Posted by: Graeme McMillan on April 22, 2007
So, APE weekend and even though I was too nervous to talk to anyone at the signing yesterday – I’m only exaggerating slightly, sadly – a fine time was still had by all. If I had to nominate a king and queen of the whole thing, it’d be Bryan Lee O’Malley and Hope Larson, who put up with my shyness and appreciated Kate’s food tips never mind their obvious talent and attractiveness (That said, Kate’s food tips are generally always worth listening to). They also let me buy a page of Scott Pilgrim art that is on its way to being displayed in the bathroom, if only because I’ve been told by my lovely wife that every bathroom needs something wonderful to look at. Buying art is actually a running theme for me at APE – Kate and I always end up with art (normally from Nucleus, who rep artists that Kate adores; every year she buys prints from them to frame and hang in the house) instead of books, even though we both wander around and see many things that look pretty great. That said, this year it’s worth heading to the convention (if you haven’t already) for the guests alone; even if Bryan and Hope aren’t your thing, there’s also Gene Yang, Derek Kirk Kim, Kevin Huizenga (someone else I was entirely too scared to talk to on Friday. Me = Dick, in case you didn’t know), Debbie Huey, and – if he’s there tomorrow at the AiT booth like he was today – Matt Silady, who did The Homeless Channel that I raved about here. Go and ask him to tell you about his book.
And then you should all buy lots of art, just like Kate and m’self.
Reviews tomorrow, honestly.