We journeyed to Northern California for this show, which is held in San Jose. The show had a easy going atmosphere. I was able to talk with some artist I haven’t been able to converse with due to the high volume of crowds. I was very excited to finally get my art books signed by Adam Hughes and Mark Schultz. It was a great pleasure meeting both of them. I meet some great fans! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the table for a chat!
Looking forward to see everyone at the next con.
This years show was a 2 and a half day show. For a Friday at 5pm start day it was very crowded and busy up until the floor closed. Saturday was extremely busy non-stop with a constant wave of people on the convention floor. Sunday was also very busy.
This year I shared tables 1311-1315 with some great people and fellow artists, Lance & Amy Sawyer, Ryan Kincaid, Kevin Woody, Kay Wantuch and Tony English who are all part of the Creator owned and independent comics hub. Nothing like sitting with fellow artists and friends to make the time go by quickly.
Saturday night, I was able to hang out with Dan Mendoza and his wife Jennifer along with Jason and Laura Metcalf who are from Seattle. I met Jason a few years back at Wizard World Chicago and haven’t seen them since last years Emerald City Comicon. It was great catching up with Janson and Laura. A pleasant surprise for me was when Regina of Comikaze Expo stopped by for a visit. I’m looking forward to this convention in November.
I was able to see new and old friends; Emo , Zen, Talent Caldwell, Beatty & Mitch Breitweiser, Jeff Martinez, Michael Golden, Renee Whitasteter, Jerry Bingham, Stephen Shamus, Richard Herd, Mike Mayhew, Steve Wyatt and Michael D Hamersky. Missed seeing Joe Jusko due illness. And Last but least, I finally scored an original piece of artwork by Mike Mayhew!
Thanks to everyone who stop by the table for a visit, it was great meeting and talking to all of you.
The Long Beach Comic Expo started my convention season and what a great way to start the 2011 convention season. It was a extremely busy show from start to finish. The mood of all the attendees was energetic and full excitement. I enjoyed talking with everyone who stopped by my table.
In San Jose for Big Wow ComicFest. Day one was a good day. Looking forward to day two. Here’s an illustration done at today’s show.