A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending, volunteering, and vending at NecronomiCon, a fantastic convention honoring the life and work of H.P. Lovecraft. I met a ton of friendly people, watched some great panel discussions, and enjoyed one of the most unique events Providence has ever seen (can you say "Cthulhu-themed Waterfire?")!
The reception of The Antarctic Express, a Lovecraftian children's book I illustrated, was beyond anything I was anticipating. I completely sold out after only a few hours! There was a constant stream of folks coming up to my table, grinning wildly about the concept. Fearless parents bought copies for their kids; subversive aunties and uncles bought copies to scare wee nieces and nephews (I can relate to that!). Others were on a mission to own everything ever made by author Ken Hite. This is a book that confounds most mainstream kidlit folks, but at NecronomiCon it was at home.
Without a doubt, this was one of the best conferences I've ever attended. I look forward to the 2015 NecronomiCon with much excitement - and armed with more books! In the meantime, I recommend everyone check out fabulous NecronomiCon photos over on the Asylum House Images Facebook page.