Wednesday, October 7, 2009
So, Long Beach Comicon was a raging success and now i'm home for another 4 days and then I'm off to Baltimore Comicon, the fine show put on by Marc Nathan and company this upcoming weekend.
OK, besides all that the travel stuff, the first issue of Valkkadia was sold over the weekend at the LBCC show and will be available at the Baltimore show as well. They will be available at the same table as Walter Simonson. He will be signing copies of the book (which he inked the cover for) as well as copies of Volume 2 of the Walter Simonson artist sketchbook series which will be premiering at the baltimore show. We will also have a EXTREMELY limited number of copies of Vol. 1, as it is nearly SOLD OUT.
More news about Vol.2 to follow soon.
Long Beach turned out to be great for the planning stages of future projects for Square 1 Press. We got a number of new projects in the discussion stage and will let all of you know about them just as soon we possibly can. Getting these projects off the ground can be difficult sometimes, but not as difficult as actually getting the people involved to sit down and do their parts. This is not a knock on professional artists of any type, I know they're busy and in a lot of cases, they are making a living at a "real" job, not the freelance artist lifestyle that they might prefer. Just another reason why sometimes you hear news about new creative teams or project announcements and then hear nothing. Sometimes for years. Or ever.
We don't want to do that here. We don't ever want to let you believe we are capable of something we aren't. Projects will only be announced once they've been started or even, nearing completion, just to be sure.
We also got a number of inquiries at Long Beach about publishing finished projects by outside creators. So, there may be news of that ilk as well. All in all lots of new contacts and friendships were made at the show. THAT alone, makes it a success.