I have an exciting weekend planned, if by "excitement" one means "packing billions of books into evelopes." Yes, the new books have finally arrived, and that means it is time to work like a madman until all the preordered copies have been signed and mailed.
Interestingly enough, the new books have arrived at the precise moment that I have run out of the old books! I'm going to see about getting some more printed, but until then, the "Weekly World Sam and Fuzzy" will not be available to buy in the store. (Everyone who has ordered a copy will still be getting it, so even if you've ordered one in the last couple of days you don't have to panic.)
I did not spend much time away from my booth at this year's Comic-con, so I didn't get to meet too many pro artists. I did force myself to take a moment to visit Steve Purcell, who didn't seem too freaked out that one of his fans drew a comic with such a similar name. (I swear, it is just a coincidence!) He also had a pretty cool hat.
I also got to meet Phil Foglio, who was pretty much as cool as any man can be while wearing suspenders. Plus, he bought one of my books, even though he'd never read any of my comics before! It always makes me happy when someone does that, and if that someone also happens to be a fantastically talented cartoonist, I throw a tiny party. You should see the tiny party, it is very adorable.