An Important Announcement For YOU, The Reader!

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, your regularly scheduled Week In Ink will be up tomorrow night, as the shipping delay means I either give myself some extra time to read the comics, or just post a bunch of reviews like: “Hey, this issue of Daredevil looks awesome” or “I remember when I got these Gunsmith Cats stories as single issues” or something.

Rest assured, though, you’ll be able to find out if Dark Xena matched the abject majesty of the first issue in a mere 24 hours.

But tonight, with nothing else on the schedule, I thought I might go ahead and make an announcement: Thanks to the inimitable Jim Shelley, friend of the ISB and head honcho of Flashback Comics, I’ll be heading up to Charlotte on June 15-17 for HeroesCon 2007!

Check it out, we’re right there in Indie Island under “Flashback Universe,” along with Jim, Chad “Danger Ace” Bowers, and Flashback artist Pierre Villeneuve! And what’s more, we’ll be there in the same general area as guys like Matt Fraction and Kyle Baker, which is pretty exciting.

As for just why Chad and I are going with Flashback, well, that’ll be pretty obvious in the next few months.

Anyway, if you make it out to the con and catch me in a sure-to-be-rare moment of sobriety, swing over and say hi, and you might just get to walk away with this:



Yes, the ISB 2007 Convention Special, and no, your eyes do not deceive you: Along with five suggestions for cheap comics to pick up at the con that I’ve never reviewed on the ISB, you’ll find a special two-page advertising section and an all-new chapter from my upcoming novel, The Chronicles of Solomon Stone: Book One: Enter: Solomon: Stone Me Deadly, featuring the super-sweet cover by EKN (above) and–buckle up, suckers–illustrations by Dave Campbell.

To paraphrase Snoop Dogg: Sims and Campbell together? Now you know you in trouble!

I’ll even have my crayons with me, and while I can’t imagine it actually being the case, I’ll be happy to draw you a picture of Iron Fist or something.

If any more information comes up, I’ll keep you posted. Now then, back to those comics…