Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ape Con in the city, summer in the sticks, do a little dance and try not to trip!

Hey there folks! I just did the Alternative Press Expo, or APECON, this past weekend. I did great! My best show (not the most fun, however. While I did have a blast, the "Most fun" still goes out to the FLUKE we did in 2010. It was like Jeff and I were 12 year old boys who freebased Mountain Dew for that show)! So thanks to the friends and family that helped me out. Howdy to the great new folks that I met there, as well!
My most recent Hairball, "Bumper Baby A-Go-Go Versus the Giant Sucking Wound" has now OFFICIALLY become my most popular comic to date. These two guys walked up to the table, one pointed to it and said "Best title of a comic...ever", and then they walked away. They didn't even buy it. That's a whole different type of sale!
There was so much stuff to look at! So much diversity. It was actually fairly overwhelming. It was one of those cons where you walk around and see everything, take a break, and then go back for a deeper search.

It was also not the easiest of cons for me. You see, I had been rather ill in the weeks prior to the show. At one point, I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to pull it off. Luckily, I did. Though, there was a stretch of time Sunday afternoon that was deadly dull. Few people walking around. No one really wanted to talk. I just wanted to go to bed and call it a day. But when it picked up, it got amazing.

Jeff Tuffenstuff couldn't join me for this show because he's back in the South, and I have since moved onto the West Coast. I did miss him. It was also odd not seeing the rest of the FLUKE gang around. Oh well,  this is a brave new world. No more South (or at least, very little. Or perhaps, not for a while...although, I do not relish the thought of getting back into that humidity with all of the palmetto bugs. Do you know that since I've been out here, I have not seen ONE SINGLE FIRE ANT, MOSQUITO, OR COCKROACH????? After 24 years, that's unprecedented). So, do you mind me reminiscing? I don't!
APE was awesome. New pastures, new comics, new projects. I'm actually working on a new Hairball as we speak. It's still in the planning stages....Keep yer one good eye out!


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