Last weekend, ewoks, intergalactic bounty hunters, Ghostbusters, and caped crusaders descended upon Seattle for the Emerald City Comicon. There, artists, writers, actors, publishers, vendors, and fans banded together at the Seattle Convention Center to celebrate all things comics. It’s grown to such a successful annual event that organizers extended it to three days, and it made all the difference. Of course, I wore my best Batman shirt and geeked out all weekend.
For fans looking to score commissions and autographs, Friday was the day to go, with lines at a minimum and aisles clear to wander and take in all the sights. Sunday was busier but still manageable, with everyone looking a little weary but still pleased to be among friends. Saturday was the big day, however, with throngs of costumed fans attending panels and carrying boxes full of books in hopes for autographs. Fittingly, it was on Saturday that the biggest news of the weekend was announced. At publisher Dark Horse’s panel, longtime B.P.R.D. series artist Guy Davis announced his departure from the book that he has illustrated for eight years. The news stunned fans, and I caught up with Davis after the panel to discuss the decision and what lies ahead for him.