Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Comic-Con 2009 Pictures and Thoughts

So much to say and talk about but I also have a huge stack of pictures to sort and post so I'll let them do most of the talking. I do want to take a moment to thank all our awesome neighbors at the show: Ted Washington, who sat to our left...a poet by day and bouncer by night. Alexis Fajardo, who sat to our right...the artist and writer for Kid Beowulf. Mary Bellamy, who sat directly across from us...you can check out her art and comics on her website. Finally, Vince Riley, our friend who we shared our booth with...annnd I can't seem to find his Deviant Art page anywhere. You guys were all so friendly and supportive of us and just great fun to talk to when there was a lull in the hall. Thank you!

Our strongest support at the table came from friends of shows past. Cliff, Sparky, Stephen, and Mike "Hamasuki", and all the others I forgot because I'm a retard....thanks so much for picking up all our new stuff. New supporters often came back after reading our book to tell us how much they liked it and some of them even read all my additional content in the back! UNPRECDENTED! Another special shout out to Jon, Layron, and Julian...three guys who came by our booth, loved our work, each got our book, and just had Genevieve and I in stitches the whole time with their hilarious banter. Thanks, guys! Finally, thanks to all of you who commissioned pieces from Genevieve. You guys are the kind of folks Genevieve loves doing commissions for...you're not picky and you trust her to do her art. When she is relaxed and enjoying the commission work, they all turn out awesome and everyone is happy. =)

Long before the show, Genevieve and I both agreed that it was important to prepare for Comic-Con 2009 by having the "con exhibitor experience". So between WonderCon, Super-Con, and Fanime this year...we felt that we were really ready for the big time. We were totally wrong. The show was five days long, the exhibit hall hours are longer, all the distances you have to lug stuff around is longer, and the crowds are relentless. Okay, so we survived...NOW we're really ready for the next Comic-Con and we can't wait for the next one in 2010 and every other show in between to see you guys. Thanks to everyone who picked up our book to take a look and an even bigger thanks to those who decided to buy it. See you next show!

UPDATE: I was foolish to assume that I could easily post ALL our CC09 pics in one big thread without making it a ridiculously long mega-post so I've decided to split them into two big groups...starting with our customer photos. Sorry to everyone who didn't get their picture taken...we only had the camera at the table for two of the five days.

Tomorrow, I will post the miscellaneous con photos, table photos, and commission photos. Stay tuned!

- Joseph

Thanks for picking up our book!


  1. Awe! You know I was so tired on Sunday I forgot to grab one of your books. =( But thank you for the plug and the many awesome pictures. ^_^ Let me know when you hear from Girls Drawing Girls.

  2. 0_o Holy crap! You guys sold a load of books! And I see the T's made it to the show in time, awesome! I also see a couple new Kayli posters...hmmm. Gotta' get me both of those. I also, have to pick up this new book with friend and fan art that Joseph was telling me about.

    Glad to see you two had what looks to be a great show. Sorry, I couldn't be there to represent my IitS love...next time for sure!

  3. Don't worry about it, Mary...we'll see you at the next show and then you can BUY ONE OF EVERYTHING ON OUR TABLE. Just kidding!

    Yo, Dave...thanks for the support, we'll put the posters up for sale on the online store soon. Yeah, the Tees actually turned out wrong, the printers put it on the wrong style of shirt but we're going to try again later.

  4. Yeah I noticed that they were on...tanktops. Yeah, we'll call them tanktops. I thought I would just call them shirts in my former post in order to avoid and offense that their slang nomenclature might stir up. Hopefully it was in the printer's error..?

    You guys should whip up some bookmarks or something of that nature in the shape of Kayli's figure and sling a stack my way I'll drop them at some local shops and other places of interest out in the east bay. Well where ever BART takes me. I just sold my car so its the Nike express for until I find something new. ;3

  5. Hahah...it's okay, you can say "wife beater". But no, it's actually a girl's style tank top from Bella. We wanted the shirt to be Bella but the classic Bella tee...short sleeved. For the record, that guy bought it for his girlfriend...not himself. =)

    We also planned to put the design on guy style shirts in darker colors but since the printer screwed up the first order, maybe it was a good thing we didn't. Don't worry, you haven't seen the last of IITS Tees! Not by a long shot!

    We're going to whip up some new "craftsy" type items for APE but haven't quite figured out what yet. Bookmarks are a cool idea!

  6. Oh, let me know what you thought of Faux Facts =)!