It seemed like everyone was having fun at this year's New York Comic Con, and things ran smoothly. Our booth in the small press area was like a mini-sitcom with cameo appearances by so many great people in comics, stopping to say hello: Joe Kubert, Bill Plympton, Mo Willems, Ray Alma, Paul Levitz, Mike Richardson, Danny Fingeroth, Arie Kaplan, Martha Thomases, Arthur Tebbel, Anne Bernstein, Harvey Richards, Jim Salicrup, Paulette Powell, Scott & Ivy McCloud (celebrating their 20th Anniversary!)...and that is just during the limited time that I was there, helping set-up and break down the booth.
Nine year old Lillian was there much of Saturday and Sunday, helping her father Kyle Baker sell THE BAKERS: BABIES & KITTENS and drawing sketches. She heard "Look at how big you got!" and "You're so pretty!" quite a lot.
Speaking of pretty, Lillian reported Saturday night: "Mom, there were some women dressed inappropriately." The gal in the neighboring booth made Felony from SPECIAL FORCES look modest. She used our power strip to charge up her Iphone. I'm sure that wasn't the only thing she charged up over the weekend.