Emerald City Comicon

By Erika Moen on April 11, 2012


Another year, another trip up to Seattle for the wonderful Emerald City Comicon! This year was super good to me- I made some new friends, talked with some really kind readers, doubled my income for the month, aaaaaaaaand ANNOUNCED THAT DARK HORSE IS PUBLISHING BUCKO IN SEPTEMBER! Yes, finally! After sitting on that news for months I could fiiiiiinally spill the beans! Parker and I have been amassing about thirty extra pages of content for this hardcover book, so, y’know, it’s gunna be a thing.

Anyway, on with the rest of the con photos!

Photojournalist Sarah Giffrow snapped this candid photo of me while I was chatting with somebody at my table. She took pretty much the best photos of the convention and I totally encourage you to check out her pictures from the weekend: Day One, Day Two, and Day Three.


Another shot by Sarah Giffrow, from the Dark Horse panel on Creator-Owned comics, with half Jeff Parker, my writer for Bucko, there on the left.


Dylan Meconis and Jonathan Case were my lovely booth-mates this year, you couldn’t ask for two better people to share a corner of tables with than those two.


Across the aisle from me was the Periscope Studio island, including Cat Farris and….

Natalie Nourigat, debuting her brand new graphic novel, Between Gears!


Our recent intern, Wook-Jin Clark had a pretty bitchin’ table display.


Of course the most fun part of the convention are the BITCHIN’ COSTUMES. Check out this rad Catwoman and Doctor Who, I am smitten!


Surprising no one, Ursula the Sea Witch from Disney’s The Little Mermaid was, and still is, one of my most favorite characters of all time —all time— and I was positively giddy over this AWESOME costume of her!


I was also super excited to finally meet Chloe Rice, who you may remember from this sketch I posted the other day. We randomly spotted and recognized each other as Matt and I were searching the halls for Dylan!


Kaebel Hashitani was ecstatic to get George Takei‘s signature on his arm and then, of course, go and get it friggin’ tattooed– I mean, what other option do you have when George Takei signs your arm? It’s the law, I’m pretty sure.

Lastly, let me leave you with this totally candid photo I stole of these two costumed lovebirds who were not at all posing. They were just having a quiet moment to themselves (which I totally secretly violated with my camera and am now sharing with the internet):

Thanks so much, Emerald City Comicon! I will be back next year. Oh, yes. I will be back.


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