I got to shake hands and meet with Aaron Horkey [!!!!!] I think this guy is a genius and here's some proof.
I attended the Eisners and saw a lot of people I sorta know win awards for being extremely talented, and one guy I really know win an award for being extremely talented and for what turned out to be a great idea. Congratulations Mr. David Petersen and all those who participated in his Mouse Guard anthology book Legends of the Guard. Which I had a lil story in myself I might add.
I met Andy Serkis, whom I highly admire, and got to shake his hand as well. I thought I did a pretty good job of not totally geeking out all over him. I am happy his kids seemed like they really liked Pook [that's a character from my book and it is not misspelled, it ends with a "k"].
Ooh I also saw Ron Perlman walk by as we were getting Pink Berry one night.
Emily and I picked up a couple of great books [not so much comic related], I found a copy of The Twelve Dancing Princesses illustrated by K.Y.Craft and Emily found a great !! copy of Anderson's Fairy Tales illustrated by Harry Clarke. Which I did not know existed.
And just having a great time after the show every night with friends and going to great restaurants and eating great food.
I had a great spot this year and met a lot of new fans, current fans, and surprised a bunch of people who had never heard of me before. Here are a few con sketches I did over the week we were there. Spoiler alert! to those I owe these to.
|Queen of Hearts and Alice|
|Knight of the Omertas|
|CPG coat of arms|
Over all SDCC was great! Thank you so much Katie and Ryan for making the show even better and a lot closer. I love doing that show and I'm always looking forward to it throughout the year. It does take a lot out of you, I'm in day 3 of recovery. Our plane left San Diego around 10:30 mon. night and we didn't get home until 11:00pm tues. Still trying to work through all the con sketches that I owe people from previous shows.
Now I have the Baltimore Comicon just up ahead Aug. 20th and 21st! It looks to be a really great show and a much lighter con. Baltimore is boasting such great guests as Stan Lee, Bernie Wrightson, Adam Hughes, Geoff Darrow and so many more. Check out their site here. I really look forward to this show every year too, it's in a really nice spot and has lots to offer. Hope to see you there!