Long Beach Comic Con
The first convention that I ever sat behind the table as an artist was at the Long Beach Comic Con. This year I will do one more first through them, I will be hosting a panel with the writer of Zombie Ranch (Clint Wolf). The panel will be about becoming an indy comic creator from start to finish – yes I will talk about how to print your own comic book. The panel will be on October 31 at 1PM.
Long Beach Comic Con is a really nice convention. It really reminds me of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) years ago before Hollywood realized that nerds are a great market to advertise to. Don’t get me wrong, I love San Diego Comic Con because it’s all out nerd weekend (aka Nerdi Gra as I call it). But Long Beach Comic Con is smaller, in a nice area, and they have some pretty big names attending that you’ll be able to actually get something signed by them. At SDCC, you see a big name artist and you’ll probably have to be put on a sign up list or take a ticket and hope you win the raffle. When I am at Long Beach Comic Con, I see artists like Amanda Conner with a line of maybe 2 or 3 people. Or as my shocked friend said about the lines last year “I can actually see Jim Lee when I’m in the back of the line!”.
If you go, be sure to stop by my booth and say hello. I’ll be the quiet and shy one sketching.