It seems like my mind is always on books and events six months to one year in the future. It’s not unusual to plan this far in advance when working out the timing for a book release or the advance travel plans and artist commitments for a show. Here is my update on the shows where Flesk will be exhibiting this year.
Emerald City Comic-Con, March 1-3, 2013. There will be a Flesk booth, but unfortunately I will not be making the show. I have a prior commitment going on that same weekend. Jonathan Leveck will be manning the booth. I’ll make sure there will be some good books available and free goodies for you to pick up. Seattle is a terrific destination city and the guest list for the show is solid. I’ll miss being there. Terry and Rachel Dodson, Mike Mignola, Richard and Wendy Pini, and Brom will be at the show.
WonderCon, March 29-31, 2013. I had to cancel a Flesk booth for this show due to a prior engagement during that same week. I’ve been going to WonderCon since 1994 and will miss being there.
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, May 17-19, 2013. I am not missing this show! I have our Flesk island booth arranged again. Confirmed artists that will be at the Flesk space are Brom (Friday and Saturday only), Bill Carman, Craig Elliott, Gary Gianni, Mike Mignola and Mark Schultz. If you can only make one show this year, this is it. It is all about the artists.
Big Wow ComicFest, May 18-19, 2013. This show overlaps with the Spectrum show. I’ll be in Kansas City this weekend. I will have a second Flesk crew running this booth in San Jose.
Comic-Con International, July 18-21, 2013. I’ll have our usual spot in San Diego. Brom will be making an appearance at our booth, along with the new Art of Brom book. Also, Mark Schultz and his new art book collection will be at our spot. More goodies to be announced closer to the show date.
Rose City Comic-Con, September 21-22, 2013, Portland, OR. This is put on by the same organization as the Emerald City Comic-Con. We enjoyed ECCC so much we decided to try this show out. It’s a good excuse to visit one of my favorite cities, Portland!
Alternative Press Expo, October 12-13, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. Always a fun show!
Strip Festival Breda, October 26-27, 2013, The Netherlands. This will be our third trip to Breda. This show, the organizers and our friends there, and the country are amazing. I can’t wait to go back. So far, thanks to the Breda organization, those traveling to the show and will be signing at the Flesk stand are Terry and Rachel Dodson, Mark Schultz, Jim Silke and Thomas Yeates. We should also get an opportunity to spend plenty of time with Petar Meseldzija. More news as we get closer to the date.
I’ve been asked if we will add more shows to our schedule. The answer is that while I wish we could, the time and expense of being away from the office does not make it possible to add more appearances. Even a two day show eats up a week of preparation time in advance, and a few days of catch up when I return. A show like Comic-Con can easily take two weeks of time. I have to carefully gauge how much time a show is taking away from book production. At the moment I have a queue of books ready to get done and my focus will be on them until I go to the Spectrum show.
I hope to see you at one of these shows.
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