Manga and Anime Have The Greatest Fans!


A masked Silverberry.

My wife and I had a fantastic time at SacCon, Sacramento’s Comic, Toy and Anime Show. We knew we were in for something special before it started. A line of fans, braving the rain, waited outside in their costumes. When they came streaming in, our excitement was not disappointed. The convention was like being at a huge party.

Our table was in the Small Press Room, which was also home to the Art Contest. It seemed like our room was the place to be. Kids returned there through out the day, and many just sat on the floor to hang out with their friends.

See link below for more pics of me and some of the talented writers and artists I met. Trina Robbins is a prolific author of books and comics. Her title, The Brinkley Girls, is the first collection Nell Brinkley’s cartoons from 1913-1940. Brinkley was the proto-feminist icon who inspired Mae West’s screen persona. This book is high on my list! And her coloring book, Califia, is a wonderful way to teach children the story of the strong and beautiful queen of California who gave our state its name. I really enjoyed meeting Eddie Harris, creator of the comic series Of Pawns and Powers (Creed Comics). I’m looking forward to diving into the first volume, featuring his character, Herculon. It looks like great fun! I also met Jason Dube, creator of Scattered Comics, an edgy, PG13 series that hooked me in from the opening pages. I’ll be following this one! Last, but not least, my neighbor’s table was home to the talented artist, Melissa McCommon. I had to have her fairy poster. Just the kind of thing I like on my wall to inspire my imagination!

But the best part of the event was the attendees. Anime and Manga fans rock! You guys are the best!

In case you’re wondering, “Why the mask?” there’s a masked ball in Wyndano’s Cloak. I like to enter the world I’m creating as completely as I can! That mask was made for the Wyndano’s Cloak book launch at Children’s Health Council last year. More pics of me and Jason Dube, Eddie Harris, and Melissa McCommon can be found at:


Transported out of Aerdem to another universe!


Trina Robbins’s website:

Melissa McCommon’s website:

Jason Dube’s website:

Eddie Harris’ websites:


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