Happy October, everyone. Hard to believe it’s autumn — partly because it’s still fairly green here, but also because time seems to fly. Where did June, July, & August go, let alone September?
On Friday, some friends and I went to New York Comic Con. It’s was pretty big; the artist alley and show/dealer floors were gigantic. I don’t know the square footage of the convention center, but the rows of art and swag seemed endless. Although there was a lot of similar-styled American superhero comic style (of course), and the mass of big muscles and “grr” faces started to wear on me, that wasn’t the whole of it. Other styles were represented, too, and seeing hundreds of people selling their published comics and other books has given me a little inspirational boost to resume working on some of my book projects.
Also, I heard back regarding one of the pending conventions and am pleased to announce that I’ve been accepted for the artist alley at Philcon 2018, November 16-18, in Cherry Hill, NJ. Philcon is hosted by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and is a little different in that it has both an artist alley (part of the dealers room) and an art show. I’ll just participate in the alley this year, but perhaps if it goes well, I’ll do both another year.