What first caught my eye was the poster at right, which made me laugh so hard I thought to myself, Yep, this is what I’m spending my money on. I was quickly talked into also snagging the book, and I’m glad I did. Every single page is a delight.
If you’re a fan of Lovecraft’s work, or know someone who is, grab it for them. You won’t be sorry. Click on the image below to go to Amazon and buy it now!
I spent my weekend working Boston ComicCon with my wife, and as always, the cosplay watching was one of my favorite parts.
Before I get to that, I have to share my happy fanboy moment. Writer/artist Amanda Conner, one of my favorite comic artists, was at the con, so I dug out my copy of Solo Avengers #12, which features her very first published work. This is an original copy, which I’ve held on to throughout the years (and through several comic collection purges) because I really liked her art — so much so that I wrote to Marvel and praised her work. Marvel ran the letter three issues later.
I have no idea why her artwork struck me like it did, I just knew Amanda would one day be big in the industry, and that I had to keep that comic no matter what.
I brought both to the con for Amanda to sign, and when I presented her with the issue with my letter, she exclaimed, “I remember that letter!” Apparently, I had authored her very first fan letter. She signed that issue too, adding a very nice inscription. I guess this stands as an object lesson to people trying to make a career of their art: a few sincere words of encouragement from a complete stranger can be very powerful.
Now, onto the cosplayers. BCC wasn’t quite as cosplayer-heavy as some other shows, but they were out in force. Here are some of my favorites…
I blew through revisions over the weekend, and my timing works out nicely, because I’ll be spending the coming weekend at Boston ComicCon working for my wife at the Storied Threads booth, which of course means no writing time for me.
When I get back to it, I expect to wrap up work on a new AF short, then move on to the third draft of book three. If all goes well, book three will be out in September as planned.