For the third year in a row, I attended the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2). Before I stepped foot in the con on Friday, however, I stopped by Quimby's Bookstore. I could have spent several hours perusing and several hundred dollars purchasing the zines and mini comics available. Here's what I picked up at Quimby's:
I found a couple issues of Palookaville I was missing, Pope Hats, a comic I had been seeking for quite some time, and the mini-comic "Eat to Survive," which reminds me of Johnny Ryan's work (a plus).
When I finally arrived at the con, I found the increased floor space to be very pleasing. It wasn't as crowded and the extra area allowed for more room in Artist Alley. Check out the pictures for a selection of what I acquired over the two days at the convention. I'm especially excited for "American Barbarian" by Tom Scioli. He was kind enough to do a sketch inside, which you can see here. I also picked up the second volume of "Very Near Mint" by Justin Peterson. I purchased volume one last year at C2E2 and enjoyed the book so it was neat to repeat the process this year.
Yes, that is a bust of the Grey Gargoyle.