I've planned to write an extensive post about the tour in Germany, because I had such a great time there, but gave up. Partly because I'm too lazy to type, partly because my camera suck and batteries kept running out. So, here's a short version ...
We were doing the signings in comic-shops where they would have everything prepared and previously announced. The fans would buy some of our books and, by doing so, qualify to get a sketch (in the books, on separate papers or sketchbooks). Signings are for free and there were some people with literally a dozen of my different books.
The whole thing was lots of fun and our hosts were great, but the best thing was to meet two great guys and talented artists.
Riccardo Burchielli of the DMZ fame ...
... and Davide Gianfelice, the co-creator of Northlanders and The Greek Street.
I did my part of promoting Mafest quite vigorously! : )
This is the rest of the crew: Mike Rote from Planet Bongo Studios, Alex Bubenheimer and Steffen Volkmer fro Panini Comics, and Danielle, Davide's better half.
We were traveling around in the van and it really did felt like being a band! : )
For the last three days we were in Munich, attending the festival there. By then my camera completely died on me, so no pictures from there, but here's the interview I did during the panel held by Joerg Krissman. I wasn't quite aware it's gonna be aired later on the web, so I might've said something awkward. It's almost an hour long and I can't stand to listen to myself (speaking in English!!!), but if you have the nerve, stomach and spare time, give it a try - there surely are some skeletons in the closet! : )
Introduction is in Germany, but after that Q&As are in English.