Saturday, July 13, 2013


This is my last Comic-Con update before I leave for Comic-Con.  Of
course, if something else amazing and Comic-Con-related happens to
me before then, I will post an additional update.  Though I would
be hard-pressed to top finding out an amazingly talented maker of
movies was a fan of my work. Sorry...that tease is all you get.

I’m thrilled beyond words - though I keep trying - to be a special
guest of the convention.  As I’ve said previously, I intend to have
the best convention of my show my family the good parts
of my world...and to do what I can to help others have a fine time
at Comic-Con.

I will be appearing on four panels during the convention and that
schedule can be found here.  I’ll be doing a signing session in the
Autograph Area following my spotlight panel. 

Whenever possible, even outside these panels, I will do my best to
answer your questions and sign your Isabella-written items.  If you
want to meet with me for any legitimate reason, business-related or
otherwise, please contact me via e-mail or Facebook and I’ll do my
best to accommodate you.

Something that I know will happen during Comic-Con is that people
will come up to me and I will not remember their names, their faces
or what they want to talk to me about.  Chalk up to the hundred plus
conventions I’ve attended and the tens of thousands of columns and
reviews I’ve written.  I still love you all madly.  You just need
to remind me why I love you all madly.  I appreciate you giving a
leg up to this aging comics industry soldier.

I am not coming to Comic-Con looking for work.  However, I’m not at
all adverse to discussing new projects with publishers, editors or
artists.  My workload for the rest of the year looks light, though
that is not a particular concern of mine.  I have my garage sales,
my own projects and other things to keep me busy and bring in a
bit of cash as needed.

I’m not coming to Comic-Con expecting to settle any old grievances
or lambast the perpetrators of those grievances.  I have and will
doubtless continue to write about such things here, but that’s not
on my agenda for Comic-Con.  Yes, I’ll answer questions about these
things honestly.  Yes, I’m willing to talk privately with the perps
if I feel they are sincere in wanting to resolve these grievances.
But I’m just as content to let them enjoy their Comic-Con as much
as I intend to enjoy mine.

When it comes to signing, I am delighted to sign Isabella-written
items.  However, I will not sign Black Lightning items which were
not approved by me and/or for which I was not compensated.  That’s
the position I feel I have to take in light of continued failures
by DC to honor their agreements with me.  I’m sure you can find a
great many other items for me to sign.  If not, please address any
complaints to DC Entertainment.

On cheerier notes...

I can’t thank Janet Goggins, Tommy Goldbach, Katherine Morrison and
the rest of the Comic-Con crew enough for the many kindness they’ve been
showing me.  I am in utter awe of how magnificently Comic-Con puts
on this incredible event year in and year out.  I kinda wish they
were running the country, nay, the world.

I also can’t thank my dear friend Mark Evanier for all he has done
for me over the closing-in-on-half-a-century we have been friends.
I try and he’s gracious about it and all, but I never feel like I
thank him enough.  When you see him at Comic-Con, please thank him
for being Tony Isabella’s friend.  I can’t imagine Mark would ever
get tired of hearing that. Heh, heh, heh.

See you in San Diego!

© 2013 Tony Isabella

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