AMY: I like black and white comics about sensitive boys learning how to masterbate.
TONE: Oh, like Blankets.
I didn’t have an epiphany-moment like I usually do. But I did decide to get back to comics writing once the novel is done. According to Carla Speed McNeil it takes a book about a year to go through the publishing process and I won’t be ready to start another novel for awhile so I might as well get back on the comics bus for a few months. Hopefully, I can have Pulp Fission and Sorcerers Seven finished sometime next year. They’ve been on the shelf too long.
I did learn that there are now two Crime Syndicates, one in the Anti-Matter Universe and one on Earth-3. That was pretty exciting.
I got to see some of the Chicago people;
I bought a lot ($750):
The only total disappointment; the bootleg Rowdy Roddy Piper DVD has no audio.
New awesomenesses that I discovered:
Polly & the Pirates A little girl is abducted into the cutthroat world of… cutthroats: Which turns out to be an easier life than boarding school.
The Damned A Prohibition Era mob story, where the crime families are run by demons and our hero has been cursed to never die.
The Surrogates A future where no one leaves their homes, instead they remotely pilot robot bodies. A murder mystery in a time where murder is a property crime, only an inconvenience.
Not the best con ever, but still pretty good.