I attended the first ever King Con in Brooklyn yesterday. I got a late start after an epic night out with McCrea and company. I got to see a few friends like Kevin Colden, Miss Lasko-Gross, Jamie Tanner and Jeff Newelt. I also chatted with other comic folks I know like Alex Robinson and Jonathan Baylis.
It was a small con, but mighty! I lapped the whole floor in minutes. Literally. It was a nice set up though. Main floor had tables. Another floor had panels. There was even a little coffee bar in between.
I managed to pick up a few books as well. Always fun to find independent titles I never heard of that the local comic shop wont carry. I also took a stroll around the neighborhood with Mr. Tanner. He lived nearby and brought me over to a little cafe he liked where I interviewed him about his new and awesome comic making adventure. You can hear that on this Tuesday's upcoming episode of my podcast, Comic News Insider.
More people should check out small shows like this as they are more of a representation of the love of making comics. As I've said in the past, I tend to purchase more at these smaller shows as well. Support small press! While I buy a ton of mainstream books, I tend to remember the more personal stories out there.
Remember kids. For every Final Crisis or Dark Reign tie-in that you purchase, a baby lemur gets scolded.