We've been doing some rearranging around the house the last few weeks, so I'm finally pulling out some of my stuff from Comic Con. As I sorted through everything I had a few thoughts I wanted to share.
As awesome as it is that there are lots of celebrities, I found it was more cool to meet several comic writers. I can be pretty shy, especially in a big overwhelming environment like Comic Con, but everyone I met was super relaxed and polite. Despite the lines, everyone made an effort to say "hi", ask how I was enjoying the show, and they all took a moment to listen to a little "gush" moment about how much I enjoyed their work.
Although I didn't get to catch all of the writers I wanted to, I feel like I got to meet a good mix of folks!
Let's start with Cullen Bunn. He's the writer of several of my favorite current series. X-Men Blue #1 had one of the most shocking surprises at the end that I've seen in a while. This autograph session started within the first hour or so that I was at Comic Con, so it was an amazing way to start the day.
A little later in the day, I happened upon the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund booth, and by coincidence Eric Heisserer was there! He wrote the screenplay adaptation of one of my favorite movies of 2016 (and really all-time), "Arrival." I had also already read the first issue of his comic series "Secret Weapons". He was super friendly to talk to, and I was able to pick up a variant cover made for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and get it signed!
On Saturday afternoon, I got to do my "big" signing, by which I mean it was the only ticketed signing I did. I was a huge fan of Invader Zim when it was on. So finding out that the show's creator, Jhonen Vasquez, would be signing the comics, along with the rest of the comic design team, I had to try for a ticket. Fortunately I was able to get one, and once again everyone was super friendly.