In the middle of all that, I went to the Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, and, as usual, had a great time. It's always fun to catch up with old friends there, and we allowed ourselves a couple of extra days this time around to kick around the city and the surrounding areas.
On the upcoming convention circuit, I'll be at the Big Wow! ComicFest this weekend, selling copies of The Looney Tunes Treasury and various other books along with my friends from The Couscous Collective. Catch me there or moderating as many panels as the Big Wow! team can have me moderate.
The big news for the day, though, is that I was named "Best Professional Fanboy of San Francisco" by The SF Weekly. This was a complete surprise, and I'd probably have missed out on it entirely if one of our regular volunteers hadn't tipped me off. I'm not sure how to parlay this into anything beyond an extra page in my scrapbook, but I'm sure I'll think of something. If it drives more people to the Cartoon Art Museum, I'm happy.
And since I haven't updated in a while, I'll mention that I've got two book proposals in the works right now, one with a contract to be signed sometime in the next week (fingers crossed), the other to be pitched soon. Wish me luck.