I thought that both Mike's panel and the one we did together on Sunday went very well. I hope those that attended them thought so too. The questions were good, not the standard stuff and I think it's clear that Mike and I don't take ourselves too seriously so you can ask just about anything. Look around the net and you'll see some coverage like here at Comics Continuum, certainly a site worth stopping by once a day, and a little more here. Newsarama.com also had a nice article.
I landed Friday at around 6pm and was surprised to find the con open til 9 o'clock. My first job was to be interviewed by Space TV. The producer doing the interviewing was Mark Askwith, who REALLY knows his comics. He used to managed The Silver Snail comic shop in Toronto and has known Mike for a couple of decades. Mike did and interview with him too but turned down a chance to be interviewed by a puppet, I'm guessing for Puppet Television.com. I have no shame so I would've talked to a puppet but instead was interviewed by the absolutely stunning Amanda Lorenza who runs the site. Fine by me! Check their site for Fan Expo interviews coming soon. The people from Rue Morgue Magazine hosted the Festival of Fear and made me feel welcome -- which is nice if you want to be welcomed by a booth filled with vampires and the rotting undead. Seriously, a dedicated, professional group of people who haven't lost their fan enthusiasm for horror.
So that's a quick recap. Hit those comic news sites for the actual Hellboy content. Not everything is quoted completely accurately, for instance the Cartoon Network broadcast of Hellboy: Blood and Iron hasn't been set yet but it'll probably be late January/early February. But you get the gist. I met lots of folks who read the blog, thanks for saying, "Hi." I met some animation creators who are starting the development of an original animated show at a Canadian studio this week. Good luck, guys! I met fans putting out their own comics BEFORE they graduate art school - that's the way to do it. I admire how you have your act together.
So much for fun. There's I chance I'll be back in Canada for Anime Expo North, we'll see. But today it's back to editing. All the Take Ones are in! That's the whole movie! I should be locking it this week. See ya! -- Tad