Here is some more background info on SPX that didn’t fit in the panels:
PANEL ONE: I haven’t flown in a plane since I lived in Colorado, which made the flight novel and special.
PANEL TWO: I should have sprung for the GPS. I got some bad directions and went literally off the map. I didn’t get to the hotel until 4:30 in the morning.
PANEL THREE: In retrospect, I also ate at the hotel breakfast buffet and had a Power Bar at lunch. At the time though, I thought I was running on Twizzlers.
PANEL FOUR: I had heard about Roger Langridge through the now defunct Big Illustration Party Time and Art and Story. I really love his sense of humor and comedic timing. I walked away with a Fred the Clown comic, and I will probably buy more.
PANEL FIVE: Mercury Hat tweeted me saying she turned the box over to SPX staff, so there is hope of getting it back yet.
PANEL SIX: Even with the missing box, I felt very calm and relaxed on the way back home. I even found a meditation room at the airport to sit in while waiting for the flight.
Here are some events that didn’t make it into the comic:
Eating at a fancy restaurant while wearing a “Proud to be Awesome” T-Shirt.
Meeting Ink Panther Mike Dawson (he was sharing a table with the guy right next to me).
Having people stand in front of my limited table space and look at other people’s books.
Having to pay money for Internet Access.
Making enough money to pay for table costs and price of books sold.
Seeing Mike Sgier again.
Briefly meeting the Art and Story crew.
Having Kaiki christen me “The Angriest Man in Comics”.
Speaking of anger, my comics were one of the subjects on the last episode of the Geek Report. It turns out people actually wrote in to say I wasn’t an angry person, which surprised me. Anyway, they cover a wide range of geek related topics, and you should check it out.