Monday, April 19, 2010

big news - on several fronts!

So much going on! Where to start? Well, we put the house up for sale on Monday and had accepted an offer by Thursday night. We are very excited and I'm very hopeful that this is going to be a smooth process to closing. Come June, we'll be headed west to make a new home in Portland, OR aka PDX aka Stumptown aka Rose City aka Little Beirut. We are so excited about the change in scenery as well as joining the incredibly large comics community in Portland. There is an amazing amount of talent in that town - here's hoping some of it rubs off on us! :)

We also just returned from c2e2 in Chicago (hence the note with me loaded down with bags) where it was announced that Chris will be the artist on a new Thor book for Marvel, Thor: The Mighty Avenger, written by Roger Langridge and colored by Matt Wilson. There are some great interviews at Newsarama and CBR, if you're up for some reading. If you just want to look at pretty pictures, Chris has posted both the first two covers and design sketches on his blog.

c2e2 was a wonderful show for us and it was simply fantastic to see so many of our friends. I'll get my sappy thank you out of the way early this year.

I am blown away by the kindness and generosity of the comics community (fans, creators, retailers, publishers, etc.). So many people have embraced what Chris is doing (and made me feel welcome at the party) that is really overwhelms us. There are too many to thank individually, but if we spoke this weekend I know I enjoyed it and I hope that we'll see you again soon. And a very special thank you to everyone who stopped by and bought Lunchnotes! Thank you so, so much! This industry is simply the best around, and we grateful every single day that we are a part of it.


Kelly said...

Hi Laura! We will miss you in St. Louis--seriously sad to hear you go. However, Portland is the vegan-centric place to be! Congrats to hubby on the Thor thing (I have no idea what that is, but I am sure Mr. Thyme will know!). I hope you keep the blog going!

Alan said...

Congrats on all your success and on the move. And the quick sale! : my brother's had his house on the market for months!!

TheFrogBag said...

Wow, great news all around! Congrats to you and Chris!! Hopefully someday we will make it up to Portland too. Sounds like the comics promised land!

laura said...

Thanks Kelly! I'm glad I'll be able to keep up with St. Louis through your blog though! And no worries - this blog is here to stay!

Thanks Alan! And best of luck to your brother! :)

Corinna - We have resolved to put the pressure on your and the Breitweisers! It is our mission to get all the talented comics folks up to Portland now! :)

David A Price said...

It was great seeing you and Chris last weekend! From getting the badges to the walk to the table and seeing Chris with his head down working on commissions all weekend, it's always a pleasure getting a moment to say hi to the Samnees.

Hope to see you soon!