Tuesday, July 28, 2009

San Diego Comic Con: Wrap-Up!

We survived!

Everything went smoothly and despite the elevators in our hotel shutting down for an hour as we were leaving (seriously), everything went fine. We sold well and got a lot of positive comments, talked to a lot of friends, as well as made some new ones.

Leigh did not win the Russ Manning Award, but it was an honor just to be nominated. We did get VIP seats at the Eisners, though, and were in a sea of comic greats (like Mike Mignola, Bill Willingham, Neil Gaiman, and many others), so that was worth the price of admission, so to speak. Congratulations to Eleanor Davis on winning the Russ Manning! She's a fine artist and more than worthy to win.

We spent a lot of time hanging out with Beth and Maria from Famine Lands, who've been our 'con buddies' for a couple years now. We met a great artist by the name of Mitch Foust, who was happy to offer a ton of advice. We were also pleasantly surprised to see Roger Plemons, a friend and artist we met at Emerald City there as well.

Next to us was Manuel Rios Sarabia who writes and draws The Fearless Zombie Hunters, a fun comic about a luchador who fights zombies. On our left, was Kevin McShane, who not only does a dead-on Stan Lee, but also draws and writes Toupydoops (yes, you read that right). It's kinda like if Swingers met Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Seriously. Further to our left were the guys from Pirate Cove, a cool webcomic about potty humor (literally). Across from us was Jon Vinson from Edge of the Unknown, a gripping mystery comic about Harry Houdini. Also across from us was David McAdoo from Red Moon, which chronicles the adventures of two dogs who are out to save the world.

I did actually buy a camera and take a bunch of photos, but I need to spend some time reducing their size and otherwise messing with them before they're ready to show. I'll be putting them up on our Facebook page once I get that done (and we might even update the page!).

Anyway, things went well. We met some cool people, saw some neat costumes, Leigh did some sketches, I wrote a few sentences (and a paragraph!). We walked a lot, ate a lot, and talked a ton.

We'll definately go back next year.



Anonymous said...

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Interesting to see the plot-lines connecting here...

Jason Janicki said...

Huh, I'll have to check that.