Tuesday, February 26, 2008

HEROESCON | Indie Island Guest Update!

We've been hinting around about this forever, but finally it's official! Just added to the Indie Island guest list are "power couple" Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley! You may have met Bryan at the store signing he did here last fall, right after Scott Pilgrim 4 came out, but if not, now you'll be able to meet him with a few thousand other people in the background. This will be Hope's first time doing anything Heroes-related, except for meeting me a couple of times at different conventions both hither and thither. And she's still coming! Her star is on the rise like CRAZY lately, not just for her Gray Horses and Salamander Dream books, but also a forthcoming title from Simon & Shuster, and who knows what else after that. Phew!

Regardless, this will be the first HeroesCon for both halves of this husband/wife comics machine--which advances our plan to have all of comics' famous couples in attendance. Why just off the top of my head I can name Bryan and Hope, Stuart & Kathryn Immonen, Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick, Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer... I know there are a bunch more, but my brain stopped working.

But wait, there's more! Also attending their very first HeroesCon/Indie Island this summer are indie up-and-comers Matt Bernier and Hilary Florido! We just today got a box full of Matt's sweet mini- (actually maxi--they're kind of big for minicomics) comics in the mail, including Out of Water and Potato Autopsy. He's also had work in the Awesome! Indie Spinner Rack Anthology and Critical Citadel. Hilary's books include The True Heart, The Girl's Guide To Stuff, and Ofuro.

Be sure and welcome all four of these guys to their first HeroesCon! Which, fortunately, is going to be the best one ever, which should make a good impression. Another guest list update this Friday!

10 comments:

Andy Mansell said...

Put those Bernier minis in my bin please!

For those who were not at the O'Malley signing-- he is a great guy..Is he still planning to move down here?

Dustin Harbin said...

Who knows what goes on in the minds of these artsy types? Besides, it'd be boring if we could see him and Hope like, every day.

matt said...

Who is this Andy person? I love you! Bring them by my table when I come and I'll sign em' for you!

Dustin Harbin said...

Uh, Andy be careful about accepting invitations you get on the Internet...

matt said...
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Dustin Harbin said...

Oh, er, family blog, Matt! Ixnay on the irty-day alk-tay!

matt said...

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Sorry, I thought you were setting me up for that joke with the internet invitation comment.

For the folks who missed it, to put this Ira Glass style, I made a Hi-LAROUS comment parodying the language used in sexually-themed spam.

Dustin Harbin said...

Man, you artist types with all your tee-tee/ca-ca! I'll set you up better and more clearly next time, so we end up more like the Globetrotters than the Generals.

Jason Wheatley said...

This is me, giddy with excitement about Bryan Lee O'Malley!

It doesn't look much different than the regular me, except it's just a little sillier.

Yes, I do get even sillier.

Andy Mansell said...

I really enjoyed all of the minis! Especially Out of the Water. Your cartooning skills were on wonderful display in the Giraffe and the Rhino. Good stuff!