Above is the signing poster I made for this year, to celebrate the 10 years this Avatar universe has been out there in the world. Below is our schedule, once again:
Friday, 10-11 AM, Room 25ABC: Dark Horse Comics panel with Mike & me
Friday, 12-2 PM, Dark Horse booth: signing with Mike & me (and maybe a special guest too, I’m not sure yet)
Friday, 4-5 PM, Oni Press booth: Invader Zim comic signing with Jhonen Vasquez & me
Saturday, 3-5 PM, Nickelodeon booth: signing with Mike & me (again, and maybe a special guest too, I’m not sure yet)
Ticket info for the Saturday Nickelodeon booth signing: Nick folk are handing out tickets on both Friday AND Saturday morning at the booth between 9:30 – 10:30am. Only 125 tickets will be handed out each day.
I know the overwhelming majority of people out there can’t make it to the increasingly-difficult-to-attend-and-prohibitively-expensive San Diego Comic Con. In addition to this, Mike and I haven’t had and don’t have the schedules to allow for us to attend the many great, smaller conventions all over the globe throughout the year. San Diego is very close to where we both live, so it is quick and easy for us to get down there. Being such a big convention, it is also one that companies like Nick and Dark Horse put a lot of their focus on and marketing resources towards. I just wanted to explain those factors, as I know it is probably frustrating for people who see all the SDCC chatter online and can’t participate in person. We appreciate that many of you ATLA/LOK fans out there would love for us to come to an event or hold a signing closer to your stomping grounds. During the productions of those series, we were mostly chained to our desks trying to meet an endless procession of deadlines and could only carve out a long weekend or two a year for conventions. Now we are busy with new endeavors and the ATLA/LOK events will taper to a large degree. But perhaps our respective new publishing projects will bring us on book tours and to other conventions around the world in the future, allowing us to meet more people we haven’t had a chance to yet. We love you folks! Thanks for your continued support!
RICK AND MORTY: POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT #2 (OF 5)
TINI HOWARD (W) • MARC ELLERBY (A/CA) • KATY FARINA (C/CA)
ALTERNATE COVER ILLUSTRATED BY D.J. KIRKLAND
Morty thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he stumbles upon a secret Morty haven, run by Crazy Cat Rick. All the food and cozy body pillows he could want! But he soon discovers that there’s a dastardly reason that the Mortys are so docile, and stumbles upon the grand secret of Morty battling.
This is a real fun issue, but like the entire series is fun so I guess that’s no surprise! This is our Neko Atsume (OR NEKO ATSMORTY MORE LIKE IT NO WHAT YOU’RE A TERRIBLE PUN) inspired issue, you can’t say we don’t know when to stop lifting direct influence from video games, even those which may have slipped from the public awareness. Anyway we have a Tubby Morty, get excited.
I can’t wait to show off some more art of this series, it all feels locked away at this point, but hopefully it’ll be worth the wait. I started work on it in September last year if you can believe that, it’s been a really long process and I’m not sure how I feel about keeping so much away from public view. But anyway #1 is out in about 6 weeks from @onipress, please pre-order this series. Do it for your old pal Ellerby.
RICK & MORTY #31 (INCENTIVE VARIANT) AUG171879 (W) Kyle Starks, Magdalene Visaggio (A) CJ Cannon, Marc Ellerby (CA) Mike Vasquez
The Smith family finally gets to spend some quality time together… until an alien abduction brings feelings to the forefront. Plus, Morty and Jerry explore the intricacies of consciousness in a new backup comic written by Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim)!
Hey our third issue is out now from Oni Press! This issue kinda broke me a little a lot, I’ve mentioned my love for Jerry a bunch and there are hundreds of him in this issue, which normally would fill me with joy, but not when I’m drawing them over and over again. Wrist-pain aside it was a good issue to draw, Tini’s script has some good zings and Katy’s colours continue to be the best thing about this series, what a master of the craft she is.
I’ll be at Thought Bubble in Leeds this weekend. Maybe see you there?
RICK & MORTY POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT #4 (OF 5) (INCENTIVE VARIANT) AUG171881 (W) Tini Howard (A) Marc Ellerby, Katy Farina (CA) @marianascosta
CAPTURED ONCE MORE! Morty is back in Rick’s clutches… but could he be an ally in the fight against the Council of Ricks? Maybe! Or maybe he just wants to see Morty fight a bunch of other Mortys on the way. We’ll find out!