comic-con 2007
SCCS - ncs
kick-off party!

Thursday, July 26, 2007  7:30 - 10:30 PM

Restaurant (air-conditioned!)

807 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego

Food, fun, drink, contests, prizes!

Luann's Greg Evans + many surprise
celeb cartoonists!

All just STEPS from the Convention

$15 + no-host bar
Comic-Con by Karyl Miller
There are less than 30 breathing days till
Comic-Con, so it’s not too soon to start
fewer days than the year before.  I’m now
Every day the crowd grows exponentially till
by the forth day the only way to get
anywhere near the Convention Center is via
helicopter or Hovercraft.

Case in point: Last year on account of Jack’s
very important classified computer work
involving the Navy,  bombs,  F18’s and
saving our country, he is once again about
to waste a perfectly good four day pass
unless we scramble to use it on the last day.  
As always, it’s a beautiful day in San Diego.  
We live in PB.  Our dilemma: To leave the
beach or not to leave the beach – That is
ALWAYS the question.  And wherever we go
- I’ll be thinking – this better be good.

Jack pulls up PETCO CAM on the web and
croaks “Holy Moley.”  From the ballpark the
Convention Center looks exactly like
pictures of Mecca encircled by millions of
frenzied pilgrims or what I like to call
religious fanatics.  San Diego’s Comic-Con
has become so fabulous, people are now
worshipping it!  

trampling?  You see it on the news every
trampling?  You see it on the news every

basements and this is their first glimpse of
daylight since the last Con?  And while I
admit by now we’re all sweating, these
geektrons have BO.  From yesterday.

Now, I’m not afraid of the 300 lb. Spidey even
though I don’t want to sit next to him
because he’ll take more than his share of
ass space.  The Goth girls joined at the nose
by safety pin don’t phase me in the least – I’
ve seen that on the cover of Vogue.  But my
seatmate has psycho-killer written all over
him.  He’s quiet.  Too quiet.  This fruitcake is
wearing head to toe leather in mid July with
his collar turned up!  What if he forgot his
Thorazine back home in Indiana and he goes
Travis Bickle on any woman who reminds
him of his 6th grade English teacher?  I’m a
dead duck!
crowded Con, but   Nothankyou.  Yes, I will deign to return to the too-
crowded Con, but deign to return to the too-crowded Con, but only to
the classrooms upstairs, to catch panels and awards presentations.

The first item I would need is my trusty backpack with wheels.  I know
they’re not allowed, but experience has told me that between the Sign
In Windows and the Entrance, I usually pick up about 25 lbs. of free
post cards and comic books.  That’s already one-quarter of my body
weight and I haven’t even bought the suit of armor I’ve been lusting for.

Next item of necessity are my Heelies.  You know what Heelies are, don’
t you?  They’re those sneakers with wheels in the heel that all the kids
have.  Of course I have a pair, too, but mine are portable and slap on
over my Manolos.  My Heelies are also extremely cool and light up the
faster I roll!  Can you think of a better way to get from point A to point
B? I can’t.  I know they’re not allowed, but I won’t get busted;
experience has told me most people don’t believe their eyes when they
see a woman my age go heeling by.

My last item of necessity are my astronaut diapers.  An astronaut’s
mission is to cover the vastness of outer space and my mission is to
cover the vastness of Convention Center Exhibit Hall and neither
mission involves wasting time standing in line at the Ladies' Room!  
Yes, astro-diapers a yucky thought, but if they’re good enough for
America’s heroes Neil Armstrong and John Glenn, by god they’re good
enough for me!  C U at the Con!

Luann's Greg Evans will be on the National Cartoonist's Panel along
with Daryl Cagle, Steve Breen, Steve Kelley, Andrew Feinstein, Michael
Jantze and Lalo Alcaraz.

Jackie Estrada  is the Eisner Awards Administrator, a mover shaker
behind the scenes, planning and coordinating many Comic-Con comittees
and activities and an editor the official Comic-Con catalogue.

Jorge Pacheco will be gracing Artists' Alley for the 33rd year!

SCCS Cartoonists in the Small Press area will be
Baton Lash, Michael
Aushenker, and
 Wardell Brown.

Dean LeCrone
will be doing more wacky video interviews and selling
DVDs of his " Dean Lecrone vs. the Mutants of Comic-Con."

Stay tuned for updated SCCS and Comic-Con info!