ITEM! Okay, so I'm back from APE. Although not very profitable, but still a good time was had. Met a few people that talk to me online through the Skate Jesus forum including the great gazoo himself, Dan Evans who moderates the board. Some of the other members who also self publish comic books like me were all placed in my immediate area. Harris O' Malley who runs Studio Underhill had his table right next to mine. and Varmint Press' Jim Massay was stationed directly across from me. We were all hatching a plan for my resurrection on the board- maybe hold a seance or something of that nature. Other Delphi alumni such as Janet Harvey, Charlie Chu and Sam Humphries were actually sad to see me go.
Like I mentioned in the last paragraph about not raking in the dough even as I was selling a good number of the first two Deposit Man books at a buck a piece, my new one just fizzled- even as I knocked off fifty cents off the cover price- but I guess the general populace is not interested in plucking down two bits and a half for something they know a little about. I'll tell you one thing- it's gets easier day by day to explain the concept over and over to people. And usually that's what lures them in- when they are in agreement that it is a unique concept pertaining to a super charged being going around saving Heaven all the time. People loved to come up to ask me about it; one guy even asked me what distributor was carrying it. Well, currently it's being carried by FM Distribution out of Madison, Wisconsin and over at the show I was trying to pawn it off to both Last Gasp and Cold Cut Distribution of which both operate out of the Bay City Area - but this guy was particularly affixated on why it wasn't being carried by Diamond Comic Distributors and I told him why. Diamond in my opinion represents what is facist-ionable in comics, nothing more but teeny tiny gremlins dressed in gustapo uniforms dictating what the comic book industry is obligated to sell. They already rejected my first full length books, but my lousy first drawn piece of shit, the 'pilot episode' of Deposit Man sold a modest sum of copies back in 1999. But the kid simply said, that I should re-submit the new one and see what the results would be. And then, he left me his card. What a coin winky dink, the card said Diamond Distributors.
Wow moving on up. Another wacky incident that happened was that some 'hollywood scout' tried to bum a copy off of me- (even the ones that i had priced for dollar) because he was too cheap to cough a dollar. He then said the key phrase of the day- ' I'm looking for properties which automatically throws up the red flag incentive to take a two by four to his face. That's the wrong thing to say to my face while I'm working a show. Some of the people from my Hollywood hometown are just plain vultures. However, I do know the guy's name and he just happens to have written some books for both DC and Marvel - but hands down, I think it was a inappropiate way for a professional to make a introduction to another professional.
ITEM! It's finally arrived! Larry's pencils for the next Deposit Man book arrived while I was out in Frisco. That took me an arm and leg to achieve. Can't wait for the others to see it.
More ITEMS Tomorrow. I'm too bushed to carry one.