in a very long time: Empowered: Extra Sketchiness, which debuted at San Diego Comic-Con last year. It's a B&W, 28pp, 8.25" x 10.5" dealie collecting a bunch of Emp-related commissioned sketches and even a pair of short stories (sorta), a number of which have already appeared in my gallery here:
If you won't be attending the show, you can order a copy of Empowered: Extra Sketchiness here: stuartngbooks.com/art-books/ar…
Beyond that, I'll also be bringing a grab-bag portfolio of original art to sell, a selection of pieces both old and new, such as these recently posted dealies:
...and an assortment of comics pages from Empowered, Dirty Pair, Gen13, Bubblegum Crisis and so on. I'll prolly tote along a few (cheaper) roughs and layouts from miscellaneous projects, as well.
I usually crank out quick "head-shot" sketches for free, but beyond that, I might take on some commissioned pieces at the show, preferably of an Emp-related fashion; prolly not too many, as I'm rarely all that productive at a convention. I might possibly do some Emp-related mail-order commissions to be rolled out after the show, but I can't say right now* how likely that is. Anyhoo, look me up at table D-20, and I should have some idea what's going on by then.
Actually, I'll have to periodically flee from my table and awkwardly say hello to some of the bazillion amazing folks** on ECCC's thoroughly badass guest list: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/spe… I'll be back sooner or later. As I'm flying in the day before the show and red-eying it back East late Sunday night, I'll be in attendance for all three days of the convention (I'm already exhausted, thinking about it).
Anyhoo: See you at the show!
*At present, I'm frantically cranking away on an Empowered one-shot's script and layouts, which I'm likely to still be working on at the convention.
**Note that several of the Secret Guest Artists for possible upcoming Empowered one-shots will be in attendance; in fact, I'll be looking up a few who prolly have no idea I'm eying 'em for potential Emp shenanigans.