I'm posting this week's Theater Hopper extraordinarily late on a Tuesday evening. I actually finished the comic late Monday night, but didn't have a blog ready. I presumed it would have gone live this morning, but I woke up with what could only be described as "crippling nausea." I don't know what it was, but it was enough to put me down for the count on Tuesday. I spent most of the day slipping in an out of consciousness.
I'm much better now, thank you - although still a little foggy. A 24-hour bug, I presume. I'm looking forward to getting up on Wednesday morning and kicking ass again.
I don't get sick very often, but when I do, it's debilitating to me. I think because I don't get sick very often, I assume I can't get sick. That's kind of a ridiculous way to operate.
Certainly since having kids, I've been sick more frequently. Nothing serious. The odd cold here, a sniffle there. Pearl has been wrestling with an ear infection, which is where I'm sure I picked up my bug. Fun times!
Anyway, let's talk about the comic! Sexy, no? The first time Cami appeared as the Black Widow in this comic from 2010, I proved very popular. So, like the hustler I am, I decided to up the ante a little bit. Yeah, maybe it's a little salacious. But I'm putting a ribbon on this in August. What do I care, right?
Actually, considering how well the splash page of Cardboard Iron Man turned out last week, I thought it was only fair to give Cami as Black Widow something with a similar impact. I'm really happy with how the artwork turned out! It might be fun to make mini-posters of these, or something. We'll see!
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that I will be attending the Midwest Comic Book Association's Springcon Comic Book Convention this weekend at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minnesota.
This will be my last convention appearance promoting Theater Hopper. It is strangely appropriate because Springcon was the first comic book convention I ever went to back in 2003. I split a table with Mitch Clem from Nothing Nice to Say, Zach Miller from Joe and Monkey and Carrington Vanston from the erstwhile Movie Punks. At that first show, I established friendships that still stand to this day. Who would have guessed (for at least three of us) that webcomics would still be a thing we do to kill time.
I have it on good authority that Zach Miller will be in attendance this year and that newly-minted Minnesotan Gordon McAlpin from Multiplex will be there as well. I'm thrilled that I get to see them again on my last lap around the convention circuit (even IF I just saw Gordon a few months ago in Seattle).
I was actually very much surprised to learn that Mitch Clem will be there as well! For those of you who follow him, you know he's living in Texas these days. But as it worked out, he'll be in Minneapolis this weekend and splitting a table with Zach!
I don't much by in to kismet, but you have to admit there's something kind of cool about that. I probably haven't seen Mitch in 5 years. It's oddly fitting that I get to see him one last time at the convention I kicked things off at.
Anyway, that's what my weekend looks like. If you're in the neighborhood, please come by and say "Hi." I'm selling books and drawing sketches. Mostly I'm just going to soak in what a crazy trip the last 10 years has been...
I will say this... if you're thinking about buying any Theater Hopper merchandise before it's all said and done, I'd get on it sooner than later. I've already sold out of Large, X-Large and 2X-Large sizes of the popular Spoiler I t-shirt. It's only a matter of time before the rest of it goes as well!
Remember, buy ANY TWO shirts OR books and get the third one free. It's a pretty sweet deal, folks. I'd hate for you to miss out on it.
Oh, one last thing, I added a bunch of photos of the sketches I did at Emerald City Comicon a few months ago to this gallery on the Theater Hopper Facebook page. Check them out. I'll be adding more sketches from C2E2 soon!
That's all for now! If you could use the little links below to help share the comic (y'know, on account of the lateness) I would appreciate it. Just tell your friends that boobs are involved. I'm sure they'll want to check it out.
But if you think I'm going to let you have all the fun by yourself..
...you've got another thing coming.