In a surprise posts (at least to me) on Facebook, Chris Latshaw of the North Texas Comic Book Shows stated that he is “hanging up his spurs.” I am saddened by this because his shows were always a true congregation of comic creators and comic lovers. Though I have not attended in the last few years, I used to be a vendor at the show well before I actually sold comics.
He’s stated that there will not be a summer show and he still doesn’t know if he’ll do another next February, but I’m hoping that he’ll slide in one more so that we can say good-bye in style!
HANGING UP MY SPURS
It has been a great run but I am beginning to think it is time to wind down. I have thought about this before but then a few of you will come up to me at the show and tell me how much you appreciate what we’ve built. The comments are always sincere and meaningful so it has been the catalyst to doing one more.
When I say what we’ve built I mean YOU and me. You folks have been the greatest! Your attendance and support of the North Texas Comic Book Show has truly made it what it is today. My appreciation for you as a fan cannot be properly expressed. The show has become a nationally recognized regional event and has a great reputation among the creator community.
The show, as it stands today, has surpassed anything I thought it would become when I got it up and running. The guests that we have been able to host have been a virtual who’s who of comics. Where it will go from here is yet to be decided. If someone emerges that wants to carry the torch forward then it may continue. Honestly, I’d hate to see the show die but I may not be capable of carrying it forward.
I will not be doing a summer show as I shared with a few of you this past weekend. I have not decided about doing another February show yet. I may try and blow it out one last time. I’ll keep you updated.