The past two weekends I exhibited at both Comicpalooza and Denver Comic Con. Needless to say, I’m exhausted.
Overwhelming is the only way I can describe every aspect of Comicpalooza. The amount of support for my work by the Houston community grows beyond what I can even possibly conceive. The entire convention I couldn’t escape from either chatting with people and/or getting commissions done.
I also gave E.K. Weaver a piece of fanart of TJ & Amal which I’m stupid happy that she likes it. On Saturday night I participated in the Live Art Event and watercolored a Stalk from Saga to be auctioned for charity.
Goodies I got:
- Original inked art of faun ladies by my friend Chris Beaver
- Titty Time! Vol 1 by Amanda Lafrenais
- D,O.G.S. of Mars from artist Paul Maybury
- The Bottom Floor by Karina Farek/Dilfosaur
- Local Heroes by Keith Quinn
- BF-38 Franky figure!!
Goodies I traded:
- Moon Deer & Deer Bird by Shakusaurus
- Iron Man by Karina Farek/Dilfosaur
- Bubblegum, LSP, & Marceline by SeaHorseSpaghetti
- Ice King & Jake buttons from Chelsea/Radtastical
- Freya/Faun lady button from Kaleigh/Kalo
Denver Comic Con 2013
Denver Comic Con was my first convention outside of Texas after doing them for three years. To be honest I was pretty nervous. In Houston I have so much support that I was worried about going somewhere fresh and feeling alien. In the end it was totally a needless worry. So many people were still supportive and wonderful. I did about just as well as Comicpalooza.
It was probably the most fun I’ve ever had at a con. Sometimes I have a hard time finding guests I’m interested in, but there I almost had too many people I was flipping out over.
I met Dee Bradley Baker which really means the world to me. He’s the voice actor for Viewtiful Joe who is probably my favorite character from my favorite video game. He makes the character who he is. I’ve wanted his autograph more than anyone else’s for nearly a decade. He was hilarious and a joy to chat with. I’m pretty surprised I held back sobbing afterwards, I was just so happy. As one of the biggest Viewtiful Joe fans out there, it was such an honor.
Chatting with Andy Runton, the creator of Owly, was a big highlight too. His personality matches his work. He’s just a super sweet guy and lovely to talk with. There were other random fun things like chatting with Amy Reeder, listening to Jamal Igle critique a colorist, and getting a Big Barda from Fiona Staples.
The con was even more special for Robert. Two of his all time favorite creators were there, Farel Dalrymple (who I also very much admire) and Dan Parent. To top it all off, TwoMorrows publishing was there, which we have a stupid amount of their books and magazines.
Robert and I road tripped this con too which is an 18 hour drive from Houston. It was all fun and well other than the night driving up there it was storming like a bitch in Oklahoma and Kansas. Then when we checked the news upon arriving at the hotel, it said there were a ton of tornadoes specifically in the areas we were driving through. WHAT FUN!! Glad to know pissing myself driving through that wasn’t unreasonable.
But the weekend was so much fun. Seriously, I’ve been to a butt ton of a cons so it’s some pretty big words claiming this as my favorite convention I’ve attended. I’ve already purchased my table for next year!