…as expected, was a lot of fun!

I sold some books, I doodled a few doodles, I talked to a lot of awesome people. Business as usual.

I got to sit next to several friends, which made the day fly by. Sitting beside me on the left was my broner-in-arms, Dave Losso, of The Great Sandwich Detective and Kill The Wonderhawks fame. (He did some Skottie Rocket fan art, which I’ll post as soon as I get my scanner working.) And to the right was my friend and hotelmate, James Moore, one half of 2 Headed Monster Comics and the writer of Radio Free Gahanna and The Toyetic Adventures of Coco Fiasco.

Sitting two tables down from me, in the same section, was my good friend Scott Carelli of Geekshow Entertainment. While at Summit City, Scott debuted the new logo I designed for Geekshow

…as well as announced that his popular Geek By Night podcast series would soon be relaunched this fall as a webcomic, written by himself, illustrated by Scott Tofte, colored by Adam Sheehan, and lettered by your truly.

Scott also interviewed several writers and artists for his podcast while at Summit City and, if you are so inclined, you can listen to me babble on for five minutes about Punch-Up, Skottie Rocket, and The Muppets like a moron here.

I tried not to spend too much money while at Summit City and even succeeded for the most part. But I had to part with some cash for my friend Jeremy McFarren’s new comic, The Cauldron In The Back Cabinet, which I read this morning and is fantastic.

And, while it wasn’t something I went into the con planning to buy, I’m a huge fan of Dave Wachter’s work and couldn’t pass up buying his Sweetums.

 


So, so happy I own this!

And then, of course, there was the obligatory nights out pre- and post-con: Drinking beer in Zack Kruse’s comic shop, hunting through severely discounted trade paperbacks; sitting in the hotel room with James Moore, trying to figure out the title to a glorious piece of tripping balls cinema (turns out, it was Mom And Dad Save The World); sifting through the pile of old floppy issues James bought in Mystery Packs (he got an awesome issue of Luke Cage Power Man that I am so jealous of); listening to and laughing at James Moore and Scott Carelli argue comics at the Pint N Slice because that’s exactly what I knew would happen; drinking Guinness at the Dash-In next door; drinking with and listening to Zack Kruse and Dave Wactner trading con stories; Zack’s spot on impression of Henchman 24; Zack pulling me aside and giving me a compliment so big that I’m not sure he knows how much it meant to me; watching TV with James back in the hotel room and, after flipping through several channels, somehow thinking that The Wackness had turned into MTV’s Teen Wolf.

Thanks again to everyone who stopped by the con to say hi and buy a book, thank you to all of my friends who made for countless hours of entertainment, and a BIG thanks to Zack Kruse for organizing another year of a truly great comic convention.

Counting down the days until the next Summit City Comic Con,

-Frankie

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