So, like, I already knew this Bill Spencer guy was awesome because once upon a time he custom-built models of Nightbeat and Hot Shot's car modes. So he was definitely on my rader. (He also likes Batmobiles!)
But he showed up to New England Webcomics Weekend (NEWW) today with probably the best thing ever. He made me a Gardening Batman out of the old Kenner New Batman Adventures figure. It has a hat and a shovel and a potted plant. The whole damn thing is repainted, too, because that's just how hardcore he is.
Seriously. Like, holy crap. And I got so many friggin' compliments on him today. He is a hit. I have to, like, build a shrine to this thing or something. Dude.
I have dozens of other photos from Saturday to show you, but I want to make sure I give proper attention to this first. I'll try to get those other photos up tomorrow if I can. Lots of great commissions!
We'll be there for the Pub Crawl on Friday night, plus both "real" days, Saturday and Sunday. There are over 50 webcartoonists at this thing, plus MC Frontalot! Basically, if a meteor hits this town this weekend, the Internet is dead. All you'll have left is the LOLcats website and Movie-Comics.
I'll have a table where I'll be hanging out. I'll have the Roomies! book, the two remaining Shortpacked! volumes, and some brand-spankin' new Dumbing of Age merchandise. Posters! Hats! Also, high-fives.
New England Webcomics Weekend, the best thing ever in the whole damn world, is this Saturday and Sunday in Easthampton, Massachusetts! I am serious, it is like eating chocolate while having sex on top of an airplane that Indiana Jones is piloting. I get a boner just thinking about Webcomics Weekend.
There's also a neat Pub Crawl the Friday night before that I recommend. It is booze + webcartoonists + strangers.
I'll of course have my stuff with me, the books and posters and hats and what not. But those are always second to the Experience. Every webcartoonist you've ever heard of will be there. And we'll all be high-fiving. Constantly. Oh my god.
Man, a week or so back I thought to myself, "Dude, I should move my blogs from midnight to noon, and do updates every twelve hours like I do at Dumbing of Age." And then removed of my midnight blogging habit, I promptly forgot about blogging. Oh, momentum, how much you rule my life.
Halloween weekend Maggie and I are trying to see if we can manage to get down to Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity." On my end it's easy to schedule since I can just get up and leave and let the website do its work, but Maggie has, like, school and its frightening deadlines, all of which are in the next few weeks. But it has to happen somehow. We just have to figure out how to swing it.
The week after that is New England Webcomics Weekend, and I will totally be there oh my god. It is the best thing in the entire world, I swear. There will be more webcomic artists there than I can count, and I'm good at counting! You have to go, for the love of all that is good and holy. You don't even know.
Oh, and this coming weekend is Maggie's birthday. We're weekend-busy all up in this shizzy!
Hey, folks, I'm gonna be at New England Webcomics Weekend again this November. Me and like fifteen million other webcartoonists who rock. I'm serious, it is the best weekend of the year, mitts down. You want to witness Awesomeness In A Cup? Tickets go on sale Thursday.