The new comic is up today because tomorrow I'll be in San Diego without Internet access - actually, I probably could have access, but I really just don't want it for the next 4 days. I will be at the Bloodfire Comics booth #1623 if any of you, my tiny cadre of faithful readers, will be at the Con, so come around and find me there. I will be doing caricatures and selling the new "ashcan" printed version of the entirety of "Just A Bit Off..." so far, as well as a limited number of my "Goths, Girls and Gadgets" sketchbook.
My rough schedule for being in the booth is as follows:
Thursday: 10am-1pm, 2pm-7pm
Friday: 10am-1pm, 2pm-7pm
Saturday: 11am-1pm, 4pm-6pm
Why not in so much on Saturday and Sunday? Well, over the last few years as the "fan demographics" of the Con have shifted from comics fans over to TV and movie fans, Saturday and Sunday, which used to be the best days for indie publishers with lots of people coming around to the booths, are now frankly lousy days. People just don't stop at the booths much, it seems. The best sales day we've had since 2002 has been, weirdly, Thursday. I guess the real comics fans who actually like to buy new comics from small pubs come early, while the more "casual" fans who only come to see Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kevin Smith or Joss Whedon show up on Saturday and really don't bother coming around to look at comics, because they don't care. So there doesn't seem to be much point in working so hard on Sat and Sun.
Of course, if things are different and there's a mob at the booth all weekend, I'll stay around. :)
OK well I'm still at work and have to do 12 hours again today. Next week is the "final push" for the beta, and it's gonna be rough. I'll make it though. I'm getting solid sleep even with the long hours. See you on Monday!