Josh Southall

Writer / Mischief Maker.
This blog is filled with updates on my writing, current projects and adventures through life. Enjoy!

Josh Southall

Writer / Mischief Maker.
Enjoy!
Email me at agent138 (at) mac.com

Good times at C4 comic con.

In case you missed it (you didn’t if you already follow me on Twitter or Instagram) I was at C4 comic con last weekend sharing a table with friend and talented artist Justin Jones.

This was the second year for this show and I would say the turnout was pretty good. Lots of people, lots of cosplayers and (to my surprise) lots of people looking for comics. In fact I almost sold out of both Chain Reaction and Switch. Special thanks to any of you that picked up either one!

With the exception of the air conditioner situation in the hall where our table was located (man it gets hot in there!) I had a great time. I met a lot of cool readers, did an interview with indiecomicstracker.com about trying to break into comics and met a few artists that are looking to make some books. Hopefully we can collaborate on some stuff soon.

I also had a chance to talk with Steve Niles for a few when he wandered by our table and I flagged him down like a nervous fanboy. He was nice enough to chat with me for a few and I have to say, Steve is SUCH a nice guy on top of being an amazing writer. If you ever get a chance to chew the fat with that guy, I highly recommend it.

All in all I’d put that show in the win column and would definitely consider doing it again next year. Hopefully in the hall with the working A/C.

See you next time!

-Josh

Fuck yeah, new comic fans!

I saw an article today written by a relatively new comic fan. They started the article by saying the New 52 got them into comics. That statement was quickly followed by an apology.

Why would they apologize for that? The sad answer is: “real” comic fans have given them grief for getting into comics with the New 52. For whatever reason this new fan didn’t “count” to some people, having started comics with DCs big relaunch.

You know what? Screw that.

Comics are AMAZING. And comic people are amazing. We should welcome each new fan whether they got into comics because of the New 52, the latest Marvel movie or an animated series. We should welcome them with open arms no matter what path they took to get here.

So the next time you meet someone just getting into comics, no matter how they got into them, join me and say:

Fuck yeah! New comic fans!

(Then give them the best high five ever)

I don’t update here as much as I should

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One of those days…

Today was one of those congested creative days. 3 separate stories all screaming in my head at the same time. 3 sets of characters all screaming to be put on paper.
The worst part? They’re all so loud, I didn’t write a damn thing. Time to let my brain go wild in my sleep and write a heap of stuff in the morning.