August 28th to 30th was an epic weekend. My fiancée, Michelle, and I took PostScript to FanExpo at the Toronto Metro Convention Center, where tens of thousands of people packed the space to visit hundreds of exhibits. I brought over 400 bookmarks with me, which, to my surprise, I ran out of 45 minutes into Sunday morning. Along with a sighting of Leonard Nimoy I got to meet Sohmer and Lar, of Blind Ferret Entertainment, Least I Could Do (warning: this is for older readers) and Looking for Group. I also shared my row with Matt Busch, famous for his Star Wars illustrations, and Caanan Grall, creator of Celadore, a very well written and illustrated online graphic novel where magic, hilarity, capitalism and vampires collide.
Cartooning is a solitary activity, so it was a pleasure to meet so many people. I met some old fans, many new readers, saw lots of great costumes and I could not wipe a goofy grin off my face all weekend. For more pictures visit the PostScript Comic fan page on Facebook.
I ran a caption contest at FanExpo that generated some very funny responses. I had a hard time selecting a winner. Below is what I feel to be the best caption, as submitted by Alexander Leach:
Honorable mentions include:
“I don’t care if she would have been eaten by the dragon!” – Adam Zimmer;
“Look, I’m sorry I dropped your cupcake, but it’s a 250 foot tower and your hair isn’t that long!” – Jody Haucke; and
“Sorry about the window, can we have our ball back?” – Antonio Belluardo.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest and to everyone who swung by our booth. I had a blast at FanExpo, see you all there next year.