Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone who came and saw us at San Diego Comic-Con this year! Celebs were sighted, crowds were impenetrable, garbage food and too much caffeine were consumed. But most importantly, we sold a shit load of books, and got to engage with so many readers and fans. I lost count of how many people hugged a copy of My Favorite Thing is Monsters, and thanked us for publishing it. The excitement over Gilbert and Jaime being inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame. Sold out books and enthusiastic Trina Robbins fans congratulating her on her Eisner win. Introducing readers to special guests Liz Suburbia and Simon Hanselmann, and turning them into instant fans.
Comic-Con is a lot of work, but it’s never not worth it when you sell a copy of Terror Assaulter: O.M.W.O.T. to someone probably too young to be reading it. All in a days work of peddling the World’s Greatest Cartoonists.
Here are some photos from the weekend. Ahh the memories…
A stylish group sporting their Hernandez Brothers clothing at the Eisners
Simon Hanselmann and Dame Darcy all dressed up
Don Rosa signing books for fans young and old
Steven Weissman in the house
Very serious men. Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, and Steven Weissman
Jaime Hernandez is all smiles at the booth
Dame Darcy and Trina Robbins celebrating Trina’s win for Best Archival Project with Complete Wimmen’s Comix
Fantagraphics ain’t nothing to fuck with
Limited edition Fletcher Hanks pins!
Everybody’s got a little Kirkman in them
You are what you read
Trina Robbins accepting her Eisner Award for Best Archival Project: Complete Wimmen’s Comix
It’s a family affair: Gilbert, Natalia, and Jaime Hernandez
Hernandez Bro fandom strong
That’s a wrap on the Eisners!
Entertainment Weekly’s only mention of a comic book in the Comic-Con issue is for My Favorite Thing is Monsters!
Jaime Hernandez being inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame!
Gilbert Hernandez being inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame!