One of the weird things about websites is their ability to have one page, buried somewhere in the site, that has NEVER BEEN UPDATED SINCE 1965. That’s right, 1965: Prior to the internet. It’s one of the rare phenomena of the Web…right up next to the “I’ll just check my e-mail real quick” phenomenon, where you suddenly look up and it’s three hours later and you’ve been trolling Amazon.com for books on correctly pouring cement. The internet is a weird place.
Anyway, all of this is to say that I realized the Sheldon “Extras” page hadn’t been updated in four years, and started updating it this morning. If you guys can think of anything….extra….(ha!) to add to it, do let me know.
I’ll be heading to some really cool events in the near future, and wanted to remind you about them:
1.) MASSACHUSETTS:Webcomics Weekend is coming up in Easthampton, MA, March 20-22 — with the big “public” events on the 21st. I hope you’ll make it out if you’re in New England, as I so rarely get out that way. Webcomics Weekend is the single largest gathering of webcomics professionals I’ve ever seen — and that includes past San Diego Comic-Cons. If you read *any* webcomics, the list of official guests reads like a who’s-who. Don’t miss it!
2.) SEATTLE: Also! My favorite comics convention in the U.S. is coming up: Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon runs April 4th and 5th, and I’m excited to say I’ve been invited back as an official guest of the show. That means you’ll see Sheldon right as you walk in the main door! Seattle, you’ve never, ever disappointed me before — come on out for the show!
3.) SAN DIEGO: Later in the summer, I’ve got two San Diego-based events I’ll be heading down for: The always massive San Diego Comic-con (where we’ll be debuting the sixth Sheldon collection aaaand a little some special), and a National Cartoonist Society / Southern California Cartoonist Society talk that they’ve generously opened to the public. More on those two later.
Anyway! If you live in New England or Seattle, I EXPECT to be high-fivin’ you in the next few weeks. And if I’m not, then I’ll be calling your cell the next day to find out what happened. Neither one of us wants that call to happen…so come on out!
Big news for folks in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, & New York: On March 21st, a veritable “Monsters of Webcomics” will descend on Easthampton, MA for the first-ever Webcomics Weekend.
Originally conceived as a symposium for pro webcartoonists, the event has ballooned into a massive, open-to-the-public book signing/talks/studio tours/sketch fest/art showing and more. I’ll talk more about it next week, but for now, block out the 21st in your schedule. Just look at this guest list!
The Sunday strip was such a hit with readers, that we’re bringing that final panel to poster form! Here’s your chance to salute our new Scottish masters, by proudly displaying this poster on your wall.