Yes, I went to Comic Con this year.
No, I'm not dead.
Yes, I'm trying to do things in life other than dwell on my impending divorce.
No, (and I apologize) I didn't seek out any of the old crowd there-- I guess, in all honesty, I just wasn't ready to see those familiar faces. No disrespect intended, folks. I'm just not emotionally equipped to see you while I'm... what's the word? Emerging? Transforming? Changing my context? Something like that. I'm very sorry. Sad Michael is sad.
I went with my friend Gary and we shared a room together. We saw Richard Cheese at the House of Blues, I got several of his CD's as well as his CHARMING opening act, Linnzi Zaorski who does an utterly beautiful 30's -style swing jazz singer act. I adored her. Not many girls can be sweet and pixielike while swigging back a glass of Jamieson's Whisky.
Saw The Guild panel on Friday morn and am enamored of not only Felicia Day (www.watchtheguild.com) but the whole Guild phenomenon. Got autographs from them purely by happenstance in the Sails pavilion at the end of the day and ended up chatting with them and their producer. Next time they call for extras I'm hopping a plane down to LA. I'm not kidding.
Was introduced by Gary to two awesome shows -- Code Monkeys and The IT Crowd. We spent a few hours in our room just watching the shows, which gave our feet MUCH needed rest!
We ate supper at a Hooter's! There. We can say we did it. Never again. Loud music loud yelling from the kitchen loud loud loud and the girls are young enough to be my daughters oh god when did I get this old.
Had a LOVELY supper with the Sofawolf guys at the Tiki Lounge. Tiki was what I was in the mood for, and the Zombies in green ceramic skulls were the bestest. Finishing up at Ghirardelli's ice cream palace was not bad either! Thanks to Mark and Tim for supper. I totally less than three those guys. (<3 if you didn't get it...)
Gary spotted GENE SIMMONS in a giant SQUIRREL SUIT! I thought it was just some furry and ignored him, but Gary got a pic which got published on a KISS fansite! Rock!
Saw the David Tennant Doctor Who panel and gushed much love. Missed the whole Twilight experience and think that I'm somehow happier for it.
I got SWAG. Most notably and dearest to my heart were two ZAN t-shirts-- one with him and Jayna (everyone here knows the Wondertwins, right?) and one that looks like his costume --purple with the gold Z in the dark purple triangle.
Got lots of books, got my picture with Wil Wheaton, Tommy Wiseau (creator of The Room), various incarnations of Link and Robin, etc. All my pictures are posted on Facebook as that's where I spend most of my time these days. If you're on facebook you may add me as a friend: Michael McAdam, mike at livemike dot com is the email.
I just wanted to post something that shows that I'm LIVING... just a little bit. :) My life is for the most part very positive but I spend most days with my fingers crossed.
When somebody loved me, everything was beautiful
Every hour we spent together, lives within my heart
And when she was sad, I was there to dry her tears
And when she was happy, so was I, when she loved me.
Through the summer and the fall, we had each other, that was all
Just she and I together, like it was meant to be
And when she was lonely, I was there to comfort her
And I knew that she loved me.
So the years went by, I stayed the same
And she began to drift away, I was left alone
Still I waited for the day, when she'd say "I will always love you."
Lonely and forgotten, never thought she'd look my way,
She smiled at me and held me, just like she used to do,
Like she loved me, when she loved me
When somebody loved me, everything was beautiful,
Every hour we spent together, lives within my heart
When she loved me.
I would like to see Escape to Witch Mountain tonight, March 17, 2009. Drop me an email at agentm at twogargs dot com if you'd like to come see it, and we'll decide on where. I'd like the early show, please.
...have you all SEEN this guy? What bloody TALENT! Watch this:
Having just represented my own comics at the Manitoba Comic Con, I know some of what it's like to deal with having to "defend your work" at the hands of ravening hordes of people who have no idea what you're talking about. Therefore I present, snatched from an ages-old email, the..
31 WAYS TO ANNOY SELF-PUBLISHERS
1) Can I leave some of my zines on your table?
2) How about some flyers?
3) Do you wanna trade?
4) So, are you breaking even yet?
5) Why don't you contribute to my zines? I can't pay you anything, but I can get you a few free copies.
6) Hang in there. Its only a matter of time before the big publishers pick you up.
7) Did you get a chance to read the comic I left here earlier?
8) Can you change a $20?
9) Write me and tell me what you think of my comic.
10) Email me.
11) And check out my web site.
12) Do you have anything that's free?
13) I really just came here to meet Dave Sim.
14) What room is the Magic tournament in?
15) There's too many words in your comic.
16) There aren't enough words in your comic.
17) I can't buy it, if it is "to be continued."
18) Of course our store carries your comic. We always order at least 2 copies.
21) I wish you had something new out. I'd buy it.
22) Do you think you'll ever switch to color?
23) "I've never heard of your comic before.
24) I'd buy something, but I already spent all my money.
25) That original sketch you made for me was awesome! I just sold it for 25 bucks.
26) Why don't you buy some ad space in the next issue of my zine?
27) I love alternative comics. Sandman rules!
28) They featured me in this month's Wizard, and I just graduated high school.
29) Can you watch my table for me? I gotta go count up all my money.
30) From your drawings, I pictured you as better looking.
31) Didn't you wear that shirt yesterday?