San Diego Comic Fest 2019

March 7-10, 2019: San Diego Comic Fest, Four Points by Sheraton: Batton and Jackie will be special guests at the 7th annual Comic Fest. Other announced guests include Sergio Aragon√©s, James Robinson, Willie Ito, Trina Robbins, Mary Fleener, Shannon Wheeler, Greg Bear, Lalo Alcarez, Anina Bennett, Paul Guinan, and many other all-time greats. The Four…

San Diego Comic Fest 2018

Batton and Jackie had a great time at this friendly, intimate local show, held at the Town & Country Hotel in late April. The theme this year was the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, featuring Boris Karloff’s daughter, Sara. Among the many guests were Maggie Thompson, Karen Berger, Mike Royer, Scott Shaw!, Greg Bear,…

San Diego Comic Fest 2017

Jackie and Batton were once again be special guests at Comic Fest, which moved to a brand-new venue: the Four Points by Sheridan. A highlight was the special Jack Kirby cafe to celebrate Jack’s 100th birthday. Other special guests for the show included Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Rob Salkowitz, Jim Valentino, Donna Barr, Roberta Gregory,…

San Diego Comic Fest 2016

Jackie and I had a great time at the fourth annual San Diego Comic Fest at the Town and Country in Mission Valley. We were especially pleased to be included as guests of the show! Comic Fest is, as the organizers describe it, “the friendly, intimate¬† comic con experience.” And that’s no hype! Though the…

San Diego Comic Fest 2016

Batton and Jackie had a fantastic time at San Diego’s friendly, intimate con, the San Diego Comic Fest on President’s Day weekend at the Town & Country Hotel in Mission Valley. It was great to see Stan Sakai, Bryan and Mary Talbot, Trina Robbins & Steve Leialoha, Anina Bennett & Paul Guinan, Don Glut, Bill…

Comic Book People + ComicKaze= Celebration!

There was a great turnout for Jackie Estrada’s Comic Book People 2 (her follow-up to last year’s Comic Book People) at Comickaze, Robert Scott’s new store at Liberty Station, Point Loma, San Diego. Lovely Wife Jackie gave a talk about how her two books of photographs came about, attending every San Diego Comic-Con, and anecdotes…

The Third Annual San Diego Comic Fest, October 17-19

Jackie and Batton had a wonderful time as guests at this intimate comics show at the Town & Country Hotel. It was a great chance to hang out with fellow fans and creators and talk about comics, fandom, and San Diego’s rich history of involvement in the comics world. Jackie moderated a panel on nonfiction…

Little Fish Studio’s Night at the Opera

Little Fish Studios of Ocean Beach in San Diego (under the auspices of San Diego Comic Fest), hosted an exhibit of sketches and illustrations done at the San Diego Opera by such local cartoonists as Scott Benefiel, Marty Davis, Rebecca Hicks, Joe Sanabria, Eric Shanower, and yours truly. The operas included A Masked Ball, Don…