San Diego is an exhausting experience but thrilling oftentimes as well. It’s great to hear from fans about their excitement on certain series or even to hear ‘what a great publishing company you are!” For all the hard work, such compliments are music to my ears. Also, many of our authors that we publish we first started talking to at this show, from Geary to Shane White.
And so, every year, we celebrate our authors in a dinner get together where we all unwind and have a good time together.
Here from right to left is Rick Geary with wife and friend, Ted Rall. On the other side Mark Badger.
And here from left to right: Miran Kim, Badger and son. The other side: Patrick Turner, our booth mgr., Stephanie McMillan, Ted Rall, Geary facing away and co.
One you can barely see in the top picture behind Miran is Sean Michael Wilson, who just did AX, alternative manga at Top Shelf and is about to do with us Story of Lee. He’s a Scot living in Japan. You can imagine the stories he regaled us with in his rich accent.
And now back to the daily task of getting out those books you want from us and see you at the next show (SPX in Washington in September where this time I plan to attend, hadn’t been able to in a few years).