Anime Expo this year was Amazing!! Thank you so much to everybody who stopped by. We were very sad not to have Utopiates on the table. BUT, I can tell you that the printer had this amazing proof waiting for us when we got back and that got my excitement back up!
You can still pre-order the book through Amazon.com by using the link up above. As well, Josh and I have decided to sell the book direct ourselves. It will be $20 (including shipping) and we will sign it for you. I will be adding this option to the site soon.
Ok. On to AX Shout Outs!!
First, a HUGE shout out to Michael Colbert of Crazy Mary and the lovely Sherri. These two went above and beyond to make sure we had food, water and transportation at the show. Mike even went so far as to take Adam and Comfort of Rainbow in the Dark to and from the airport from Downtown LA. If you are at all familiar with the Los Angeles traffic, you know what a feat this is.
And speaking of Adam and Comfort, it was great rooming with them for the second year in a row. Those two never stop working and their book, The Uniques, is what we all wish the big two had the balls to do.
A huge shout out to Tom Pinchuck of Hybrid Bastards, AnimeVice.com, and a million other wonderful projects! We never get enough time to hang out with Tom at these shows, but it's always fun when we do.
And finally, it was wonderful seeing Cari of Toilet Genie and Jessica again. These are two wonderful artists who definately are not getting the attention they deserve.
Books I picked up:
Vol. 2-3 of Teahouse, which is a beautifully told love story set in a high class brothel. Just warning you, NSFW.
Polterguys Vol.1, I had never heard of this series befor AX. Josh found the creator's booth and suggested I go check it out. I am not disapointed. I haven't finished this book yet, but the story telling is very tight and it follows in the footsteps of such manga as Fruits Basket… but with a paranormal twist. I highly recomend it, and you can read the web comic for free.
I know there are things and people I missed. I'm still collecting my thoughts. If I missed you, please let me know.
Again, had a wonderful time!
Josh and I will be at San Diego Comic Con next week but we will not have a table. We will be wondering around and probably hanging out a lot at Trickster. Let me know if you will be there and we'll try to say "hi".