Excited to be sharing booth space with two other spooky cartoonists for the first time: Pascalle Lepas of Wilde Life and Abby Howard of The Last Halloween! I wasn’t sure if I could make ECCC this year, but Ryan Smith and NN4B are letting me tag along, so thanks!
Q. Have people really been getting bit by exhibitors?
A. Yes. It’s a serious problem and no one knows why it’s happening. The good news is your tortured limbs can finally catch a break at Booth 1720.
Q. Has there been any police involvement?
A. Absolutely, but the police all got bit right away. Like, in the first ten minutes. Then they got back in their squad cars and started biting people on the street. It’s a real mess. But like I said, you can come to Booth 1720 with confidence that all your blood and skin will stay right where it belongs: in and on your body.
Q. But what if I want to get bit? What if that’s my weird thing?
A. Listen — that’s your own business. You want to swing by a couple other booths and have a team of guys take big bites outta you, be my guest. It is not my concern. But if you want to see us at Booth 1720, you gotta know, there’s not gonna be any biting happening. For most people I think that’s a value-add. It may be a turn-off for others. YMMV.
I’m on a lot of panels! Check it:
Stripped: The Comics Documentary
Room: Hall A (WSCC 611-614)
Date: Friday, March 27th
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Moderator: Dave Kellett
Guest(s):Brad Guigar, Dylan Meconis, Danielle Corsetto, Dave Kellett, Kris Straub
Join us for a free screening of Stripped: The Comics Documentary. Featuring the first-ever recorded interview with Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), as well as interviews with over 40 of the world’s best cartoonists, Stripped is the ultimate love-letter to the comic strip. Then join Director Dave Kellett (Sheldon), along with cartoonists Danielle Corsetto (Girls With Slingshots), Dylan Meconis (Family Man), Brad Guigar (Evil, Inc.) and Kris Straub (Broodhollow) for a talk and audience Q&A.
TopatoCo Presents: Mashdown, The Mashup Showdown
Room: Hall E (TCC 303)
Date: Saturday, March 28th
Time: 5:50PM – 6:40PM
Moderator: David Malki !
Guest(s):David Malki !, Frank Gibson, Dave Kellett, Kris Straub
Mashups: the 100% definite most creative way to design pop culture merchandise! Which of our TopatoCo artists can identify all the elements in a given mashup? And can they think of an idea so bad it doesn’t already exist out there in the world already? Join us & find out!
They’re Coming to Get You, Barbra: The Appeal of Horror
Room: Hall A (WSCC 611-614)
Date: Sunday, March 29th
Time: 12:00PM – 12:50PM
Moderator: Mike Robles
Join your host Mike Robles (Microsoft) and his guests Abby Howard (The Last Halloween), Kris Straub (Broodhollow) and Ash Vickers (Megacynics) as they talk about the appeal of horror, and its use as inspiration in entertainment.