As has become tradition, Jason, Jamie and I headed down to Austin Books and Comics to see what was going down.
The line wrapped around the building from about 8:00 AM until sometime into the very late afternoon.
|This goes on just all day long on FCBD at Austin Books|
|Jamie is cos-playing as Super-Jamie's alter-ego, Jamie|
Austin Books had quite a bit going on, from Storm Troopers wandering around to signings by writer Chris Roberson and writer/ artist David Mack, sketches from the CCP Comics crew, and even shaved ice!
Of course, about 60% of our time was spent standing in line.
|Jason is sort of a "Paisley Lantern"|
|a mix of the sun and the overwhelming joy of comics gets to Jason at long last|
Alas, my big screw up of the day was that I utterly forgot to get a picture with writer Chris Roberson. I did, however, pick up his Elric comic and got him to sign a couple issues of Superman and an issue if iZombie. He was very nice, but, as always, I keep these things brief, so I didn't talk much. So, no picture.
|Jason knows this is not the icey treat they are looking for|
But, I couldn't resist getting a pick with ABC mascot Sidekick Girl. She asked that we strike our best heroic action poses. This is what I do for my hero pose:
|fists of justice, people. fists of justice.|
All in all, another awesome FCBD at ABC! Lots of kids and families, lots of folks checking out all kinds of new comics. I've already read several I picked up, but not yet Roberson's Elric, nor the comic with Dean Trippe's "Power Lunch". And on Simon's rec - I picked up Atomic Robo and Locke & Key. Both were great and not what I expected. Lots of fun!