This weekend l will be making my only convention appearance of the year at Stumptown Comics Fest here in Portland. I wasn’t able to get any new material together in time, but l will have all my books for sale; l will also make myself available for perspective consults. I’ll be taking donations as well for the S. Clay Wilson Special Needs Trust– if anyone’s on the fence about contributing to this worthy cause, they can preview the original art for the 24 hour comic I drew, a copy of which comes with your donation (I just haven’t finished scanning the art yet).
Stumptown is worth a visit even if you aren’t a David Chelsea fan; though if comics do nothing for you, I would say give it a miss. You can meet artists from all over the country, attend panels devoted to the art and business of comics, and actually buy comics from dealers at the event (no license required). Among the guests at Stumptown will be such legendary figures of the industry as (pasting from the website here:) Jeff Smith; creator of Bone and Rasl and STCF09 special guest of honor, Craig Thompson; creator of Blankets, GoodBye Chunky Rice and the forthcoming Habibi, Farel Dalrymple; creator of Pop Gun War and illustrator of best-selling author Jonathan Lethem’s Omega the Unknown, Matt Wagner; creator of Mage and Grendel; Gail Simone; creator of Unhinged and author of Wonder Woman, Brian Michael Bendis; author of Powers, Alias, The New Avengers and many more, Derek Kirk Kim; creator of Same Difference and Other Stories as well as Lowbright, and Mike Dringenberg;co-creator of Sandman and contributor to the Tori Amos comics anthology Comic Book Tattoo.
Who knew there was a Tori Amos comics anthology?