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SDCCI ’09 recapapalooza!

As is tradition here at Cool Jerk International, I’ve uploaded the SDCCI ‘09 recap, complete with photos and linkylinks!

Next, I want to say thanks to the thousands of people who came by my table this year. Many got a personal introduction to Cool Jerk, many came by to say “hi” and many came with folding money to get some books, T-shirts and whatnot. A few of you brought sketchbooks for me to junk up. Several stopped in to hand-deliver a letter to The Doc. Some came by for interviews, photos or just to stare at me uncomfortably for long stretches of time. It’s all good!

I’d like to personally say hi and thanks to Will Bento, Matan Chaffee, Chris and Tara Mobley, David Poller, Armando Vargas, Kim the Catgirl (missed you on Sunday!), Marc Mason, Steve Yatson, Earthdog & the Mrs., Alex Gamboa & the future Mrs., Zachary Simon, Nicole, Dorian Wright, Ming Doyle, Jessiga Nigri, Randy, Ken Rolow, Eric & Jocelyn, Daniel Wiegand, Vincent, PJ Perez, Peter from Newhall, Keith Garcia (KEITH!), Bethany Jordan, Gina D’Angelo, Nicholas, Dennis from Comic Gallery, Larry Williams, Armac (HeroClix hook-up), Carob Sue (who snuck in on Sunday just to say hi), Doug Thigpen, Chris (Pizzaboy) Coleman and Jen, Jamie & Jay, Whitney Matheson, James Sime, Jonathan Solomon, Joe Hughes & Cameron Balint, Eduardo, Richard Foley for extending the comic-con another week, the voluminous Poway Posse (Nathan, Joe, Ben, Barry, Mack, John, Ricky, Robert, Dana, Shaylan and “Laime” by proxy) and I know there were many many more please forgive me but my typing hand is starting to spasm & smoke!

But before I go, I’d be remiss to not give shout-outs to colleagues and allies Kevin Church, JustJenn, Snarkydork, Chris Wisnia & Britton Walters, Ryan Claytor, Paul Friedrich, Ben & Andrea Walker, Daniel & Dawna Steamcrow, Superfro and BavarianErin, Jacie Landeros, David Malki !, Robyn Bremner, John Layman, Deb Aoki, Mick & Holly Gray and Chris Gore (and his daughter Haley). And, of course, to Darlene aka Mrs. The Narrator.


Cool Jerk vs Hotmail and MSN

If you’re a subscriber and happen to have a Hotmail or MSN suffix, you likely haven’t seen the weekly Cool Jerk mailer. Why? I’ve been getting massive bouncebacks from Hotmail and MSN addresses. It’s not your fault — it’s them. For some reason, they (Hotmail and MSN) think any anonymous (BCC:) mailing from my IP address to their addresses is junk.

I’m trying to hammer out the problem on my end. I don’t want to pay for the privilege of having MSN allow me to send email to you, so you friends with Hotmail or MSN addys may be out of luck. BUT, if you happen to have another address that you’d like to use, please let me know (PLEASE be sure to tell me what Hotmail or MSN to remove so I can minimize e-clutter). Thanks!


SDCCI 2007 recapalooza

I must be getting better at this. For the first time in five years of tabling at San Diego Comic-Con International, I didn’t blow out my voice or get sick the following week!

Here’s the report: Hodabeast sold well, although I had to amend my pitch/display day-to-day to maximize sales. The Doc Splatter T-shirts are gone. Many people got a two-dimensional inaction figure, Post-Its or buttons just for getting close to my proximity.

I’d like to say thanks to all my friends and inductees from previous comic-cons who took a few minutes to come by and chat/buy stuff/get some sketches. There’s no way I can mention all of you, but here’s a shout out to Joe, Ben, Barry, Jonathan and Shay of the ever-expanding “Poway Posse,” Jamie and Jay (first to buy the book on Wednesday night), Iowa’s am-badass-adors Erin and Jeremy (OMG! WTF? Thanks!), Lacie, Zachary, Steve Yatson who’s such a Poser (Thanks!), Chris Coleman from Tokyo, Mighty Layman, Marc Mason, Nero, Roman, sketchmongers Jonathan and DrumGirl, Trevor of Wolff and Byrd attorneys-at-law, Kim the legal-sword-wielder cat-girl and her pop, Armando, the David Poller, Tony Stark’s boss Jason Childs (!), Josh (and Bridget by proxy), Earthdog, Jose and Naomi, Mike A., Ryan and so many more!

Special thanks to my gal Darlene, who provided a lot of support, clever ideas, laughs and energy. Most of what was made available at SDCCI wouldn’t have been possible without her.

If you’d like to live vicariously through me, check the photo-heavy recap page.


Cool Jerk’s SDCCI recap

Sigh. Another year, another Comic-Con International in San Diego. Another exhausting five days of playing pitchman and getting through on adrenaline and minimal sleep. And another five days with my voice totally thrashed.

Wouldn’t miss it for the world.

In a nutshell, SDCCI was really terrific for me and Cool Jerk. I’m almost totally out of air fresheners and ashcans. Many t-shirts are gone and may not be reprinted. The Post-Its were a smash and so were the Happy Happy Funbags.

I had a mental checklist of Cool Jerk fans & friends that I expected to see, and I saw pretty much all of ‘em at one point or another. I’d like to say thanks. I know SDCCI is gi-freaking-normous and there’s so much to see and do… and it means a lot that you all took a few minutes to swing by and chat/buy stuff/get some sketches. There’s no way I can mention all of you, but “hey!” to a chunk of the Poway Posse (Nathan, Ben, Joseph, Barry), Jamie, Sister Mary Shovelface and Superfro, Chris C. the Tokyo Pizzaboy, Layman, Marc Mason, Allen, Robert the Adult Swimmer, sketchmongers Jonathan and Jonathan, Will “Thwip” Bento, Kim the caffeinated cat-girl and her pop, the Louisiana Pines, Charlos and so many more!

Special thanks to my gal Darlene, who provided a lot of support and behind-the-scenes brainpower. I really appreciate that she spent so much time with me behind the table, luring unsuspecting comics fans into our web of comedy. Despite the hours she spent working the table, she was able to meet two of her idols: Yvonne Craig (actress who played Batgirl on TV’s “Batman”) and Carmine Infantino (artist who brought Batgirl to the comics as a result of Yvonne’s character’s popularity). She also blogged for Comixpedia.com

If you’d like to live vicariously through me, check the photo-heavy recap page.


Hello, SDCCI new subscribers!

By now you should have received a test ‘Jerk mailer, making sure your e-address is working. By and large, most made it on the first try. Thank you!

I did receive a few bounces. Some were my fault (I made a typo), some were your fault (like no domain name following the @ sign)… and some were just illegible. So if you know someone who DID subscribe but never received that test mailer last week, please clue me in and I’ll add him or her to the list.

Remember to check my CafePress shop to get merch that I had on display! Those trucker hats are selling like condoms at Daytona Beach during spring break!

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Now, more than ever!

Thanks to the tens of thousands of folks who signed up for the weekly Cool Jerk reminder service at San Diego Comic-Con International last month!

For those of you who aren’t subscribers, what you’re missing out on is a weekly email message I blind carbon-copy (bcc:) to thousands of rabid Cool Jerk fans. It’s the most effective way to remind folks that there’s a new strip online. This is mainly necessary because Cool Jerk is not daily, and I bet there are some of you who don’t “toon” in every day. And the bcc: is to prevent some potential wingnut on the list from spamming everyone else on the list.

So that’s my pitch. If you popped onto this page and aren’t a subscriber, then mouse down, homeslice! The SUBMIT button awaits!

I’ve got a fever… and the only prescription, is more cowbell.


The second wave

By now, everyone who signed up for the weekly “Cool Jerk” mailer/reminder at the San Diego Comic-Con International should’ve received their first mailer. It took a couple of hours typing in all the addresses, and I had to make some guesses on the spellings of some addys, but I managed to get about 97% of you. The other 3%… well, I just couldn’t figure out your scrawls. If you haven’t received a mailer yet, but you remember signing up, please e-mail me and I’ll take care of ya.


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