Monday, May 5, 2008

NYCC 2008

I think I've finally started to recover from this year's NYCC! The Big Apple really knows how to show someone a good time! This year's NYCC was fantastic and I had a great time promoting The Untold Origins of Invisible Scarlet O'Neil. I'm very proud to say we sold a fair number of books and gave away all our promo cards. I also spoke with a number of folks who stopped by and couldn't take their eyes off the cover image of Russell Stamm's signature character! Many fanboys love to challenge the idea that Scarlet is the first leading lady with superpowers to appear in comic form, so it makes for some interesting discussions. I'm just so glad to see the character getting attention and there is some great news to come!

However, I was not alone in the booth! Others included a couple of "old friends" - Kathy Messick who is still hard at work promoting Cyber Angels. A great concept and I am amazed that some company hasn't signed her to develop it as a series yet. Also in attendance was Scott Ham of Buckeye Comics, creator of Blood Sentence. Scott's got some great ideas for other horror titles and I'm looking forward to his next project which takes place in the Old West and WWII.

This year we also had a newbie in the booth, Terrance Bernard who was there to introduce the world to Sophia: Awakening and 8-part comic series that takes place in the distant future. The preview book and promo cards and posters did attract quite a lot of attention, thanks in no small part to the gorgeous artwork by Andres Guinaldo! I strongly recommend checking out a preview of the first issue at Parasite Publishing.

I also had the pleasure of meeting Rafeal Navarro, the artist who sent us a very nice image of Scarlet to our MySpace page. I gave him a copy of "Untold Origins" for his effort and he honored us with another beautiful Scarlet sketch:
NYCC 2008 was a terrific show and I can't wait to do it again now that I'm rested up! Look out, Charlotte - you're next!

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