Shaenon: Yes! I will be at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, sharing a table with Dirk Tiede! I haven’t been there in three years, so please stop by the table and say hi so I don’t get totally disoriented. I will be selling Narbonic and Skin Horse stuff, including books, original art, and prints.

If you’re going to Comic-Con, I’m very sorry you will only see me, and not Jeff and me united as an all-powerful hive mind summoning Skin Horse from the very ether with our combined powers. We will probably be doing a con together later this year. Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, if you want to see me doing stuff over the weekend, here’s my complete Comic-Con schedule:

Thursday, July 22

Best and Worst Manga 2010
It’s been a wild year for manga, with new publishers springing up while old ones fade away, and sometimes it seems like the one constant in life is that One Piece will go on forever. Join our six panelists — Deb Aoki (, Jason Thompson (Manga: The Complete Guide), Christopher Butcher (, Tom Spurgeon (, Kai-Ming Cha (Publishers Weekly), and Shaenon Garrity (Skin Horse) — as they talk about the best and worst manga of the last year, the manga they want to see translated, and the most anticipated upcoming releases.

Lost in Translation
The manga market has taken a big slump, and when money is tight, the freelancers are the first to feel the pinch. Long-time professional freelance translators, editors and specialists in manga, anime and related fields gather to answer questions about the work, life as a pro and how they’re managing in the translated-entertainment industry. Join William Flanagan (Kobato), Jonathan Tarbox (Fist of the North Star), Jason Thompson (King of RPGs), Shaenon Garrity (Skin Horse), Stephen Paul (Moyasimon), Mark Simmons (Mobile Suit Gundam Series) and Jake Forbes (Return to Labyrinth) for industry stories, and Q&A.

Friday, July 23

Graphic Novels: Personal Touch
You know when you read it: that certain something that sticks out in a graphic novel. It’s the personal touch, a work that draws on the life of the creator or the people around him or her. Call the work autobiographical, call it reality — many times it results in truly personal and inspiring comics. Comics creator and journalist Shaenon Garrity (Narbonic, Skin Horse) talks to Comic-Con special guests Gabrielle Bell (Cecil & Jordan in New York), Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby), Vanessa Davis (Make Me a Woman), Larry Marder (Beanworld), Jillian Tamaki (Skim), and C. Tyler (You’ll Never Know Book 1: A Good and Decent Man) about their very personal work.

Saturday, July 24

Signing at the GoComics Booth
(with exclusive prints)

Signing at the National Cartoonists Society Booth

Sunday, July 25

Sketch-A-Thon at the Cartoon Art Museum Booth

Man, that’s a lot. This is why I only do Comic-Con once every three to five years.

Channing: I really should do this at some point. It looks like a trip.