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Conversations with Comic Writers Part 2- Big Dog Ink

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Last weekend at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, I had a few fun conversations with some comic book writers. I have a fondness for comic book writers.  When I was in middle school, my passion was to be a comic book writer.  I even wrote Marvel Comics to see what I could do to become a writer for them in the future.  There is a piece of me that would still love to write a comic.  Maybe someday but for now, I will live vicariously through others.

This is part two of my conversations from Wizard World St. Louis.

I found my way to the Big Dog Ink table last weekend. I was greeted by the friendly Kimberly Hutchison.  Kim is the wife to Tom Hutchison.  Tom  is the creator of BDI and the writer for many of the comics including The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West.  They are a tag team duo that breaths life into Big Dog Ink.

Tom was busy at the table giving away a free edition comic book and talking about consumers about the full line of BDI comics. He was promoting several of the various BDI books.  He autographed a few comics for fans. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and a real salesman. Tom balanced his role of writer and owner/creator.

I struck up a conversation with Kim. I informed her about my love for The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West. We discussed my review of issue #4.  Kim stated that she had seen my review and had reposted it on the BDI Facebook and  their Oz Facebook account.

We discussed a few of their different comics that are on the shelves.  I confessed that I have only read Oz so far but because I have enjoyed Tom’s writing, I desire to pick a variety of BDI titles to check them out.  They have a new comic Scheherazade, which is a new look at 1001 nights.

Kim is the  business manager for Big Dog Inc. She handles many of the social media posts and reposts.  She signed me up to receive the updated news from BDI.  She appeared to have a full handle on chaos of the Convention but a busy booth is a good kind of chaos for a small comic book company.

 Kim introduced me to Tom.  Tom was generous with his busy time. He thanked me for my interest and continued support.  Tom was genuinely interested in me and Geeky KOOL but I didn’t want to take up too much of his busy time.

I enjoyed my time at the BDI booth. Things were continually hopping at neck breaking speed. But in the midst of all the high paced commotion, both Tom and Kim were wonderfully friendly.  I hope to score an interview with Tom at C2E2.

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