Comic-Con Stuff to Blog About

July 27, 2009 @ 8:26 pm | Filed under:

(But not tonight. Still not caught up—on rest, on reading, on housework, on cuddles.)

Graphic Novels for Kids Panel #1, featuring a stellar array of authors including the delightful Jennifer Holm, author of the Babymouse books my Beanie so adores. The baby napped during that panel, so I got to hear the whole thing, took copious notes, have much good stuff to share and many new books to check out.

Graphic Novels for Kids Panel #2, another awesome author lineup, many more titles to investigate—but Huck grew suddenly chatty quite early on and I had to make a hurried exit. Fortunately, prolific children’s book author and blogger (and wonderfully warm person whom it was a delight to finally meet face to face) Anastasia Suen was there and I’m hoping to hear more from her about the rest of that discussion.

How fond I am of Mark Buckingham. We only see him once a year at this con, and it’s always one of my favorite parts.

Ditto Kelley Puckett, who really needs to come to San Diego more often.

How Kristen Rutherford is the most gorgeous pregnant woman ever, and I’m not just saying that because she got invited to Skywalker Ranch and I’m hoping she’ll bring me along.

How charming was the karaoke duet of “If I Had a Million Dollars” sung by my hubby and Mike Costa at the WildStorm party. Scott really would buy me a green dress, you know. (But not a real green dress; that’s cruel.)

How the primary flaw of the San Diego Comic-Con is its absence of vast displays of candy like those at the Barcelona con. Props to Mike Costa, though, for hooking me up with a fistful of Red Vines from the DC booth stash.

How I may finally have found a sport at which I excel. It even involves an actual ball and hoops.

How much I love hanging out with my husband. The best, the very best, the best-by-far thing about any con is spending all that extra time with him.

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  1. Faith says:

    Hey Lissa!

    I was just wondering about Graphic Novels for kids. I’d love a thorough run down as I am completely ignorant about them. The Comiccon sounds great. I love that million dollars song. That duet sounds so cute.

  2. Silvia says:

    Lissa–what would you recommend in graphic novels for a 9-10 yr old boy? He’s really not into reading yet, though he pretty well ploughed through The Invention of Hugo Cabret mostly by himself (not a graphic novel, but it does have fantastic illustrations). Most of his reading is done in relation to video or computer games, so I’m trying to think of something that tells a story similar to his games. Do you have a list somewhere? I supposed I should search your blog. 🙂 Sounds like you’re having a fantastic time at the ComicCon!

  3. Silvia says:

    One more thing–have you seen any of the World of Warcraft comics? I haven’t read any of them, but I do play the game, so I’m just wondering what they’re like. 🙂

  4. Anna says:

    Melissa, unrelated, I’d love to hear your comments on this article about Kindle, the publishing industry, etc.

  5. Kay says:

    Anna, (age 11) loved Penny from Heaven by Jennifer Holm and would like to read more from her. Meeting authors is a wonderful thing.

    We are just beginning to look at Graphic Novels here….so we’ll welcome Graphic Novel guidence post when you have the time.

  6. Penny in VT says:

    “Penny from Heaven”? Now there’s a book title I can get excited about!

    Also – Looove the Comic Con posts – thank you!

    🙂 Penny, from VT, not heaven

  7. Kay says:

    Anna liked Our Only May Amelia by Holm’s too.

  8. Alli says:

    I would love to know more about the graphic novels for kids. My husband reads comic books to the 4 year old and I think D would get a kick out of graphic novels for kids to read out loud.

  9. Rebecca says:

    Hello there! I just wanted to say Hello and tell you how much I appreciated finding your blog today. It began as a link to the watercolor posts you made and evolved from there. There is such a treasure trove here and it is always a joy to find a like-mind. Have a wonderful day! Rebecca from Renaissance

  10. Kay says:

    Rebecca…What a beautiful site you’ve created. The linking continues….Beautful photography. Thanks

  11. Melissa Wiley says:

    Rebecca, thanks for your kind note! Kay is right: your site is lovely. Glad to know about it!