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


Batton with storyboard artist Pete Von Sholly


The Exhibit A Press table


Batton with artist Andrew Robinson (“The Fifth Beatle”)


Batton with artist Paul Guinan (“Boilerplate,” “Heartbreakers”)


Batton with DC Comics artist Mark Irwin


Batton at the masked ball with Dan and Wendy Bois, convention chair Mike Towry, and Wendy Wildey


Guests Dick and Pat Lupoff


Guests Bill Morrison, Scott Shaw!, and John Holmstrom

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 graphic novels and anther about the Do’s and Don’ts of Kickstarter campaigns, as well as presenting a program on her book Comic Book People. Batton gave a workshop for kids and interviewed his old friend from his School of Visual Arts days, John Holmstrom.