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Gabe / on Mon, Aug 22 2005 at 10:41 am

If you still aren’t sure exactly what this whole PAX thing is, you should check out this interview over at Gamecloud. Our man Mike Fehlauer does a good job of explaining what the Penny Arcade expo is all about. We have five different nick names for Mike here at the office but I honestly don’t think I can repeat any of them. I promise you they are extremely clever insults that sound very similar to his real name but call into question his sexual orientation.

Just so we’re all clear, Mike is one of the two smart people that work here at Penny Arcade industries full time. He and our other friend Robert essentially handle all the advertising and business junk so that Tycho and I can focus on making comics. It’s important to mention that when it comes to PAX we actually enlisted the help of even more smart people. The amount of work required to put on an event like this is just fucking ridiculous. About the only thing Tycho and I can take credit for is the initial concept. In fact I’d say the reason the con is so successful has a lot to do with the fact that Tycho and I are not able to fuck it up. If anything I guess we deserve credit for realizing we couldn’t do this by ourselves and seeking out people we trusted to help us.

It’s hard to believe that PAX is this weekend. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. Thankfully I’ve got a couple big projects to keep me busy this week. I’m wrapping up a little two page comic that sort of sets up Myst V. I’m also drawing a five page comic based on the new Farcry Instincts game for the Xbox. I’ve still got a bunch of cards to draw for our CCG as well. Tycho wrote some really good stuff for these projects and I’m excited for you guys to see them. Here’s a little peek at what I’m doing for Myst. Some of you will hopefully recognize Sirrus and his crystalline prison world.

-Gabe out

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