This year’s @wordfest guest badges. Really should add some of these titles to my business card. High-res

This year’s @wordfest guest badges. Really should add some of these titles to my business card.

Airport shoe shine to kick off two weeks on the road. @wordfest in Calgary, #SummitSalon at The Banff Centre, then BookFest Windsor. Watch this space for tourist-y mountain photos and name-dropping of CanLit celebrities. #shoes #shoeshine #docmartens #airport High-res

Airport shoe shine to kick off two weeks on the road. @wordfest in Calgary, #SummitSalon at The Banff Centre, then BookFest Windsor. Watch this space for tourist-y mountain photos and name-dropping of CanLit celebrities. #shoes #shoeshine #docmartens #airport

Events at Wordfest This Year That Will Appeal To Everyone

I pride myself on casting a wide net wide my work…my books are by no means aimed only at “fandom.” So it’s nice to see that BOTH of my Wordfest events next week ended up on Avenue Calgary’s list of “Events at Wordfest This Year That Will Appeal to Everyone.” Get your tickets!

Convention Culture and the Modern Artist | Comics212

…the changing makeup of conventions is hostile to people who want to make and sell comics at comic conventions. And let me be clear, this is comic books and graphic novels, as opposed to ‘prints’ or crafts or whatever manner of tchotchkes makeup most exhibitor tables these days. Basically, comic book conventions are aggressively attracting an audience who don’t necessarily value books, or comic books.

Terrific blog post in which my pal Chris Butcher of The Beguiling pretty well nails why I rarely do corporate comics shows anymore.