So the first annual London Super Comic Con has drawn to a close - but I have to say that I had a blast!
Day 1 I got to finally meet my long time collaborator
(only took us 8 years to finally meet up in person!)
and hung out with him for the day browsing comics, chatting with some cool artists and taking photos of cosplayers (so happy i got the photos of that chick dressed as She-Ra...total win)
Have to say one thing I learnt is that I very much prefer to browse through and talk to the artists that arent on the marquee as it were...discovering awesome art, chatting with these guys who just love comics is so much better than lining up for the big names (well that's my opinion anyway).
Oh but I did get my photo with Stan 'The Man' Lee...had to be done - I mean dude is old, and who knows how long he's still gonna be kicking around right? Plus he did CO-create some semi-famous comic superheroes
Respect to Stan for his contributions (but always remember: he didn't do it alone!)
Thanks to Bonejesta for finally making me show my art to someone (I refused all day) - Matt Dixon was the first one and he genuinely seemed to enjoy it and gave some very awesome feedback.
Day 2 I was doing the con solo, and while not as fun without a buddy to chat geek with, it was still a cracking day - I ended up with 6 wonder woman sketches from different artists in very very different styles. The one marquee name i did commission from was Jamal Igle who seemed like a cool guy.
And one of my highlights was meeting Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood who are just a real life dynamic duo - their books Hope Falls, Agent Mom, Danger Academy and, my personal fave, The Gloom are m ost excellent and I highly recommend them (especially the Gloom)
Picked up a new new statue for the shelf (Green Lantern from the First Flight animated movie - Hal Jordan the ONLY GL that matters, but not always easy to find a cool looking statue of)
A few artists you should go check out that I met at the convention are the following (not that they need me to drive people to their sites - but it's my journal and I will plug who I want lol) - they were all awesome and approachable and good for a chat as well as providing some awesome artwork in the forms of commissions, their own portfolios, prints and sketchbooks...
Go check em out and show them some love!
- also go check his hilarious webcomic Cat & Meringue here:[link]
Dean Beattie [link]
and, of course, my good buddy
I am so pumped to just draw and create after coming out of the convention - so my goal now is to really just try to get a comic DONE
Nothing like being surrounded by other artists to get the creative juices flowing!
Well, I will leave my longest journal entry ever at that, and with these parting words:
'Next year cant come fast enough'