Happy New Year!
If you missed the annual Merry Christmas/Happy New Year video from the Mann family, here’s your second chance to see it:
Did you spot a couple of new faces? Yeah…thought so. It was a full house, but it was fun.
SO, 2019 is shaping up to be a potentially exciting year for me and I’m looking forward what the new year will bring.
First, the conventions!
At this point in time, early 2019 is looking pretty good, meaning there’s room in the second half of the year.
The first show I’ll do in the new year will be on January 13 in Deland, Fl. My good pal, former roommate, and all around great guy (oh yeah—he does comic art, too) Steven Butler will be here for the show. Also there will be my frequent convention traveling buddy Jeff Whiting as well as wrestling comic writer John Crowther.
Not sure yet where I’ll be for FCBD, but talking to a new shop in town…so…fingers crossed I’ll be able to be there with my pals Barry Gregory and Thomas Florimonte again.
On March 16 I’ll be road-tripping up with Jeff Whiting as we go to the Dyersburg (TN) Comic Convention. Also guests there will be my collaborator on Cat & Mouse, Dean Zachary, as well as other talented comic makers like Mitch Breitweiser and Jim Hall (who should do more comics!).
While not 100% confirmed as of this writing, it looks like a pretty good chance I’ll be a comic guest at the Big River Comic Con in Hannibal, MO, on April 12-14. I’ve never been to a show in that part of the country, so really looking forward to it.
Another place I’ll be in that will be new geography for me will be Knoxville, TN. Yeah, I know many of my Volunteer pals are excited for that one, but I’m going for the Marble City Comic Con on June 1 and 2. Will be road-tripping with Jeff again for that one.
There’s another one in June that I’d really like to get to…but still working on that one.
So, one of my Christmas presents this year is a present that Brett and I share: tickets to see Neal Morse when he comes to Orlando in February. I only discovered his music about 2 years ago, but he’s quickly become one of my top favs and I’m very excited to be able to see him live with my #1 son!
I’m only going to mention it in passing here, as there is still many details to work out…but I’ll be bringing Silverline back this year. Already put several wheels in motion, but it’s kind of exciting.
Along those lines, I’ve got several new comic projects in the works. I can’t really talk about them yet, but they’re exciting to think about.
No telling what other changes 2019 will bring. I predict it’s going to be a very good year, and I’m exciting to get to it.
Happy New Year one and all!