Exclusive poster for the show
I just finished work on this mini-poster print that will be available at the show for $5 a print or FREE with any book purchase:
Hey everybody… starting on Friday of this weekend (August 23- August 25), I will be in Rockville, Maryland attending and tabling at Intervention Con 2013.
Now, some of you may be asking yourselves what exactly is “Intervention Con”… in the most simple of terms terms, Intervention Con is a convention geared towards just about all the creative endeavors on the internet. If you attend the show, you’ll meet webcomic creators, bloggers, podcasters, writiers, singers and song writers and just about anything and everything in between.
This is the fourth year of the show and was created by Onezumi and Harknell Hairstein. Oni and Harknell put on a great show and treat every single artist and creator like an individual super star. Those two are one of the many reasons why I love going to this show every year. Now, you won’t find the same attendance numbers as a big name super-hero convention but every year, Intervention grows just a little bit more… in some ways, I think it might be comparable to what and how the Small Press Expo (SPX) grew to its current size. But what the show may lack in overall attendance it more than makes up for in terms of being a hands-on, intimate creator-based show.
If you are a creator – or are interested in doing something creative on the web, there is no better convention to get a real good, hands-on, one-on-one experience with a wide assortment of different creators. This is not like your typical convention where you meet an artist at their table and walk away, never to see them for the rest of the show. In many cases, it is not uncommon to go to the show and end up having dinner later that night with one of the creators – or many of the creators – you just met.
If you come to the show, you’ll also get to attend a wide variety of panels… in fact, I would say Intervention Con probably has one of the most eclectic collection of panels of any convention that I have ever attended. I will be a guest again this year so that affords me the opportunity to be on some of these eclectic panels. In fact, here is my panel schedule for this year’s show:
My 2013 Intervention Con Panel schedule
Folks, I would like you all to meet a very special artist I met at Free Comic Book Day at Little Fish Comics on Saturday afternoon. Her name is Ainsley.
Ainsley and her mom asked me a bunch of questions about being a cartoonists and they bought my first book. But that’s not the best thing at all.
The best thing was the next day when I opened my e-mail and saw this:
Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me about how you draw your comics.
Hey Wolf Pack gang… if you’ve ever wanted to get a commission from me and you’re going to be in Reading, Pennsylvania or Washington DC in the next couple of weeks, this would be a PERFECT opportunity to get one as I will be in both places in the next few weeks.
If you’re interested in getting a special deal on commissions, there’s details at the bottom of this blog post.
I wanted to let you guys know about a couple of shows I am doing in April… the first one is next weekend and the second one is a few weeks later at the Washington DC Convention Center – practically in my backyard! But first, a little bit about where I will be next weekend:
Comic Geek Speak Super Show – April 6 & 7
I wanted to go to the Comic Geek Speak Super Show last year since those guys do a terrific podcast, but alas, I heard about it too late and all the slots were filled. I understand it’s a great show and I’ll finally get to meet one of my teenage comic book idols (and a big inspiration behind Marc’s interviews), Fred Hembeck! Really looking forward to that!
The show will be at the Great Reading Expo Center. If you’re interested in learning more, click the logo or click here.
As I mentioned above, the second show is practically in my backyard and that would be…
Awesome Con DC – April 20 & 21
The show is being run by my good friend, Ben Penrod who ALWAYS puts together a great show – whether it’s a one day or two day show. I know this is the biggest event Ben has ever put on so far and – from what he tells me – if you listen to DC 101, you should soon be hearing radio spots for the show.
I’m excited not only because Ben is putting on the show but also because it’s at the Washington DC Convention Center! That’s going to be a LOT of fun!
If you want to know more information about this show, click Ben’s logo or click here.
Special Pre-con Commissions
If you plan on attending either one of these two shows, and you’re interested in getting a pre-con commission done, you can do so by sending my $40 to my Paypal account – along with the commission request – and I will have your commission fully completed and waiting for you at the show. That’s $10 off my commission prices for this year and best of all, there’s no additional shipping and handling charges!
If you’re interested, you can e-mail me at capesnbabes [at] gmail.com for further details!
Okay, so as promised, here are most of my pics from Katsucon 19. The only pictures that are missing are the ones associated with the caricature sketch cards that I did. I’m planning on putting ALL of my caricature sketch cards into a new category. When I do, the Katsucon caricature sketch cards will go there.
In the meantime, here’s a little bit of explanation about some of these pics…
The first two pics in this gallery are of my daughter and two of her friends cosplaying as Homestuck characters. My daughter is on the far right with her tongue out in the first pic. She made her Homestuck costume all by herself and did her own makeup as well.
The middle series of pics are of various people cosplaying throughout the weekend.
Then there is the series of photos of Dawn Griffin and out table set-up – and later, our table set ups as we were able to expand to another table.
The last few pictures are of Dawn, my wife and our three dogs. Bruno is the lager dog. He’s a mastiff that we inherited from my father in-law. He may be big but he thinks he’s a lap dog. The smaller brown dog is Rusty. Although he may look like a Corgi, he’s actually a golden retriever/Basset Hound mix. The black and white dog is Blue – an Australian Sheep Dog. We call him Blue due to one of his eyes being Blue.