I want to thank everyone who came out to the Spring City Local Author Fest last weekend. It was great to meet everyone and get to know my fellow authors. It's amazing to see how many talented authors we have in our little corner of the world.
My talk at the show went well and I think I was able to impart a good bit of knowledge about how to make comics to the audience. In fact I might have snagged a few speaking gigs from this event. I'll be sure to post about them here if and when they become a reality.
In all my years doing shows, either with my work or helping out at someone else's booth, one constant has been how lucky I've been in having great neighbors. The Spring City Author Fest was no different. To my right was the fantastic author Dianne K. Salerni. When you do a show like this, it only takes a few hours before you know your neighbor's pitch well enough that you can give it yourself and Dianne had a great one for her book The 8th Day. It's about a boy who discovers a secret day hidden between Wednesday and Thursday. He soon learns that there is a girl who lives next door and she only exists on this hidden day.
It sounds great, right? That book is going on my to-read list for sure. You can pick up a copy of The 8th Day or any of Dianne K. Salerni's other books here:
That's the really nice thing about doing these types of shows; you get to discover all sorts of new books and works that you never knew about. I'm really glad that I did this show and I hope to do it again next year.
On the comic front, we are moving full speed ahead. Unfortunately that speed is slow. Both Kelsea and I have day jobs which take up a good bit of our time and energy. This tends to make things go a little slower than anyone would like. Also you don't get watercolors as brilliant as Kelsea's by rushing. Never fear: we are both hard at work on the next issue and it will be here before you know.