Thursday, March 01, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO IS NOT FOR LOVERS ONLY
New York was Grand!
We had so much fun, it was retarded! Sold out on the "Pistolas" book forever. My most successful show to date (not counting San Diego Comicon of course) I believe that in 5 years time the NYC show will give Sandy Eggo a run for its money. The lines to get in on Saturday were ridiculously long, 4 city blocks and wrapping around the convention building. The show was entirely sold out! I don't think it could ever get bigger than SD, mainly because the weather in NYC at this time of the year sucks rhino's dick but NYC will definitely become a big player, way better and bigger than ex number 2, Chicago Wizard World.
Silver and I had a blast, meeting tons of artists, students and business associates. We hung out with Bobby Chiu, Kei Acedera and the mysterious "T" until the wee hours, great folks and good times! We all had dinner at "The Park" on 10th avenue and 17th street on Friday, nice atmosphere, good food, I recommend it for sure, a mere 2 minute cab drive from the Javits Convention Center. On Saturday, we had bad sushi, well, I didn't because I don't like sushi, everyone else got sick from it.
We capped the night at an irish pub on 43rd street. O'haneys, O'Shaney's, O'Something or O'Ther, I don't remember. The waitress had a bit of an attitude problem at first but she mellowed out once we started drawing on the placemats, she probably lives in Hoboken.
My personal highlight of the show took place when the amazing Bill Plimpton showed up at the booth and told me he worships the ground I walk on. Actually, he didn't phrase it quite like that but he was extremely kind to me. He graciously handed me a DVD and I gave him a copy of one of my books at a discount, Heh, heh! no, I kid, I kid, I didn't charge him anything. Relax, man!
Another high point was to meet a bunch of students from FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology art school) in midtown. That was a real treat. Much love to you, girls!
Now I'm in San Francisco, getting ready for Wondercon 2007. As always, I encourage you to stop by our booth and say hello and shoot the shite, I'll be sharing my little hut with my friends,Joe Pekar and Sean "Cheeks" Galloway, you won't regret it. Remember my secret project? Yeah, that one!. . . Well, if you drop by I'll tell you all about it.