Anyone ever check this out? I've only ever been once and only after everything was well picked over, but I am thinking of heading out tomorrow (today, by the time most of you read this). Any recommendations?
Also - and apologies to anyone who follows me on FB and Twitter and Tumblr and has seen this multiple times already - but a comics artist I like is giving away digital copies of everything he's ever made for FCBD. Go get it here http://ryanestrada.com/fcbd/ and read The Bear From The Bear And The Beach From The Beach - I got the original artwork as part of a Kickstarter deal a year or two back.
Since FCBD is always on Kentucky Derby weekend I've only been able to attend on the actual day once. I'm hoping the shop I frequent was able to save me a copy of Divergence from DC and the Valiant anniversary special.
"You are going to get a certain amount of snarkiness on the Internet no matter what, and my rule is that you don't post anything that you wouldn't say to someone's face." Marc Andreyko (Writer of DC Comic's "Manhunter")
I largely don't give a hoot for superheroes so I stuck mostly to funny ones and ones where I was all "well, I don't know what this is about," except for where I didn't do that at all. Specifically I got: - the aforementioned Fight Club - The Tick - Bob's Burgers - Captain Canuck - Comics Festival! - Super Mutant Magic Academy which if you flip it over has a bunch of Kate Beaton comics - Hip-Hop Family Tree - some LCBDF thing that appeared to mostly be about the gay dude from Archie
I have read none of these yet. Gotta finish off some library books first.
I also bought a few graphic novels and the new Calvin & Hobbes collection of strips I already owned in other books and a Simpsons action figure (Buzz Aldrin) to go with my other Simpsons action figures (Bret Hart, Penn & Teller, Weird Al, Leonard Nimoy).
Jauss was everywhere on the Chicago sports beat, but I'm not sure he was ever the feature columnist at any of his stops. Almost always the optimist, as I remember he was the second best sidekick for a Gleason, ever.