Monday, February 20, 2006

If I Can Make It There...

I'm working hard the first half of this week to get day-job obligations squared away before my wife and I leave for New York City Thursday morning. I'm approaching the debut of Mom's Cancer with an odd mix of excitement, apprehension, deep satisfaction, and "wake up in the middle of the night crying out 'What have I done?'" dread.

Enjoy the ride.

If anyone is in the neighborhood this weekend, here's the current schedule of where I'll be and what I'll be doing:

Friday, 6 p.m.: Signing at the Abrams Books booth at N.Y. Comic-Con, Javits Center.
Friday, 8 p.m.: Signing at St. Mark's Comics, 11 St. Mark's Place, Manhattan.
Saturday, 1 p.m.: Taking part in a panel on "The Future of the Graphic Novel" at Comic-Con. Other panelists are Grady Klein, Jessica Abel, and R. Kikuo Johnson. I'll be the one not saying anything intelligent or interesting.
Saturday, 4 p.m.: Signing at the Abrams Books booth.

In addition, I expect to spend much time enjoying Comic-Con as a fan. Maybe I can fill the holes in my "Avengers" comic book collection. On the off chance anyone reading this blog actually shows up at one of the above events or spies me wandering dazed and aimless, it would be great if you'd say "Hello" and introduce yourself. That would make my day.


Anonymous said...

Don't forget to stop at the Hello Deli and get me a T-Shirt. Have fun!


Lynne said...

Have a great time! Enjoy this moment. Mom must be beaming at you!!

I'm so excited for you!

Steve said...

I just finished reading "Mom's Cancer" and it is an excellent story and well told.

When I spoke to you last evening at St. Mark's Comics I mentioned the XXV annual I-Con at SUNY Stony Brook is going to convene on March 24-26. The e-mail address for the comics program manager is

The best of luck at the Comic Con.

D.D.Degg said...

While Brian's in New York, a pal of
his (cartoonist Mike Lynch) is
keeping us updated on what's
happening to our guy on Lynch's


BrianFies said...

Dave: Done!

Lynne: I thought about Mom often during the New York trip and know she would have been happy and proud.

Steve: Thanks a lot for the follow-up information. I enjoyed seeing you at St. Mark's and will look into I-Con. Appreciate the contact info.

D.D.: Thanks for keeping folks informed here and elsewhere. I appreciate it.