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Chicago Comic Con 09 report pt 2

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 by Dave Wachter

I can’t visit Chicago without having some of that delicious deep dish! After the show, I traveled with Andy, Pat, the effervescent Brian Defferding, his girlfriend and friend(sorry, names are escaping me, you know who you are!), to Gino’s East, my preferred pizza joint when at this show. They tell us the wait is 40-60 minutes but 10 short minutes later and we’re at the table. Pat is intolerant of the tasty deep dish, but Andy and I split a pepperoni supreme and it was delicious. The company was good, Brian and his friends were a nice addition and they had some fun stories to tell. Then on to the Hyatt. One great thing about having the show up by O’Hare Airport in Rosemont is that there is pretty much only one place that everyone goes to for after dinner festivities, so we can all rub elbows together. I meet lots of folks at the show floor but I also make many new friends after hours. Sometimes I’m stunned by how many people I didn’t see at the “Red Bar’, as it’s called , and then the next day, tell me they were in attendance all night! The theme for that night at the Hyatt: Kindergarten Teachers are Slu-huuts!! (you have to say it out loud.) If you want to know the full story, go ask Zack Kruse or Andy. (more…)

Chicago Comic Con 09 report pt 3

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 by Dave Wachter

Saturday night dinner: Andy recommended Maria’s, a nice Mexican place just up the street. It was a great restaurant, elegant without being pretentious. The food was terrific in that slightly higher end Mexican style, but with really decent prices. The low lights and wondering musician with light finger picking on his acoustic guitar made for a relaxing atmosphere with a touch of class. We had a big group, a dozen of us that evening. The lively conversation was at times humorous and enlightening. Back to the Hyatt once again where I just have to give thanks to Zack and Ben for bringing your backpack to the Hyatt! (more…)

Pics from Pittsburgh and Windy City Comicons

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 by Dave Wachter

Sorry, no extensive con reports this time. I’ll just briefly state that I had a fantastic time at both these shows. The Guns preview book sold out once again at the Pittsburgh show. I got to see old friends and make some amazing new ones. I may never do two shows on consecutive weekends again, but this time around, no matter how exhausting, it was worth it. I did manage to get off a few snapshots in between sketches. Here’s a few to whet your whistle. The rest you can find on my flickr account.

Independent article, “Digital Comics with Dusty Characters”.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 by James Andrew Clark

If you live in Santa Barbara like I do, check out page 69 of this week’s copy of The Independent for a nice full-page spread about The Guns of Shadow Valley.

If you’re unlucky enough to live anywhere else, you can read the article online here.


KCSB Interview on 6/15.

Friday, June 11th, 2010 by James Andrew Clark

Every Tuesday, the Independent (Santa Barbara’s weekly newspaper) does a radio show, called Poodle Radio, on KCSB 91.9 FM. On it, they talk about topics recently in and slated to be covered in the paper. Next week on Tuesday, 6/15 from 8-9 am Pacific, they’re having me on as a guest to discuss The Guns of Shadow Valley. Tune in if you’re local; otherwise, you can listen to the live stream over at