District Comics Signing at One More Page, August 19th, 2012

This past Sunday, I had the pleasure to drive down to Arlington, Virginia to visit the cute and well-stocked One More Page bookstore in order to get my copy of District Comics, edited by long-time Panel Patter favorite Matt Dembicki.  Gathered together were well over twenty of the contributors to the new anthology, which was due partly to Dembicki's clever use of local writers and artists.

Despite arriving a bit late to the signing itself, I was happy to see that the store was still quite busy with people picking up their copies of the book and having them signed.  Matt told me it had been even busier early in the day.  Comics talk was buzzing in the air as the creators signed and sketched in the copies bought that day.

The Store Itself
It was an interesting event for me, because I rarely go to book signings.  Seeing so many people just dying to sign your copy was kinda awesome, actually.  They had systems at each of the four tables, to ensure everyone got all the signatures, and being comics folks, the banter while you waited was quite entertaining.

Matt Dembicki and others Talking Comics
I have not had a huge opportunity to read the book yet, but I skimmed a few pages, and it looks awesome.  Anyone who is a fan of hidden history--and I am HUGE fan of hidden history--is in for a treat, as there are stories about early baseball, an attempt on Truman's life, and medical oddities, all waiting for you inside.

Matt will have copies of District Comics at Baltimore Comic-Con and SPX, or you can probably order online or try your favorite local bookstore in the DC/Baltimore area.  I'm happy to report its circulating in the Baltimore County Public Library.

For more pictures from the signing, including the most posed Rafer Roberts picture of all time, you can see the complete set on my Flickr page.