So here are a few photos from Eternal Con from the other weekend (June 14-15). All-in-all, it was a great convention and I had an amazing time. I was interviewed by Unemployed Skeletor, got photos with a Star Wars cosplay group, and had a booth next to Mark Bellomo. It’ll be hard to top this one next year.
Eternal Con, the Long Island large scale multimedia pop culture convention, is this weekend! It’s still not too late to purchase tickets.
I’ll be present in Artist Alley selling books and giving away free sketches. Plus, people who stop by the Suburban Fairy Tales booth will get to see a free preview of the brand-new upcoming Suburban Fairy Tales book!
Eternal Con will be held June 14-15. Check out eternalcon.com for more info.
I’ll be doing another comic con this summer at the Mineola Library in Long Island, NY. This one is called MinCon and will be held Saturday, August 2nd from 10am – 5pm. Admission is free, so if you live in the area you owe it to yourself to at least come by! I’ll be selling books and giving away sketches — oh, and I may even have the brand-new fourth Suburban Fairy Tales book available for purchase by then. Further details about the new book to follow. In the meantime, check out the MinCon website.
Eternal Con is Long Island, New York’s large scale multimedia pop culture convention. Held annually at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, Eternal Con brings together the best in Comic Books, Collectibles, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Cosplay, Horror, and all things pop culture.
Suburban Fairy Tales will have a big presence this year with its own booth in Artists Alley. I’ll be there both days selling and signing books, and giving away free sketches. I love doing these conventions because it’s a great place to meet fans and also to make new ones. Last year over 3,000 people attended and this year they anticipate it being even larger!
Eternal Con will be held June 14-15. Check out the Eternal Con website for more info.
Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed a subtle change in the way I letter Suburban Fairy Tales. It’s no longer done by hand — starting with the December 18, 2013 strip, it’s now done using my own handwriting font.
So what took so long? Well, I’ve been wanting to start doing my lettering on the computer for a while now, but I’ve never been a fan of how my fonts have come out. Finally, I downloaded an app for my iPad called iFontMaker and fell in love with the results. My lettering now looks cleaner and can be done so much faster, especially when a particular strip uses a lot of dialogue.
So how does this magic work? Well, all you have to do is write the alphabet directly on your iPad in iFontMaker using your finger or a stylus (if you have one). The app then converts it to a TrueType font and gives you the ability to email it to yourself. Then you simply open the email on your Windows or Mac computer, install the font and you’re ready to go. What’s really great is how easy it all was. The app only cost me seven bucks and was ready to go in ten minutes.
So if you’re a fellow cartoonist looking to make the switch to computer lettering, or if you simply want a cool app to make weird fonts with, iFontMaker is pretty awesome and easy to use. I recommend giving it a try!