With a fist full of napalm, I arrived in Pittsburgh safely thanks to Iggy screaming in my ear. (Actually I was fine riding up. Heading back, I found a random Starbucks.) A turn on ‘Second Ave.’ jacked me up because it’s not called Second, but something else. Got lost for about 10 minutes but found my footing. Didn’t have a great night with the mask so I might have been a little ‘off’ that day. (*I finally got around to being treated for sleep apnea three years ago. the treatment for this is kinda wonky.)
I didn’t go to the first incarnation of this but the show rebooted itself with a year or two break. I’ll admit, the show was slow in the morning but picked up in the afternoon. PIX had a solid line up of folks. I got to catch up with some familiar faces. Chris from Adhouse was set up and I thrilled to score a copy of Duncan the Wonder Dog. There was also two tables in the corner which had boxes full of art comix and mini’s. I’m guessing this was from Copacetic. If they do this next year, I’d like to make a weekend of it and check out that shop.
Apparently, Pittsburgh has it’s own ‘Captain Buckeye’. The Captain better up his game. Not only does this dude sport a seizure inducing light show costume but he does tricks. The mayor from Pittsburgh showed up to this? Crazy.
(above: the haul.)
I did a lot of testifying to the awesomeness that is our Cartoon Library. One of the reasons I didn’t make a weekend of Pittsburgh was the Bill Watterson/ Richard Thompson opening at the Billy. It was amazing. Too much to take in. I’ll have to come back and check it out. I am kind of bummed I had to cut this short and leave during the break for dinner.
I also missed out on a vegan brunch today. Next up…. S.P.A.C.E. in less than three weeks. Back to the brush & board. T.W