This past weekend, my old buddy, Brandon Graham had a signing in Seattle. We decided to make a weekend out of it and travel down for a Bro-Road trip. Within the first minutes of getting into the, Brandon was already leading a discussion into which “mythical creature would you have sex with”. Manticore’s were getting a lot of coverage. We were joined by good friend Shannon and Brandon’s Prophet Partner, Simon Roy. A lot of the future of Prophet was discussed, but all I remember is the Manticore.
I bet you haven’t seen Brandon in a hat?
We checked the boys into a hotel downtown. The hotel staff really screwed up and gave us the key to the wrong room. We went into a room on the 34th floor, which turned out to be the honeymoon suite. It took us a couple of minutes to figure out was the wrong room, when realized the the women’s underwear on the floor was probably not Joe Keatinge’s who had already checked in. When we went downstairs to get the proper key, there was a very nice looking couple going up to the 34th floor, carrying their subway sandwiches. It was awkward. Also, if it’s your honeymoon, you can do better than subway.
We made it down the White Horse Tavern to the fine company of Joe Keatinge and Justin Moritat Norman. Justin is currently in trouble with me.
I think that Eric Stephenson also joined but I couldn’t get anything on the record.
It was nice to see Brandon and Josh Simmons talking about their favorite kids comics.
Even the extremely talented Stefano GaudianoÂ popped by and we had a great chat about Breccia and Mattotti. Stefano is an extremely talented inker who has an amazing perceptive on his own work and the work that he interacts with. I really need to interview him.Â
Stefano and Mike Baehr. It was good to see Mike. I really like him.
More Fantagraphics representing with Jacq Cohen. For a publisher that had nothing to do with Walrus, they were really supportive with the event, hosting at their store and being generally great folks. Jason T Miles was there as well, and he is a guy I can talk comics with for hours on end.Â
Jen, leave Simon alone! Also, Simon, sweet Anders Nilsen t-shirt!
Jen’s cat, Doctor Butler is now my friend. He snuck under the blanket to hangout.
We eventually met up with Joe, Simon, Shannon and Eric. They seem to really be enjoying their Dicks burgers. I got milkshake on Eric when throwing it out. Sorry Eric. He still wouldnt give me any comments for me to report.Â