Apr 23, 2007
Cape Comic Con 2007
As advertised, the Cape Girardeau Comic Con was this weekend. In its second year, the con improved immensely. It was bigger, more organized, and longer. Organizer (and owner of Marvels and Legends) Ken Murphy and his gang of sidekicks brought in more talent, added panels, and added an extra day to the event.
I got a lot of time to talk about comics and other stuff with Cullen Bunn (writer of Oni's The Damned) and Matt Oliveri (writer of Werewolves: Call of the Wild). The pair did panel on submitting your work and ideas to publishers.
The Damned artist, Brian Hurtt also joined them. He was only there for Saturday along with Chris Samnee (Capote in Kansas, Queen & Country), but it was long enough for me to get a great sketch of Eddie and Sophie from The Damned.
Brian Hurtt's blog: the Hurtt Locker
Chris Samnee's blog
Mike Oliveri's The Malice Engine
On Sunday I attended Denny O'Neil's panel, where he told great stories about the 70s and 80s, and even 90s at DC. We also got some behind-the-scenes tales on Batman: The Animated Series and the Batman storyline, No Man's Land.
O'Neil on Wikipedia
Before leaving, I met Jonnie Allan, creator, writer, artist, promoter, etc. of Stykman, a hilarious parody of superhero stories and supernatural comics.
Allan's Aka Comics
In between all this I found lots of goodies, including the Dark Knight Strikes Again PVC set.
Looking forward to next year!