Unfortunately the signing with Brian Bendis and I at Lee's this weekend is canceled.
Mostly, this is because the airline cannot assure us that our connecting flights will actually connect on time. If one of the flights is a half hour late, we'll miss the next flight, therefore missing the entire signing event, and also being stuck in St. Louis for an unknown ammount of time.
Both Lee and I have spent hours on the phone trying to reach airline attendants about a solution to this (as in transferring us to a direct flight), but this has been unsuccesful.
I feel really bad for Lee because he invested thousands into advertising our signing there. He really takes care of his customers. He even printed 1,000 copies of a Kabuki print just for this show. He was going to give it away free to the first 500 customers that show up for the signing. The print is a brand new Scarab painting that I did just for this event.
Lee said that he is still going to give the print away free to everyone who shows up to his store this Saturday. So I urge everyone who was going to attend to go to Lee's Comics this Saturday and pick up a print of my new Scarab painting.
This artwork has never appeared anywhere else, and Lee's is the only place you can get it. And it is free. But it is free this Saturday only. After this Saturday he is going to be selling it for $20 each to try to recoup some of his advertising and printing investment.