Three in a Row.

This weekend we'll be at AwesomeCon.  It will be my first convention alongside Garth for 2019, but my third consecutive convention in three weekends.  I like doing conventions, meeting readers both old and new, hanging out with Garth, and returning to cities I like to visit... but man, I'm exhausted. That's not to say I'm dreading AwesomeCon.  Far from it.  AwesomeCon is one of my favorite shows to work.  Last year I had to miss it due to scheduling ...

Ninth Wormhole in PREVIEWS!

We've got a big announcement for you today.  Potentially very big, but that depends on lots of other factors.  Those aside, here's our big announcement: STAR POWER & THE NINTH WORMHOLE is going to be listed in the May issue of PREVIEWS, which comes out tomorrow! PREVIEWS is essentially the comic book catalog.  It's where comic shop retailers shop for what they want to stock in their stores.  That means STAR POWER & THE NINTH...

Anime Boston bound!

Last weekend I was exhibiting at DiNK Denver, in a solo effort.  This weekend I'm going solo again at Anime Boston, a show I have a long history with and always enjoy doing. Anime Boston was the first convention I ever tabled.  I scored a cheap table in the Artist Alley at the last minute for the convention's first year.  It was crazy popular that first year, and its popularity only skyrocketed in following years. It was the first show I did my ...

The Blessings and Curses of My Trip to Denver.

My weekend at DiNK Denver was full of ups and downs.  I had some amazing experiences, but also some very frustrating ones.  So, because I have several stories to tell from my weekend, here are the blessings and the curses of my trip to Denver. BLESSING.  The people I met at DiNK Denver were incredibly nice, from the staffers to the attendees.  There was a palpable energy in the room, driven by an excitement for comics of all types.  It was cool to see a comics-only show thriving and feel...

DiNK Denver, here I come!

As I mentioned in Tuesday's blog entry, I'm traveling to Denver for the first time tomorrow and the logistics of the trip have proven to be far more complicated (and expensive) than I anticipated.  But travel is its own thing, and I'm not associating it with the reason I'm going out to Denver: to exhibit for the first time at the weekend comic and art showcase, DiNK Denver! DiNK Denver seems like the mountain cousin to a show like

The Complications of Travel.

Traveling to conventions is part of what we do as webcomickers.  We find a show, apply to exhibit, and make the necessary arrangements to get there if we're accepted.  You learn to anticipate factors like distance, time, and cost when determining if traveling to any given location will be worth it.  I've been doing this for almost two decades now, so I'm pretty practiced at it... or at least I thought I was. This weekend I'll be heading to DiNK Denver....

They're the Most Boring Stories I've Ever Heard.

I love tabletop roleplaying games.  I've loved them since my best friend introduced me to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, 2nd Edition.  I love the "theater of the mind" that plays out when I pretend to be fantastic characters and/or exotic creatures.  Tabletop RPGs are not only fun to play, but when you're in a group that really clicks, you get to experience an aspect of performance and shared creative wavelength that is comparable to being on stage with a performer you enjoy working alongsi...

My Rejuvenating Weekend at ConBust.

ConBust was the rejuvenating weekend I expected it to be, but in an unexpected way. Don't get me wrong.  ConBust was a blast for all the usual reasons; the attendees were friendly and curious, the staff was amazing, I bonded with my neighbors in the Artist Alley, and the panels I spoke on were great.  It was the mellow, relaxing show I've come to love and look forward to every year.  But the real rejuvenation of my heart and spirit happened in an altogether different way this year, albeit ...

Back to ConBust once more!

This weekend I'll be making my return to ConBust!  It is simultaneously the smallest show I do, and one of the most important.  It's not because of financial gains or the chance for networking.  ConBust is, simply put, good for my soul. I've spoken at length about ConBust in the past, and I'm going to do so again today. ConBust is a little show that takes place in a single building on a college campus.  The Dealers Room and Artist Alley are emptied-out classrooms.  The panel ...

Old School or Outdated?

Garth and I are very happy that our announcement to change the update schedule from Monday-Wednesday-Friday to only Monday-Wednesday was largely met with positive, encouraging responses.  Garth was honest in his struggles with burnout and the steps needed to help him recover, and the understanding shown by you, our wonderful readers, was tremendous.  We love making STAR POWER for you, and you reward us with your incredible support. When STAR POWER was still in the planning stages, it was my...