#004 – “The Ultimate Birth Control”

FallCon was a blasty blast.  Got to meet tons of new people, network with tons of artists, sell a fair amount of swag, as promote this site as well as “Never Normal”.  It was a bit slow so I didn’t sell as much as I thought I would (nowhere close to breaking even for the trip), but Paul Taylor of “Wapsi Square” made me feel better by saying “If you sell 10 books at a place where no one’s heard of you, you’re doing a good job”.

I had the extreme pleasure of getting to meet Lewis “Linkara” Lovhaug, who was there to promote “Atop the Fourth Wall” and his own comic “Revolution of the Mask”.  I love keeping up with his comic reviews because, aside from just being plain funny, we get to review comics from the fan perspective, something I feel is often overlooked.  I know I get wrapped up enough in my work sometimes that I overlook obvious flaws in the story or artwork, so it’s nice to have someone on the street level bringing me back down where I belong.

I may be donating a crappy comic to him for a possible review: “Jumper: Jump Scars”.  I discovered it in Ryan Kelly’s stash one day and use it as the benchmark I measure crappy art in a comic.  If you’ve ever read it, try to imagine it without the color.  All the figures are amorphous blobs of humanity.  You can tell it was rushed to make the movie premiere.  And just think!  All to set up a crappy universe no one cared about.

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