Remember, a few weeks back, when I mentioned my last trip to Germany…and how surprised I was to find Sheldon books in Nuremberg (Nürnberg)? Well, Sheldonista Alex H-H has outdone himself, travelling to Nuremberg to look for some Sheldon in the wild. And check out his submitted travelogue, in photo-comic-strip form.
A huge, huge thank you to everyone who came out to the SPX show in Maryland — you really made it a fantastic weekend. I’m happy to report we sold out of all three books while there, exchanged a lot of high fives, gave away lots of free sketches, and gained a lot of new readers.
I’ve put together a little photo-album-with-descriptions for your perusal….check it out!
After a two week break following the birth of his first child (…congratulations!), my buddy Paul is back at this drawing desk, creating daily installments of Ugly Hill. Ugly Hill has some of the most fantastic art going, so please check it out!
And congratulate Paul and his wife on their wonderful news!
I’ve poked fun at Microsoft many a time, including the only Steve Ballmer joke I’ve ever done. It’s one of those fun, easy targets for a cartoonist.
But the recent HealthVault strips brought a pleasant surprise for me: not one, not two, but three separate e-mails from folks in Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group, all saying they loved the strip.
The best e-mail I got was from Jeff, who said he printed out the cartoon to put up in his office, and on walking to the shared printer, saw the same strip already up on someone else’s office. Exhibit A:
I think that’s awesome. And I think it says a lot about the character of the folks behind HealthVault that they can roll with the joke so kindly.
Thursday night, I’m hoppin’ a plane to Maryland for SPX…so here’s your last call: if you’re hoping to pick up an original strip at $25 off, e-mail me to tell me which one you’d like. I’ll be bringing 50 or 60 along with me…but they might not be the one you want! And that would be mortifyingly embarrassing for both of us.
Can’t wait to meet all the nice folks that have e-mailed so far! This show is gonna rock so fully….I can already tell.
Come for the free Sheldon sketches, stay for the high fives!
This weekend, join me at SPX in Bethesda, Maryland…as it will probably be my only east-coast trip for a while! I’ll be givin’ out free sketches and high-fives, as well as signing and selling books and original strips! (…which reminds me: I’ve received e-mails from a few folks asking that I bring this or that original. If you’re hoping to pick up your favorite…make sure you e-mail me so I bring it along!)
2.) Heard Paul Anka on the radio, today, singing “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. It was actually really, really, really good. You go, Paul Anka.
3.) I hope you don’t mind the supersized Sheldon strips that have been runnin’ lately. I’ve been giving myself the luxury of space, when the pacing needs it, and I’ve been enjoying it. I hope you have, too!
4.) I had two readers e-mail me today telling me they just finished reading through the entire Sheldon archives, which is always fun to hear. If you have down time at work or between classes, here are three ways to dive into the 2,000 Sheldon strips!
5.) That’s right, I said 2,000! In just 9 days! Woo-hoo!
Next week, I’ll be appearing at Maryland’s SPX, the very cool comics show that brings together over 400 cartoonists and creators in a super intimate setting. I’ve never been, but apparently it’s awesome, and I’m jazzed as heck to be goin’.
This will be the only east-coast appearance for me this year…and may be my last one until Fall 2008. So if you were hoping for a personalized sketch drawn in Eastern Standard Time…THIS IS YOUR CHANCE.
I’ll be there for both days of the show: giving out free sketches, signing and selling books & original art, aaaaaand giving out 2007 Commemorative SPX High Fives (while supplies last).
All Sheldon original strips will be selling for $25 off — so if you have a favorite strip you’re dyin’ to get, this is a good time. (Just make sure you e-mail me to ensure I bring your fave with me.)