I have been asked by a few people of late if I’ll be attending different conventions this year. I figured it would be easier to make a blanket statement. I am at this point not planning on attending any conventions this year. That may change this summer if necessity dictates my attendance at Comic-Con, etc… but the plan is to take this year off.
I’ve always been pretty open so I won’t change that now. The decision to take the year off comes from a few things. First is the fact I’ve spent the last year or so working on the Lucius Fogg novels, so I don’t have as much new comic material to promote. That is changing now as I have taken on a few new projects at Zenescope and started a couple creator-owned ones as well. Second, and in this economy I think you’ll understand, with my wife currently unemployed the financial demands of conventions are hard to justify. And third, I have a minor health issue I am dealing with. Nothing to concern anyone, but it is something I am focused on at the moment.
It saddens me to miss the shows. Phoenix Comic-con, Emerald City Con and Long Beach Comic-con are three of the best, hands down. And I’ve done San Diego for sixteen years straight, so I didn’t make this decision easily. I greatly enjoy going to these shows and visiting with all of you and it is my intent to return to all of these shows in 2013 and hopefully a few more. In the mean time, please keep an eye out for my new comics from Zenescope “Call of Wonderland” and “Grimm Fairy Tales: Angel” as well as my e-novel Lucius Fogg: Deadly Creatures.
All the best,