another quick one today.
i'm hangin' out today with my niece and nephew for one last day of summer before school starts on thursday.
big news is, as the subject of this post proclaims, TWO DAYS UNTILTHE BALTIMORE COMICCON!!
(well, actually three days until the con opens, but sharon and i will be heading down on friday to hang with craig and my pal, ron marz, who we're actually flying down with) (this is sharon's first show--and craig's girlfriend, trish, will be coming down to join us on saturday!!)
of course, if you're in the neighborhood, DON'T MISS OUT!! come by and see us and take a look at the awesome cool PERHAPANAUTS "LOST COVERS" Portfolio!! you've already seen one of these beautiful plates from rough to finish--CRAIG IS AWESOME!!--and here's a look at the cool cover to the port!
as you can see, we're only makin' 50, and they are a BALTIMORE COMICCON EXCLUSIVE!!, but, as always, if we have any left over, we will make them available here through the website.
when we return, we'll give ya a glimpse of the other covers, but let me just tell ya now--they're gorgeous!!!
also at the show...
well, if you check out my pal, matt wieringo's blog
(and you should--matt's a wonderful guy, a great writer, and a fantastic artist in his own right) (...though he can't seem to hear me--or mike--when we say it...) you'll see that both he and i, in our own ways, are struggling with the dilemma of "moving on". i too have had many moments in the past few weeks of unbidden memories or of jake doing something funny or hearing or seeing something that i want to share with him, going so far as to pick up the phone to call...
i have also been waffling about whether to post more stories about mike and tributes and the like here on the blog or trying to post more positive, upbeat things to help everyone move on.
marc nathan, the organizer of the baltimore show, and also a really great guy, wanted desperately to create a tribute to mike in some way and, knowing how much animals meant to mike, has made arrangements with the baltimore humane society to create a fund in mike's name. they will have a table there at the show where, craig and myself and mark waid, along with artists like cully hamner, randy green, kelly yates, and scott kurtz, will be signing and sketching and raising money for the humane society.
there will also be a special memorial panel on saturday for mike that mark (waid) and i will host where fans and pros will be invited to come and share their stories of goofy, funny, talented, compassionate, encouraging, generous mike wieringo.
so if you're at the show, make sure to come and see us!
it willbe a little strange, a little lonely for craig and i, going to a show without mike (and truth is, we almost decided NOT to go...) but i'm sure that if we all try real hard to remember the good times and the great guy he was, we'll be able to conjure up enough mike to have a great time!
"'cause mike woulda wanted it that way!" --craig
and finally, here's a calvin and hobbes to pick up your day...
smell ya later!