SEMI-REGULAR MUSINGS FROM THE SEMI-REGULAR MIND OF WRITER J.M. DeMATTEIS
Friday, October 12, 2012
A brief reminder that I'll be at the New York Comic Con tomorrow, October 13th, participating in the IDW panel at 12:30 (in room 1A21). I've also added a signing from 2 to 3 at the Comic News Insider booth (3350). Well, due to a last minute mix-up I'll actually be a couple of tables down from CNI, but stop by their table and they'll point you in the right direction. Please come by, say hello and bring books for me to sign. As many of you know, I don't attend these mind-bogglingly massive events very often, so it's a treat for me to meet, and chat with, the folks who read and enjoy my work. See you there, I hope!
Posted by J.M. DeMatteis at 10:54 AM
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If I was in NY I'd not definitely miss the opportunity to get Brooklyn Dreams and Moonshadow signed!ReplyDelete
One of these days, I hope, Daniel!Delete
Ack! I wish it had been San Diego Comic Con. Ah well, enjoy the fevered crowds of NY!ReplyDelete
I will, Tony, thanks. I'd like to get back to SDCC one of these years. Time will tell!Delete
Believe it or not both fans and creators are very angry at Cartoon Network for postponing the DC Nation block until January, after only two weeks on air. There's still no strong explanation behind this complete nonsense.ReplyDelete
I heard about the delay yesterday, Nelson. CN sometimes does these weird schedule shifts with no warning. I'm sure DC NATION will be back soon and all will be well with the (animated) world!ReplyDelete
Hope you are having a great and productive time, JM, at NYCC. And I hope Teddy Wilson (host of 'Innerspace' on the 'Space' channel in Canada) interviews you. At the very least say hi to him if you see him. He's a friend.ReplyDelete
It was a crazy day, A. Jaye—the place was so packed it totally overloaded my nervous system. I did get to talk to some incredibly nice fans and saw some old friends, but I didn't stick around very long. Stepping out into the bustling NYC streets was quiet and calming by comparison!Delete
And, no, I didn't meet your friend. Maybe another time!
Yeah, no worries. These cons, especially when they get so large, are very overwhelming. FanExpo has gotten to that stage now, too.ReplyDelete
NYCC is reaching San Diego levels, A. Jaye. And the layout of the place doesn't seem to support it. Of course, being crowd-averse, I'm not the best judge!Delete
Went to have my pic taken with Stan Lee at the Dallas Comic-Con two years ago, and I had to leave. They had literally hundreds of people crammed in a single hallway. Came back on Sunday and it was much, much better. But I could hardly believe just how many tickets they'd sold with so little space to accomodate. It really undermined an otherwise pleasant experience!ReplyDelete
I guess that's the price of success, David: alienating the crowd-phobic folks like us! What's astonishing to me is that all this massive appreciation of comics hasn't translated into comic book sales. You'd think with all this pop culture enthusiasm. the average comic would be selling half a million copies!Delete
One of the reasons I've really enjoyed the Baltimore Comic Con is that it's big, but not TOO big...and it's purely a comic book convention. Comics fans and creators, no Hollywood, no wrestlers, no porn stars, no video game companies. And it's over in TWO DAYS, so you don't overload. I've been a couple of times in recent years and really enjoyed it.
It is amazing that comics have reached new heights in popular culture, and yet the source material itself isn't selling nearly what it once did.Delete
When I was a kid, no one else at my school knew who guys like Thor and Iron Man were. Now they're all over the place, but their books sell less than they did then! Weird.
And they can follow these characters in movies, on television, in video games...and never have to read a comic book. Weird indeed!Delete
Speaking of other media, have you seen the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles cartoon on Nickelodeon? The show seems to fit your sensibilities nicely...be cool if you could write a few episodes!ReplyDelete
Their version of Splinter is great.
"Leonardo, you will learn that as a leader, there is no right or wrong, only choices."
"So you mean anyone could have been leader, even Mikey?"
"No. That would be wrong."
Haven't seen it, David...but if you're recommending it, I know it's worth checking out!Delete
Looking at this, I'm really glad I've kept up through your site and Twitter because if I had seen this after the con I would have been kicking myself that I didn't get to stop by and say hi.ReplyDelete
Yes, it's months later but that memory is still fresh in my mind and that's a thrill that never goes away. Not only did you sign a comic I've had since I was 8 years old...to me no less (I always love that) but I got to give you something and take a picture and through all my manic moment you were so cool about it.
Getting to say hi at NYCC was one of my favorite memories of 2012
It was a genuine pleasure for me as well, Jose. Now let's start making some favorite moments for 2013!Delete
Already at work on the second volume of the book! It might have five or six short stories this time. I'm still figuring that one out. My biggest hope is getting the same guy who did the cover art for the last one to do the art for this one but do something a little different this time.ReplyDelete
That's great, Jose. Many people DREAM of writing but never really sit down and DO it. Dreaming is vitally important, it's the core of the writer's life, but without the doing it's all just stuck in your head. Keep chasing those literary dreams...keep DOING...and may success soon come your way!Delete
Thank you! I've been trying to keep a habit of writing when I can and I even bought a laptop to help me out with that...it nearly made me broke but totally worth it...and although it's self-published I'm really hoping I can get it to as many people as I can.ReplyDelete
Self-publishing is more and more the waye of the future: thinning the line between author and audience. Write on!Delete