We've just returned from the Alternative Press Expo! For those of you who missed out, we still have a limited number of copies of the Truth Serum Minature Comic Booklet available. Which is a little surprising, since it was the only thing we had for sale. Several times we had to explain to kind faces that the comics on display were not for sale. Often people seemed to think we were joking, and one girl asked "So this is an information table?"
While the other "professionals" were still setting up their tables, the Truth Serum table was prepared hours in advance. We'd planned to use this time to walk around while belittling other exhibitors, but when faced with the overwhelming amount of innovation and talent present at this year's Alternative Press Expo, we hurried back to our table and cowered under it for hours until we were able to escape unseen.
Below, author Jon Adams is seen peeking out from behind the table in hopes that nobody is watching him. Sadly, though expectedly, nobody was.
Seen below is a close-up of the many items available at our table. Free postcards, informational pamphlets, mini comics and original artwork, security was forced to limit the number of people allowed in the hall at any given time, as fans clamored for these materials causing riots, fires and even some overturned tables.
Below, two exuberant fans stand chatting with Jon Adams. Their exuberance was later explained when it was discovered they thought they were speaking with comics superstar Jhonen Vasquez. Disappointedly, these two walked off discussing where the bathroom was and deciding it was, most likely, to the left.
Comic's oldest fan Hazel Stibbs looks over the Truth Serum table, licks the tip of her finger, and takes one of our free postcards. Unable to hear Mr. Adams' offer to autograph it, she stuck her gum to it, crumpled it up, and threw it in the nearest trash can.
Overall, we feel A.P.E. was a huge success, surpassing all our expectations. We plan to return next year. Though if things keep going at his rate, we'll be far too big for anything other than a massive 30-table display at the San Diego Comicon.