The Day I Met Kris Straub

I saw a tweet this morning from @krisstraub that he was going to be in Portland at Floating World Comics. I looked up at where it was and found out I could actually make it! Normally I find out about events too late or ever after they have happened, but this time I managed to make it there. Twitter FTW! I went with my wife and daughter. I’d called in advance so I know were to park and had some coins for the parking meter. I paid for about an hour and we walked passed a block party event to get to the store. When we got to the comic store, I asked the guy at the counter about it, and he had no idea what I was talking about. He made a phone call and learned that Kris was outside at a booth at the block part we’d passed. Another guy in the store was apparently there to see him too, or at least was interested when I asked, and he went to meet him too. Kris Straub I had on my Cthulhu/Deep One Calvin/Hobbes shirt and I took a mini book that I got when I ordered that shirt from Kris’ store. I got Chainsawsuit 2 and he signed both. CS2 insideCSminibook signed He also recognized me name and asked what my Twitter name was, and when I told him, he mentioned the tweet I had twote about the fact I might actually make it to the signing. It’s nice when people pay attention to their fans. It was hot out and we got a pic with matching sweat stains on our shirts. Unfortunately I covered most of mine up with the books, but you can still see it a little. Kris Straub And I If you haven’t, you should read Straub’s Starslip Crisis, a space comedy about a ship that is also an art museum, or later in the series they are transferred to a ship with a job more like the USS Enterprise with the goal of discovery and other missions. It is quite hilarious and a great mix of character and plot driven comedy. He also writes and draws Chainsawsuit, a strip of oddball jokes and pop culture reference/parody/poking-fun-at. CS2cover


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    Mike

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    Dude, that sounds like an awesome day. I’m a wee bit *jealous.* 🙂

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    frostyplum

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    i met him at PAX last weekend. he knew who i was, too. i didn’t want to leave his table!

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    Tom

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    Sounds like an awesome day! Kris Straub is legit one of the nicest people I’ve ever had the good fortune to meet. What I’m most curious about though, is this Cthulu Calvin and Hobbes tee shirt.

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    Chivalrybean

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    Tom, the Cthulhu/Calvin shirt was a special run of t-shirts that are no longer available, as far as I know.

    Frostyplum, yeah, it felt like I could have just hung out there for a long time. I didn’t want to be a booth barnacle though. I didn’t get the impression he didn’t want me hanging around, it’s just one of the awkward situations I guess.

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    Themizarkshow

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    I’m so jealous right now. I’ve been reading his stuff since Checkerboard Nightmare was on keenspot and I’ve never made it to an event he was at. Congrats on the meet and pics/signings.

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