I was at a Memphis Comics Convention this past weekend. There was an Ood.
Cartoonists are such thugs. Here we are: me, Jeff Keane (Family Circus), and Scott Stantis (Chicago Tribune, Prickly City) wantonly vandalizing a coffee table in a private citizen’s home. (John Hambrock-The Brilliant Mind Of Edison Lee)
The only thing that kept us out of jail, I guess, was that we asked permission first.
It looked so pretty, I had to get a photo before I rammed a knife into it and made a total mess.
What you don’t see was my wife squashing a mixture of melted butter and spices all up under it’s skin and then toothpicking the hide down at 5:30 this morning. Not as easy as the recipe made it sound. Plus, your arm looks really, really, really nasty when you’re done squishing and smooshing butter goop under there. Really nasty. You don’t wanna know.
At first, I couldn’t think of what I’d like to put on the site for the Fourth Anniversary.
There’s no tradition to pull from, as I utterly forgot the anniversary every time before this.
So I settled, after scrolling through some photos I keep “For putting on the website someday”, on some shots of the tables I’ve displayed Hubris stuff (and other silliness)on since starting this experiment.
Here you go:
So there you go. The evolution of the Hubris Public Awareness Campaign Thus Far. I’ve already had a few requests from you guys to attend Cons in your area. I’d love to. Often, though, transportation is going to be the bugaboo. Salt Lake City is one I’d like to do, but driving all this stuff out there is looking iffy, and flying/shipping is pricey. Maybe I need to finish up the new Hubris books and do a Kickstarter just for Con Appearances. Shall I bring the unicycle, do you think?
More and more, I catch sight of people decorating with Skateboards. I saw, in the background during a TV interview the other day, a couple of really nice, carved decks. I remember the woodworked skate decks. For the life of me, I can’t remember who it was being interviewed.
Anyhow, my buddy Craig decorates with skate decks. Reg’lar ones that aren’t all carved and stuff.
Here’s a photo he sent to show you:
Nice, right? Well, at the moment, I have a woodburned deck with Matt Smith as Dr. Who on it. Anyone wanna decorate your walls?
Here are the first photos of the inaugural use of the Hubris Booth- The Con was fun, and I learned a LOT about what to do at the SECOND Con, y’know?
Hope you can come by next time. I’ll post a LOT more photos as I get ‘em ready!
Okay, the space is paid for, the hotel is reserved. The booth is designed and I’m waiting on all the bits to show up so I can make sure they work.
Here’s the mockup of the new Hubris Booth For Convention Appearances. Some of you will notice that the backdrop is, in fact, the latest background right here on the site. Fancy, no?
I’ll be sharing booth space with Charles Ettinger at Heroes, so come by and see us, if you can!