11/08/10 The Poo Hits The Fan


me_newwNEWW (New England Webcomic Weekend) was so lovely this weekend. I had fun, I had lovely conversations with readers who stopped by, and I got to meet a good number of webcartoonists who I really admire.

The talent in the room was truly awe-inspiring. For instance, the above picture I took of me at my table: right behind me is Jon Rosenberg of (Scenes from a Multiverse & Goats), and behind him is MC Frontalot, and at the end of the table is Kate Beaton. It was weird to realize that if that building suddenly crumbled, that the face of webcomics as we know it would change (don’t get any ideas, I’ve seen these folk arm wrestle, and you don’t want to mess with ’em).

Anyhow, it was nice to finally get to hang out with Dave Kellett (Drive & Sheldon), to see Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum (Unshelved) again. To meet Evan Dahm (Rice-Boy), Aaron Diaz (Dresden Codak), Dorothy Gambrell (Cat & Girl), Scott and Audra (Nemu Nemu), Bernie Hou (Alien Loves Predator), Karl Kerschl (The Abominable Charles Christopher), Spike (Templar, Arizona), Howard Tayler (Schlock Mercenary), & Sam Logan (Sam & Fuzzy). Of course, to see Dylan Meconis (Family Man) and Erika Moen (DAR) from the (these days) NW stomping grounds

And that’s not half the people I got to meet and talk with. AND I just realized Jon Allison (Bad Machinery) was there?!! Jon, I didn’t know, I only know that a few times I saw this guy walking about and thought “he is totally some young upstart imitating Jon Allison.” And come to find out, it was YOU!

And a last and most special thanks to the organizers, Jeffrey Rowland (Overcompensating) and Holly for all the work putting the con together as well as for running TopatoCo which has been so great to me. The indestructible Rich Stevens (Diesel Sweeties) and the unflappable Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie).

And now, it’s late, and I get to sleep.


  1. bobsaget

    sorry, love the comic but glaring typo there in panel 5: “either way i want to mine THEY’RE depths”? unless you were going for dmitiri being meta-ungrammatical because he’s drunk…

  2. JKCarroll

    @McGee, I’ll wager it’s Kuu-Drahc, impeccably dressed as always. He’s just dropping in to discuss some urgent matters with Gurf’s mom, and to catch up (as it were) with his old, dear friend and partner-in-wandering Nogg. The squad of armed mercenaries accompanying him are just his protective detail, you see.

    (Either that, or it’s Kuu-Drahc, arriving a few minutes ahead of schedule. He’s there to condemn the dastardly home invasion against one of the GOB’s long-time and well-loved representatives, resulting in her death and/or dismemberment [isn’t “dismemberment” what they call it when an MP loses an election?] ; and vowing to find the cowards who have committed this grave offense; and BTW, he’s placing all of the human representatives under his personal protection pending the outcome of the investigation into this grave event.)

  3. Christopher

    @Ethan, yeah, I was small, tiny, bearded, and hiding under floorboards behind a barrel. But I was there. And yes, next year, definitely. πŸ™‚

    Lovely photos you do!

    @JKCarroll. Your theories crack me up. πŸ™‚

  4. NEWW was great fun, and I’m glad I got to meet you and John Allison (if I’d known you didn’t know John was there, I’d have told you – he was usually hidden in the Dumbrella room), as well as several others. Thanks for the Spacetrawler sketch!

    For some reason, Dmitri’s comment on the eyes reminds me of an old Sylvia “Alien Love” strip, where the heroine describes falling into her lover’s “arms, arms, arms.”

  5. Hey, man! It was great meeting you Sunday. Easily worth the 100 mile drive, and the high point of the convention for me. Thanks for the great sketch in the Dee book I bought. Keep up the amazing work, and I’ll keep saving up my shekels for that original art we were talking about!

  6. Prairie

    I love that Dimitri is such a charmer. The happy closed eyes and little kissy mouth on the alien… adorable. She (? it, they, he, der, skee, whatever!) is totally smitten. Dimitri must be keeping up his end of things… so to speak.

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