I’m Blowin Up!
Consider this the second post about Webcomics Weekend. This one is devoted to all those out there I finally got a chance to meet after months of talking online.
First up, I gotta give it up for Rick “Mind Pollution” Marshall. Rick has been a Systemic since around election day, when I wrote into his blog about how my webcomic’s characters would vote. We’ve been internet homeboys ever since (awww). We tried to meet up back at NYCC, but didn’t make it happen until NEWW. It was great to meet the man behind the mask (and by mask I mean Twitter icon) and share a drink and such. Awesome guy. He’s really the man of the hour because he’s also a writer for MTV’s Splash Page and wrote up a huge article about the weekend, linking just about every comic in the known universe (including yours truly). That was not an easy thing for him to post I’m sure, so make sure you get it some traffic.
Gary “Fleen” Tyrell gets a shout out, even though we met briefly back at NYCC. This man is such a fan of webcomics it isn’t even funny. I got a chance to draw in his “facial hair” sketchbook.
Lee Cherolis, who does some amazing artwork (and is currently working on a robot comic) I managed to run into later in the con. He interviewed me, we’ll see when it makes it online.
Let’s also hear it for Alina of Weregeek, Joel from Hijinks Ensue, and Rob and his lady-friend from Art Geek Zoo, Chris Yates, Braden and Vin from Kittyhawk and Tina from The Paul Reveres. Oh, and let me shout it out to Meredith Gran for being the face of Webomics Weekend. Nice one, Mer.
Of course, this was already a week ago and I’m probably forgetting more than my fair share of people. NEXT TIME: a funny story about how I’m a huge webcomic whore.