I will be at the Lubbock Comic Book Expo this coming Saturday and Sunday. I helped start this comic convention 5 years ago, and its really starting to grow into its own. We have a ton of great guests, lots of cool stuff. I will be hosting a Writer/Artist Q&A with several of our special guests, that will be Saturday at 3:30 in the Executive suite. I’ll also be hosting a Webcomics creator discussion Sunday at 1:00 pm. If you’re near West Texas, you should definitely come out and support this convention.
Also! I will be premiering a brand new Super Zeroes Poster at the convention! You can also order it from the Super Zeroes Online store!
2nd floor mezzannine. (Look for the stairs)
The Expo is 1 week away. Don’t miss it.
We have been adding information to the website daily as we get closer to the show. If you have not visited the website lately, I recommend taking a quick minute or two to get caught up. Hopefully it helps you plan your weekend, because we know you are not going to miss this one. All panels will take place in the Executive Suite (behind the big wooden doors) on the 2nd floor Mezzanine. Remember, you will see Zombies, Stormtroopers, heroes, and villains wandering about the Lubbock Comic Book Expo. You are welcome to join them, it’s all in good fun.
10:00 am – 10:50 am Write Right: Life, the Universe, and Everything by Mary Andrews
11:00 am – 11:50 am Why Read Comics? by Rob Weiner
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm Special FX and Make-up Panel by Renee Benton
1:00 pm – 2:20 pm Costume Contest!
2:30 pm – 3:20 In the VerseUnplugged
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm Writer/Artist discussion with Q & A moderated by Will Terrell
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm Iron Artist competitionWatch ‘em Draw!
5:30 pm – 6:50 pm Filming a Superhero Web Series by Daniel Ballard
Sunday April 15th
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Web Comics Creators’ discussion with Q & A moderated by Will Terrell
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm the First EverNERD Crowncompetition(THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!) by Jason Rhode & JP Acreman
The next Lubbock Comic Book Expo is coming up in April. This is our 5th year hosting it, I can hardly believe we’ve made it this long. And in fact, we have ALREADY sold out our tables for this show! We’ve never sold out this quickly. I take it as a good sign. Here’s a little graphic I’m working on for the convention site… (ain’t he cute?!)
Visit www.Lubbockcomics.com for more information Or check out our event on Facebook!!!
I can’t believe this is our 4th year doing this show! When we started this in 2008 there had never really been a strong comic book convention in this region, and we didn’t think it would last. But fans come from all around, and we’ve seen more and more attendees each year, and this year, we have more creators coming from out of town than ever before. I’m very excited about this show, especially since after last year, I wasn’t sure we’d get to have another one.
I hope that anyone checking this out, that lives close enough to drive, will come out and say Hi! I will be there with nearly everyone else from the Robot Cowboy studio! It’s going to be a great show!
I want to thank Steve Wood, Brian Little and Brandon Adkins for putting together an amazing show. Also, to everyone in the Sketch Club that displayed their art, and created “silent panel” comics for everyone to draw on. They were a huge hit! And I really want to thank Mark and Leanne and Hard Tops for being such wonderful hosts. We are very blessed to be welcomed into their gallery each year. And we hope that we can continue to put on a great show. This years show “Sequential Possibilities” was fantastic. We broke the attendance records for the Hard Tops gallery. We had more than 700-750 visitors to the gallery. And its one of the busiest venue usually on the art trail. So it was good stuff.
There are some photos of the event on our Meetup.com page.
The Sequential Possibilities art show will be up till the end of the month. If you haven’t already, please go by Hard Tops on Buddy Holly ave to see our art!
To get what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done. This I would say, sums up Lubbock’s first comic book convention nicely. In pretty much every way it was an incredible success. One that everyone in Lubbock seems grateful to have experienced. I saw nothing but ear to ear grins on all of our attendees. And most of our retailers and creators seemed pretty stoked as well.
Thank you to all of you that have sent emails and comments to us about your experience for the show. I’m glad that everyone enjoyed it so much. Thank you also to our volunteers and sponsors that made this show possible – everyone that’s worked long hours for the last few months to put all of this together not knowing if anyone would even show up. And big Thanks especially to Robert Mora and Star comics (at 34th & ave U) for providing all of the free comics and toys for everyone to enjoy.
I think its safe to say we will be doing another Expo next year. Our total attendance was 777 people for our first show. A nice number I think. We’ve been told that other comic book shows in MUCH larger markets in this region took several years to reach the kinds of numbers we were blessed with, especially for a one day event. Not bad for a shoe string budget. We had 300 people within the first 2 hours of the show. We had a lot of you out there spreading the word in advance for us and we are grateful to that. It really did make a huge difference.
Here are a few items… 1st Annual Lubbock Comic Book Expo VIDEO link Lubbock AJ – GO! article. And you can check out photos from the event on Lubbock Online’s SPOTTED section.
I havent posted any art in a while. Not that I havent been doing any. Its just been really REALLY busy lately. This is a t-shirt design someone commissioned me to do for a LiveStrang cancer run. I wasnt sure what cancer was supposed to look like. Or a t-cell for that matter. So I just went with what came to mind. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
If you’re in Lubbock… I did these bookmark designs for Operation Paperback. Its a charity organization that takes paperback books and ships them to troops in Afganastan and Iraq. The sales from these bookmarks will go to “Communities in Schools” and to the SketchClub “Young at Art” after-school program. They’ll be available to buy at Barnes and Nobles here starting May 3rd.
And of course… . you may have seen this image around town….
Its for Lubbock’s first Comic Book Expo! Coming up next Saturday (May 3rd!) Make sure you set aside the day and come support the Lubbock Comics community!