Yesterday I finally managed, for the first time, to get along to the Monthly Comics Meetup - held on the first Saturday of every month, 2 - 6pm at PA's Hotel, Grattan Street Carlton opposite Melbourne University.
'Minutes' of the meets are reliably blogged by Bobby.N, whose posts about making comics and talking comics are always worth reading.
As soon as I was there, talking comics and projects and looking at people's drawings and drinking a beer, suddenly the world seemed to make a lot more sense.
I met comics people who I've never met before, I spoke with old friends, I put faces to names, voices to artwork... it was great.
I was able to show folks the preview copy of 'The Tango Collection' that I have from Allen and Unwin, and to promise the people there whose work has been selected for the book that their authors' copies will be coming some time this month.
Also I handed around flyers for The Paper Lifeboat, this year's comics art exhibition for the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
And I wondered, "How is it that I have never managed to get to this before?"
And I answered, "Because I am a fool."