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  • Emerald City Comic Con This Weekend


    That Andy Runton illo of Owly says it best; it’s time to go to Seattle, one of America’s truly great cities that you only know from reruns of Frazier, but is home to one of the best comics shows in the nation. The Emerald City Comic Con! Periscope Studio has been buzzing the past few days as everyone prepares, I myself even turned around to the shelf behind me and started putting comics I wrote in a box. No, really. I just might even make a SIGN with my name on it, what do you think about that? It’s sad actually- I used to spend lots of time before shows making contraptions to clamp to my table to hold signs promoting me and my work. The most excessive being the pvc pipe tower I did for San Diego one year with INTERMAN vertically in foam letters. It was way before I finished the book and it did me no good except that it attracted MST3K’s Trace Belieu, who as you would expect was fascinated by home made things like that. Now my table generally makes people ask if anyone is using that space, and sometimes ‘Jeff Parker’ is scrawled on paper ripped from a found Carl’s Jr. bag. I USED TO CARE.

    Maybe you can make a fun game out of guessing if I’m at a show, and consider my efforts as ‘clues’ to follow. I will be at my table most of the time this weekend, except for a block of duties which as usual are butted right up against each other to make me run…



    And I’ll be doing 20 dollar sketches for the Hero Initiative, so if you have a request that’s not super-involved, come by there and make me do it for a great cause. And if you ever find my table, make me sign some comics. I’ll have plenty of the Adventures books and the Agents of Atlas Hardcover, and of course my self-published The Interman, sans tower.


    Comment from John P
    Time: May 9, 2008, 10:30 am

    I’m thinking about handing out flyers with a Parker photo on them that say “Have You Seen This Man?”

    I am saddened by no tower. :(

    Comment from patrick hulman
    Time: May 9, 2008, 12:34 pm

    ah ya, roadie work i remember that san diego con well. i think pat has a pic of that pvc signage somewhere. thought i might have been the year before he decieded to become the annie liebowitz of the comic book world.

    Comment from Parker
    Time: May 9, 2008, 12:47 pm

    At least he never became the FRAN Liebowitz of the comic book world.