Monday, June 20, 2011

San Diego

Just booked my flights: I'm officially headed to the San Diego Comic Con this year. I'm busy enough this summer that I can't justify the full 5 days, so I'm only going to be there Friday and Saturday (July 22-23). (Limited engagement! Catch me while you can!) I'll be promoting Liar's Kiss with the Top Shelf folks, plus I'm also involved with another fun event that should be of interest to readers of this blog. I shouldn't talk about that yet but it'll be announced next week. (Here and elsewhere.)

This'll be the farthest I've yet travelled on my "book tour," and my first time at the (in?)famous SDCC... I'm mildly intimidated, but also psyched! Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Tweet, tweet

Two (?) years behind the curve as usual, I gave in and signed up for the Twitter. I don't promise to have all that much to say, and anyone who follows this blog will know that limiting myself to 160 characters is going to be difficult, to say the least. But if you're interested: @EricSkillman.

Lots of irons in the fire at the moment, but I've got a couple of good design process posts cooking. I hope to find the time to write them up properly soon. (Cul-de-sac should be first on deck, I think...)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Heroes Con this weekend!

If you're anywhere near the Charlotte, NC area this weekend, come on out to Heroes Con at the Charlotte Convention Center! I'll be set up somewhere in the "Indie Island" area, I believe adjacent to the Top Shelf table. Prints, comics, and copies of Liar's Kiss will all be available for sale.

And for those who only check this blog for the design talk, I'll be participating in a panel discussion on design in comics on Saturday at 1:30, room 203A. Here's a description of the panel from moderator Rich Barrett:
"What is it that draws your wandering eye to one particular book on a shelf that is brimming with loud, look-at-me, multi-colored covers? It is the design of the book that makes that first impression count. Join cartoonist Rich Barrett (Nathan Sorry) as he dissects the art and function of Design with some of the most important and innovative names in the business: Jonathan Hickman (FF, The Nightly News), Chris Pitzer (all things Adhouse) Matt Kindt (Superspy) Drew Weing (Set to Sea), Eric Skillman (Liar’s Kiss) and Jim Rugg (Afrodisiac)"

That's a pretty fun line-up, I'm sure you'll agree. Hopefully I won't embarrass myself too badly speaking in public!