Saturday, September 10, 2011 was a fantastically enjoyable day. A special thanks goes out to Craig Klotz first and foremost for allowing me to take part in the Free State Comicon show and have fun out in Lawrence on that lovely day. Seriously, the only way it could have gone better is if I had a big announcement following the con.
I spent the entire day behind my table, watching people pass by, meeting fans, shaking hands, talking with other creators, meeting creators, signing autographs, selling books, and laughing. There was a lot of laughing. A lot of mischief was had on my side of the room, which we’ll discuss briefly in just a moment. Continue reading “Free State Comicon: Behind the Table”
Hundreds of comics fans attended the Free State Comicon in Lawarence, Kansas, on Saturday. Promoter Craig Klotz and his team managed an event that featured more than 30 special guests and more than 20 vendors for a day of fun.
Event highlights included the first area convention appearance of comics artist Terry Beatty since he moved to the Kansas City metro area this summer. Beatty was surprised to be greeted by a real life cosplay version of his comics character Wild Dog.
The guests included veteran comics creators such as Ande Parks (Green Arrow, Capote in Kansas) and Steve Lightle (Legion of Superheroes, Marvel Comics Presents) as well as newer creators, webcomics cartoonists, and small press publishers..
Local comics writer Seth Peck is scheduled to appear at Elite Comics on July 7th to sign the first issue of his new Marvel Comics mini-series Fear Itself: Wolverine. Peck will be in the Overland Park comics shop from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, meeting the public and discussing his latest comics work.
Peck’s previous comics work includes co-writing Sorrow with Rick Remender and co-writing ’76 with B. Clay Moore. Both series were published by Image Comics.
Fear Itself: Wolverine is Peck’s first work for Marvel Comics. The three-issue limited series ties into the storyline of the main Wolverine book, which is written by fellow Kansas City area creator Jason Aaron.
Peck told Newsarama, “There are a lot of things that will actually be planted in this miniseries that will end up playing out in the main title. Obviously it’s part of the event, but if you’re just a Wolverine fan, I wanted it to be a good story, and I wanted it to have some kind of lasting impact. I didn’t want it just to be three issues and done without really having any ties to what Wolverine was going to be doing in Jason’s book.”
Elite Comics is located at11842 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS 66210. The event is open to the public.