Despite my whining for more sleep and the like, I had a stupendous 4 days or so, concerning the Toronto Paradise Comic-Con
and the SHUSTER AWARDS
One of the highlights was "An Evening With Warren Ellis", where the writer of PLANETARY and TRANSMETROPOLITAN
waxed philosophically about everything from Terrance McKenna and chronological bifurcation, to Hypatia of Rome to what American comics have to do to survive in a collapsed marketplace, to the difference between working for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, to the number of spliffs Alan Moore smokes a day.
(Oh! and while I'm thinking of it, for more Alan Moore wonderfulness, here's the ranscript of the BBC "Chain Reaction" interview
with the Great Hairy Genius)
I've told myself I won't drop any more names until some of the photos come back, but I also loved the moment when J. Michael Straczynski admitted to me that he cries when he reads the end of his excellent graphic novel MIDNIGHT NATION
and Jerry Robinson winked as he was leaving when he saw me in my seat.
I don't deserve to have that much fun over 60 hours. God Almighty, how I did, but I don't.