Maybe I'm stretching things a little bit by suggesting Tom could be completely negligent of a Diceknsian street urchin following him around for a year, but comics are supposed to be a little bit fantastic, right?



It seems like I've been seeing ads for Stranger Than Fiction forever  now. I don't know if this is another one of Will Ferrell's bids for legitimacy like when he starred in Woody Allen's Melinda & Melinda last year. But as long as he continues to make goofball stuff like Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, I'll be happy.



Cami's really exicted to see this movie. She's already inquired if we can see it this weekend when we're in Arlington for Wizard World Texas. "E-mail your comic friends and ask them if they want to go," she says. There's precedence for this kind of thing, so we might luck out. Maybe we'll go on Saturday. We'll have to see what everyone else feels like doing.



The "everyone else" I refer to are, of course, Mitch Clem, Zach Miller, Dave Sherrill and Taki Soma. If you plan on coming down to the Arlington Convention Center either Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you can find us at table 2140B on Artist's Alley. Here's a map of the convention floor to help you. I'll be selling copies of Year One and Year Two as well as Spoiler t-shirts and I'll sign anything you like. Sketches, as always, are free.



I'm not taking any of the other shirt designs with me. I only have odds and ends left and Spoiler has always been my best seller. After this weekend, I'm going to concentrate on bringing new designs to the store. I'm still refining a few ideas. You'll have to let me know what you think.



I'm a little nervous about going to Texas because it's a 12 hour drive from Des Moines and a little smaller than Wizard World Chicago. I guess it's more fear of the unknown - if people are going to turn out or not. I worry about making a big investment into making the trip and not having anyone come out to see us. So if you're in the area, swing by! We'd love to talk to you!



Cami has the right attitude. For her, it's our last hurrah before Baby B arrives. Our last vacation - just the two of us. She's already committed to having a good time, so I'm just going to follow her example.



I'm excited that Cami will be spending some time with me on the convention floor. She might get a little bored, but I hope she wanders around and checks out the scene. I told her the actress that plays the cheerleader on Heroes is going to be there on Saturday. She's going to take the most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly with her and she if she can't get her signature. Slowly, I will indoctrinate her to our geeky ways!



Since I will be out of town on Friday and Monday, expect guest strips for both of those days. Sorry to drop it on you, but I haven't had any time to do anything in advance. I think you'll like what we have lined up for you.



See you guys in a week! Yee-haw!