This ought to be fun- my first appearance in Kansas City. I'll be a guest at Planet Comicon this weekend, Saturday October 2nd and Sunday the 3rd. The show will be held at the Overland Park International Trade Center 115th & Metcalf Overland Park, Ks, and runs from 10-6 on Saturday, 10-5 on Sunday. Advanced two-day ticket holders get early admission on Saturdays. Tickets can be purchased at select Comic Shops located in the Kansas City area. You can call (913)345-9910 for locations.
The guest list is remarkable and centers on the wildly popular ABC line of comics: artists Chris Sprouse, Gene Ha, Zander Cannon, Kevin Nowlan, Rick Veitch, J.H. Williams, Mick Gray and editor Scott Dunbier are all scheduled to be there, as will Jim Mahfood, Phil Hester, Ande Parks and others. There will also be appearances by the wrestler Diamond Dallas Page and by James Marsters, one of the stars of the Buffy tv show.
There will also be a CBLDF auction, and I understand there are going to be some ABC comics autographed by Alan Moore given away.
I'll be there too, pushing Whiteout fiendishly. I might have some copies of WHITEOUT:Melt #1 with me, but I'm not sure if I'll have received my comps by then. (If any retailers who plan to attend are reading this, bring whatever copies of Melt you have to the show, let me know where you're set up and I'll send people to your table.)
As always, I'll be doing sketches and I'll have a big stack of original art with me. (I'll also have some life-drawing. I continue to hope that my readers will show an interest in representations of the human figure that don't boast a mask, cape or corporate logo.) My offer to those of you who read these things continues- mention that you saw this message at comicon.com and get a free quick doodle of WHITEOUT's Carrie Stetko, or of any other character I've drawn- Batman, Hawkman, Conan, my Grendel, Danish physicist Niels Bohr or even Inky, the Internet Public Library's didactic ink blot. And if you'd like an unkind and thorough portfolio critique, I'll be happy to take a look. (I prefer handling xeroxes over originals, and please just show me your best 8-10 pages.)
I'm really excited about this show. The organizers have impressed me with their energy and enthusiasm, and I couldn't be happier about being their guest. If you're in the area, I urge you to come by and support their efforts.
More info about Planet Comicon is available at http://www.planetcomicon.com/
My web page: http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/8914/
The WHITEOUT tpb, with a cover by Frank Miller, is available in better comics shops everywhere. The first issue of the sequel, WHITEOUT:MELT, should be in stores now, I think.