Reactions from MoCCA

I am back from New York, and boy did people love the book. There is nothing better than having total strangers, utterly unfamiliar with Wondermark, pick up a copy of Beards of our Forefathers and say, “Wow, this is beautiful.” I’m super-happy to have the pride I have in the book validated. The next chance for you to pick up a copy will be at Heroes Con in Charlotte, June 20-22.

New item: Print sets are going on sale later this week! Check back, say, Wednesday.

MoCCA & new messageboard!

I’m in New York for the MoCCA Art Festival and Staten Island Film Festival! I spent fifteen solid hours yesterday being transported by car, plane, train, bus, van, and my own two legs. Hello, New York — I love your public transportation system but does it really have to take so long to get anywhere? (It would also help if I could read maps correctly.)

I have a new messageboard/forum! On it you can see a sneak peek of some of the things I’ll have at the show this weekend. Hopefully it will be a lively source of discussion and a minimal source of sadness. We shall see!

Coming up: MoCCA in New York!

This weekend I’ll be in New York for the MoCCA Art Festival! MoCCA is one of my favorite shows, and this year Randall Munroe will be joining me and Yates. I’ll have my new book, Yates will have his new book, Randall will have the charisma that he brings with him everywhere, and if you don’t care about any of us, there’s plenty of other great guests for you to get excited about. If you’re anywhere at all near New York City, you must attend!

In addition, I’ll be on Staten Island Friday night for a screening of Expendable at the Staten Island Film Festival. If you’re in the area, come on by! It’ll also be playing this weekend at Soonercon, in Oklahoma City.

Also, a detail to point out: the book in the photo last week is in fact the very first copy ever, and will be the exact copy going to a lucky contest winner!

Stumptown wrap-up!

Thanks to everyone who came and said hello at Stumptown! This year was the most fun yet, thanks to the friendliness and encouragement of the Portland fan community. Yates and I stayed with The Diaz and hung out with wonderful comickers Meredith, Kate, B., and Nick of the East Coast, the Great North, Parts Unknown, and his own brain respectively. Also in evidence: the idea hat and, of course, the robot. When Nick says “let’s build a robot” the night before he’s due to give a talk, well by God we’re building a robot.