Emerald City ComiCon…

…was awesome. Next year it’s a three-day event, which will guarantee it to be 50% MORE AWESOMER!

I really like Emerald City. It’s feels like a true “comic convention…” like San Diego was in the 1980s and early 1990s. When you walk through the convention doors, you can smell the paper. Mmm… comics…! This was my second time tabling at ECCC, and the first with the Doc Splatter Ominous Omnibus, new t-shirts and a new table display.

What totally makes my day is when someone comes up and says “I bought Cool Jerk volume one last year… and now I’m here to get volume two.” Or when another comes up and says “Whoa… hold on a second! I remember your strip from… Reno, right?!?” Or when someone wanders over and says “My instructor Britt Nowlin told me to find you and say ‘hi.’” I also had a Cool Jerk mailer subscriber from last year convince her friend to subscribe, saying “it’s the best email I get every week. EVERY WEEK.”

Dr. Who and a Dalek at Emerald City ComiCon

Dr. Who and a Dalek at Emerald City ComiCon

Saw many familiar faces (Jacie Landeros, Boo Davis of Quiltsryche, Geoff, Marina, Tim, The Mighty Layman, Team Chris Wisnia, Team Steamcrow, Team Ben Walker, Team Lunasea Studios, Team PJ Perez, @GirlFridayK and @OracleBatgirl) and met many more (Ben Costa, Scott, former Renoites Mel & Laura, Misa the Rat City Rollergirl, Jaime, Corey, Kassandra, Jesse, Charles from Belgium, Rita and Mike, among others)! I’ve added scores more subscribers to the legion of Cool Jerk allies, so please make them feel welcome!

Next stop is San Francisco for WonderCon, April 2-4. I’ll chat a bit more about that in a few days.


  1. Pimpatronic says:

    Picked up the 24-hour comic with Doc Splatter. Awesome! Can’t believe you pulled that off in one day!

  2. Reo and I were planning on doing emerald city, but didn’t want to spend that much money for a two day event.

  3. Alex Zibly says:

    Rat City Rollergirls are awesome! I’d like to see a Cool Jerk where Yuri joins a derby league!

  4. Avenging Angelovich says:

    I meant to buy a book but the funds were tight. Are you going to be there next year??

  5. atombee says:

    HEY! Those are my kids! :-) We had a blast, and are looking forward to next year.

  6. Kim Kardashian's left buttcheek says:

    Loving cooljerk.com, coolest website I’ve found in a long time.

  7. Kara says:

    I got one word for you: K-Melonbrowser.

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