Wow, but what a very cool show this is! I could probably write a novel as to what a good show it is, but I’ll stick to this blog post.
I traveled to Conway with my pal, fantastic inker, and indy comic creator Jeff Whiting. Jeff and I, due to our proximity, travel to a lot of shows together. It’s more economical and it’s just more fun to have a traveling buddy. Of course, since I own no cellphone, Jeff checks in places and tags me—but his camera takes the coolest images—will try to copy one here.
Friday night was a meet and greet at the Faulkner County Library, the sponsor for the con. Free passes were given to those in the front of the line and all the guests had a chance to meet those in attendance. The show had a cool lineup, which included: Howard Mackie (who’s written over 100 comics!), and Timothy Lim. Some non-comic celebrities included Andy Field, Mark Dodson, Travis Langley, and John Russo. Some of the guests I knew, several are now new friends!
Saturday was non-stop chatting with new fans. In fact, I talked so much that my throat was a little sore that night. It was fine the next day…and Sunday was more of the same.
Jimmy and Kara Dyer and their crew run a fantastic show. One of my favorite aspects of the show was the focus on comics. I mean, heck, I’m both a comic fan and a comic maker—I love comics. I like to see comic creators at a “COMIC” show…and tables full of boxes!
If you’re a fan of comics and you can reasonably make the annual ComiConway, you’ll be doing yourself a favor to go. If you create comics and are ever invited to this show, you’d better not say no.