Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Nate Simpson at Emerald City Comicon, March 4-6

Nate Simpson will be attending Emerald City Comicon this weekend in Seattle. He'll be signing posters at the Image booth on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, from 11am to noon. Feel free to drop by and say "hi!"

The posters are 11" x 17" prints on silk cardstock paper, and there are two designs available (click to enlarge):

Nate will be wandering the convention floor on all three days, so if you don't see him at the Image booth and you'd like to talk to him, just scream his name really loudly while jumping up and down. He will find you.

In other news, Nonplayer has gotten a few mentions over the past two weeks:

Warren Ellis said some very nice things about Nonplayer over at his blog.

Bob Bretall, co-host of the Comic Book Page podcast, interviewed Nate about Nonplayer at around the 23rd minute of this podcast. He also reviewed the comic (quite favorably) in this other podcast (at about 28:30). Bob and John's other podcasts are highly recommended -- it's hard to find a more comprehensive survey of the state of comics. These guys give new meaning to the word "superfan."

You can also find an in-depth written interview with Nate at Good Comic Books. Joe Innes asks some great questions about the similarities and differences between drawing comics and making video games.

Finally, stalwart defender of quality comics Joe Keatinge over at the Robot 6 blog said some very flattering things:
I’ve been lucky enough to know cartoonist Nate Simpson during the majority of Nonplayer’s development (previously known as Project Waldo). However, despite seeing his process and almost every page as they’ve been drawn, the moment I sat down and read a print out of the book, I was seriously knocked on my ass like I had never seen a single line before. This dude’s comics debut is ridiculous and puts many a veteran cartoonist to shame. It’s one of those books I don’t want to describe too much, as I’d rather you experience it, but if my word’s not good enough for you know I showed a copy to that Jean “Moebius” Giraud dude during Angouleme and after saying it was “Very cool! Beautiful!” he asked me to keep it. That’s pretty much the greatest comics endorsement of all time.
Joe's the most passionate, energetic person you'll ever meet, and talented, too! Keep an eye out for his comics in the near future, and check out his other blog entries -- this guy knows comics!

See you at Emerald City!

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