Storm Arcana

Intuitive Visionary Coach & Founder of Arcana Academy

Pop Candy! Whitney Matheson! Tim Sale! Isotope!

This past Saturday, Isotope hosted Whitney Matheson of USA Today’s Pop Candy pop-culture blog who in turn invited Heroes artist Tim Sale as her special guest! People came from all over to meet up with Whitney, check out comics and have a great time! It was so exciting to see Isotope devotees and Pop Candy fans mingling! That’s what I loved most about this event–the social overlapping. How genius was it to have Whitney (a bright light of pop culture awesomeness) come to Isotope (the best comic book store in the universe) to meet up with Tim Sale (a superstar whose art soars in comics and on television) to throw a party? I love it when great things mix together like that! Everybody wins!

Thanks to Whitney and her amazing husband, Rhyne for bringing their inimitable brand of charm to the Isotope! It was a pleasure to meet them and to enjoy their company!

Whitney has great fans and I was surprised to hear that so many of them traveled as far as they did to meet up with her! Devotion is admirable, yes, but I found that Pop Candy folks are super sweet! Everyone I met was friendly, kind and gracious! Thank you all for your presence!

Thanks also to Tim Sale and his lovely girlfriend Christina for their time and energy as well! I know many people came away from this event very very happy (and I’m not just speaking from my own experience). Tim sketched some amazing art that night (and for much longer than originally planned).

You can read all about Whitney’s write up here and here. Thanks to all of the kind people who made mention of me in the comments section. I had to create a USA Today account just so I could thank them all properly. Consider this post another display of my gushing gratitude!

Tim Sale writes about his visit here.

James Sime, proprietor of Isotope, has a great wrap up here.

Matt Silady has photos here.

Wow! What a fantastic time! I’m a better person for having met and spent time with you all!

Oh yeah, the pic at the top is of Christina and yours truly. I’m holding a copy of Matt Maxwell’s Strangeways: Murder Moon! Get a copy from your local comics retailer today! Matt’s blog is here!


Featured Artist: Ming Doyle


I ♥ Whitney Matheson!


  1. LoriS

    Hi Storm! We met briefly at the PopCandy event (I’m the one that was in your way practically the whole night!) 🙂

    I just wanted to say that it was great to meet you, and I had a super fun time at Isotope!


  2. stormantic

    Dear Lori!
    Thanks for the shout out! I must correct you, however. I was I who kept bumping into *you*! And I’m glad our spheres collided as it’s possible I wouldn’t have gotten to meet you! So glad I did! And I hope to see you again at Isotope in the near future! Cheers!

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