I have returned from Connecticon and I’ve recovered enough to recap the show. As usual, Connecticon was a blast. It was three days at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, and those three days were packed with events, artists, and fans in costume. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the table. It was great to see everyone, both old readers and new. As always, it was also a blast to hang out with old friends and make plenty of new ones. Shoutouts go to Christiann MacAuley and her boyfriend, Jim, of Sticky Comics, super-cool friends of mine I met at Connecticon three years ago and have been lucky enough to hang out with a few times a year since. Shotouts also go to Kern and Kite of Drow Tales, who I met last year and I was across the aisle from in the Online Media Guests section this year. Kite even drew the new awesome picture of Bolts on the Fan Art page. Scroll all the way to the bottom. You’ll love it. I do.
This year I also got to meet the guys from Guilded Age, and John McDowell of Infinity Burger, and took part in my first panel, called Internet After Dark, which was pretty much eight drunk cartoonists answering questions for two hours. Good times.
Finally, a special shoutout to Greg Cashman and Ted Cavooris of the comic Two Steps Back. I shared a table with them all weekend, and they were seriously the coolest guys to share a table with. Very friendly, very funny, and very fun to hang out with after the fact. I was seriously lucky to get paired up with guys who were this cool, and they’re guys I really hope to see at cons in the near future.
Next up on the convention schedule? ComiCONN in Trumbull, CT, on Aug. 18. This is one of my favorite shows and I can’t wait. If you weren’t able to make it to Connecticon, try and come out to this one.
Finally, don’t forget the Moon Freight 3 vol. 3 Kickstarter campaign is underway. Any support you can give would be greatly appreciated, and it will help get the latest book collection out soon!