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Gabe / on Mon, Jul 17 2006 at 11:50 am

Comic Con

Comic Con starts this week and I wanted to give you all a look at what you’ll find should you swing by our booth.

This year we are in booth number 1237. We’re right on the corner and if you’re walking by you will see this huge banner across the top of our space.

Give it a click to see a larger version.

This shows all the shirts we’ll be bringing with us. You might notice a couple new designs on there that aren’t even in the store yet.

In addition to shirts we’ll have 100 of the limited edition Dr. Raven Darktalon Blood Laser Cels. We will sell the first fifty on Friday and the rest on Saturday. I recommend coming early on those days if you want to get one of these.

The new “Beach” poster will make its public debut at Comic Con. These just showed up in the office last week and I’m really happy with the way the came out. It’s very different from the rest of our posters but I think it really works.

This will be the first year that we’ll actually have books at Comic Con and we’re really excited. You’ll be able to get our first book “Attack of the Bacon Robots” if you haven’t already grabbed a copy. The real exciting news though is that we’ll have our new book “Epic Legends of the Magic Sword Kings” for sale as well. This is your first chance to pick one of these up as they will not be on sale anyplace else for a few more weeks. This book collects all our comics from 2001 along with many of the news posts. It also has a bunch of extra content like an art gallery and a look at some of the projects we started and then never got around to finishing.

Tycho and I will only be doing one panel this year. We really like to stay at the booth as much as possible. We will be leaving on Friday for a webcomics Panel with what I would describe as an “all star cast” of webcomic personalities.

Friday

4:30-5:30pm Webcomics 102: Finding Your Audience - When will your genius get the adulation it deserves? Bill Barnes (Unshelved) asks fellow web cartoonists Jerry “Tycho” Holkins & Mike “Gabe” Krahulik (Penny Arcade), Scott Kurtz (PVP), R. Stevens (Diesel Sweeties), and Kristofer Straub (Starslip Crisis) how they attract crowds online. Room 1B.

Our heartless business droid robert will also be taking part in a panel. His is on Saturday and he’ll be talking about (God forbid) making money in webcomics. As I write this news post from high atop my ivory citadel, draped in flowing robes of gold and silver I can not help but agree that he is something of an expert on this topic.

Saturday

6:00-7:00pm Webcomics 103: Making Money - Can you really make a living posting comics to the web? Bill Barnes (Unshelved) leads fellow webcomic businessfolk Robert Khoo (Penny Arcade), Howard Tayler (Schlock Mercenary), Phillip Karlsson (Dumbrella Hosting), Jennie Breeden (The Devil’s Panties) in a discussion on how they turn bits into bucks. Room 3

I think that’s pretty much it. As always you can come by and grab a sketch of your favorite PA character at no cost. See you guys in San Diego.

-Gabe out


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