Just back and recovering from SDCC now. The hectic con and after-events each night don’t leave much time for updating, so I’ll do what I can now, largely in the form of pictures. Most all of our news has spread around various comic sites, but we’ll also be following up with further news about our announcements like the new ROCKETEER series, new NEXT MEN, SUICIDE GIRLS, INFESTATION, and others.
Meanwhile, here’s a look at the show, starting with the unsuspecting convention hall, prior to the doors opening for the day. It would never look like this again.
And the IDW booth itself:
Outside the booth at 6:15 AM, this is AnnaMaria White, IDW’s Director of PR/Marketing, talking to “Robin,” the local Fox reporter who talked to David Tischman and I about TRUE BLOOD and the con in general:
And, you know, when in the deserted hall at 6 AM and on three hours of sleep, having a seat sounds like a good idea. Especially with Odin’s golden throne sitting nearby and beckoning me.
…and Doctor Who 10.5 (Garth Baumann), posing with WHO writer Tony Lee.
And speaking of the Rocketeer being an Eisner-winner, we collected three statues at this show:
Best Adaptation from Another Work – Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter, adapted by Darwyn Cooke
Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips – Bloom County: The Complete Library, vol. 1, by Berkeley Breathed, edited by Scott Dunbier
Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books – The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures deluxe edition, by Dave Stevens, edited by Scott Dunbier
On hand to collect the awards were Berkeley Breathed, Dave Stevens’ mother, and editor Scott Dunbier.
Other sights from the show (and post-show):
Me with WIRE HANGERS creator/Life of Agony and Spoiler NYC musician Alan Robert and NY Times best-selling writer Chris Mowry.
Missy Suicide, Steve Niles and new Eisner-winner Cameron Stewart, making SUICIDE GIRLS comic plans:
Panelist Peter David and panel attendee (and Coheed and Cambria founder/AMORY WARS comic creator Claudio Sanchez), following our SCREEN TO COMICS panel:
ILLYRIA writer Scott Tipton and ANGEL and ILLYRIA cover artist (and Harvey Award-nominee — go vote online now!) Jenny Frison, before the ANGEL signing:
Our booth was next to Rodenberry Productions, and the Star Trek girls working it posed for a picture under patron saint Kirk and company:
Finally, it’s not a Comic-Con without taking a picture with one of the many Slave Leias there, so I had to remain true to tradition. I’m the one in the black shirt: