Comic-Con: A Quick Post-Show Recap
We saw a lot of interest in our upcoming Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer by Van Jensen and Dusty Higgns, and the new collections of our Disney-licensed comics Wonderland, Tron, and Gargoyles were popular. People picked up promos for some new projects -- Winchester by Dan Vado and Drew Rausch, Weird Fishes by Jamaica Dyer, and Sisters Luck by Shari Chankhamma.
Alas, Ethan Nicolle's incredibly hilarious Chumble Spuzz didn't get the Best Humor Publication Eisner Award. It, and everything else nominated in that category, lost to the work of a man who died nearly 40 years ago. Congratulations, Ogden Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin. Wait, no...
Vanguard Pictures announced members of the cast for the upcoming movie based on Emo Boy by Steve Emond -- Lucas Cruikshank will be Emo Boy and Jaime King the sympathetic teacher Ms. Hutcherson. Kyle Newman will direct. Steve Emond, who also wrote the screenplay, weighs in here.
Me, I'm still trying to figure out why Saturday was so slow while Wednesday Preview Night and Sunday were much busier. Eric Reynolds at Fantagraphics notes this phenomena as well, so I know we weren't alone in experiencing it. He laments, as well, the seemingly reduced importance of, you know, comics at Comic-Con, and I'm with him on that. Here, he wonders about the future of the convention as booth prices go up and comics sales go down.
But enough of that gloominess! We have comics to get out, and I'm getting on that.... now. I'll try to get a few pictures from the convention up, too.