C2E2, the new Chicago convention brought to you by the makers of the New York Comic Con, will hold its inaugural convention this weekend at the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place. If you’re exhibiting at the show, debuting a new comic or just have some exciting plans for attendees you’d like to share, drop me an email and I’ll run it in one of the many round-ups we’ll be doing between now and Friday.
Also, I probably wouldn’t get anything good for Boss’s Day this year if I don’t mention that Robot 6′s own Brigid Alverson will be on a panel Friday night, titled “Old Media, New Media, Comics Media.” It’s moderated by Heidi MacDonald of the Beat and features several other comics media/blogging folks. So go say hi to Brigid at 7:45 p.m.
Michael May will also be at the show, and both he and Brigid should have some reports to file from it over the weekend. So be sure to check back for those if you aren’t in Chicago yourself. And if you are attending the show, here’s some stuff to check out …
Artist Ryan Ottley will have some cool stickers at the show to promote the upcoming Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark: They Got Mixed Up! one-shot he’s doing with Jason Howard. Choose your side:
Last weekend Image Comics officially announced a one-shot with the utterly delightful title Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark: They Got Mixed Up! The book features two separate stories — “Sea Bear” by Jason Howard and “Grizzly Shark” by Ryan Ottley. There’s also an origin story written by Robert Kirkman. If you’d like to know more about the book, the creative duo behind it has set up a blog where they’re posting early concept art and additional info on the book.
No doubt an announcement about Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark joining the Guardians of the Globe will hit in the next day or so …
Invincible artist Ryan Ottley shares a pin-up of the Hulk he created for his four-year-old son with the only tools he had on hand — “two big fat crayons and one pencil that was cinnamon scented, which was odd but pleasing at the same time.” If you follow the link, you’ll also see a page from Invincible 70, which probably wasn’t created with a cinnamon-scented pencil.