I just got back from Comic-Con in San Diego! It was really, really exciting to see the advance copies of Make Me a Woman! I had a great time getting to meet and talk with buddies, idols, secret crushes, and comics enthusiasts! Here are some pics I've gathered from here and from there:
This is me with the other D&Q gals! From left: Peggy Burns, Jessica Campbell, Rebecca Rosen, me, Gabrielle Bell, Jillian Tamaki, and Mimi Pond!
This is me signing. Look!!! There's my book!!
And here's my and my old buddy from NY, Gabrielle.
I'm back home now and I feel reeealll out-of-it. But also happy and lucky. In the words of Nick Lowe, "I love my label!" (But was he being sarcastic? I'm not....)
Drawn & Quarterly posted their schedule for the San Diego Comicon, which is only little more than a week away, which is insane. I'm really excited to take part in the spectacle, hang with comics people, and see Make Me a Woman in print! Crazio!
Here's the schedule of all of the events I'm taking part in (for all of the D+Q-related events, check out their blog, where I pulled this info from. Also they have images of all their new books!):
5:00-7:00 PM James Sturm & Vanessa Davis Signing (yay!!)
11:00–12:00 Spotlight on Vanessa Davis—One of the brightest new cartoonists of her generation, who has been featured in Tablet, Vice, Bust, and Bitch Magazines, Comic-Con special guest Vanessa Davis will be debuting her new book Make Me a Woman and discussing the book and its process with a charming and funny slide show about being young, Jewish and single. Room 4
12:00-2:00 Vanessa Davis signing
2:00–3:00 Graphic Novels: The Personal Touch—You know when you read it: that certain something that sticks out in a graphic novel. It’s the personal touch, a work that draws on the life of the creator or the people around him or her. Call the work autobiographical, call it reality—many times it results in truly personal and inspiring comics. Comics creator and journalist Shaenon Garrity (Narbonic, Skin Horse) talks to Comic-Con special guests Gabrielle Bell (Cecil & Jordan in New York), Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby), Vanessa Davis (Make Me a Woman), Larry Marder (Beanworld), Jillian Tamaki (Skim), and Carol Tyler (You’ll Never Know Book 1: A Good and Decent Man) about their very personal work. Room 4
3:00-6:00 Gabrielle Bell & Vanessa Davis signing
11:00-2:00 Vanessa Davis and Gabrielle Bell signing
That's it! See ya there!