Emerald City Comicon

Emerald City Comicon, you have stolen my heart… and perhaps some of my bone marrow. This was by far the most fun (and most profitable) con I’ve ever done. I actually brought about half the books and shirts that I should have. I WILL be back next year for sure. Look for me and Angela in a booth of sorts.

My next con will be Comicpalooza in Houston, TX, March 26-28. Come see me or I will… still have a fun time. Just not with you.

This “comic” is adapted from a commissioned sketch I did for Kitty at ECCC. When I get a sketch request like “please draw Josh vs. a Jedi octopus” my initial internal reaction is something like, “are you just fucking with me?” Then I start to see the inherent challenge and look at it as a… well, a challenge. A beast to be tamed. And tame it I did. Look how tame it is! With Josh and the sea creature and light sabres and struggling and futility and such.

In addition to hanging out with my awesome webcomics friends and making a few new ones, I finally got to meet Wil Wheaton in person. We’ve emailed back and forth a few times but it was nice to see him in meat space. He has a firm handshake that says “I am not Wesley. And don’t be a dick.” I introduced myself and he looks at another guy in the booth and says “this is the guy I was telling you about that does the webcomic and made those Edward shirts.”

So yeah, Rest Of My Life, you’re going to have to try pretty hard to top this weekend.

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  1. As one of Josh's tribe, I can attest that this is almost certainly NOT what the octopus would likely be doing in such a meet-up.

    Naughty, naughty tentacles…

  2. Clearly a Sith octopus. Josh is subdued, and frightened out of his mind, and a Jedi octopus at this point would be restraining him for the appropriate authorities. That octopus is looking ready to murder or torture Josh, so it must be a Sith.

  3. Not to repeat myself…but, Josh is gonna get some loving, Josh is gonna get some loving, Josh is gonna get some loving, Josh is gonna get some loving, Josh is gonna get some loving, Josh is gonna get some loving…

  4. This gives me happy mental images. Well, mostly happy. Happy and jealous. Not sure if I'm jealous of the octopus or Josh. Maybe both.

  5. The only thing it's missing is the speech balloon of "I've got a bad feeling about this" but I'm not entirely sure which one would be should be saying it 🙂

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