comic con, san diego
comic con has always been an incredible supernova of comic culture. and these days, it’s so much more: movies, pop-culture, television, toys. it’s a four-day christmas morning for geeks like me. i’d been to comic con before, but this was my first time having a booth there.
dead tired zombie hunter
recently i signed a deal to write and illustrate a zombie comic series called ‘dead tired’.
in some ways, the comic will be a silly version of ‘the walking dead’, but with more kung-fu and squiggly arms.
saturday afternoon, one of the guys came back to the booth saying “hey, your friend, the evil sensei, is here signing stuff”. i checked my twitter feed, and sure enough, martin kove was at comic con! so i ran over to his booth to say hi.
he had just finished shooting a movie called ‘silent but deadly’. that’s the director, jason lockhart, on the left.
four days of zombies
i had a flatscreen tv in my booth playing a rotation of nmk videos like ‘sweep the leg’, ‘jump in’ and ‘they’re coming to get you barbara’, as well as a slideshow of zombie art. nmk fans began stopping by, having recognized the ‘sweep the leg’ video. i also started drawing people as zombies, which was fun for me, and was a great way to get people to stop by the booth.
day three we started handing out the free printed zombie mini-comic.
my girlfriend came with me for the four-day adventure. the person she was most excited to see at comic-con was maddox, an internet celebrity who has been running a very funny website for the past few years called ‘the best page in the universe’. magically, my booth happened to be right next to maddox’s booth, so i knew barbara was going to be excited.
being next to maddox provided an endless supply of entertainment as well! he put on a crown and king’s robe at one point, and kept it on for the remainder of the con. his booth mate went through several costume changes from andre the giant, to a strip of bacon, to princess leia in slave attire.
in the end
all in all, i had a great time at comic con. and i’m very grateful to sd entertainment, especially caryn and her sister for running the booth, the guys from ‘life of mikey’ for their generosity and energy, and maddox and his crew, for being awesome booth neighbors.
it was a blast, and i look forward to doing it again. it made me want to seek out other cons as well.
be sure to visit the facebook page for my dead tired zombie hunter comic.