I’m back from the Emerald city con. It was rad.
Here’s my last supper in a hotel bar.
I felt better about Seattle on this trip than I have in a long time. I used to think that places got used up and there was only so long I could stand being in a place that reminded of all my past mistakes and bad memories. Maybe with a cool convention in the middle of what I used to think of a comic book wasteland it just wasn’t like the same place anymore. Maybe I moved so much even those ghosts got exercised.—
Either way it was insane amounts of fun and I met some seriously cool people. I even did some newspaper box graffiti for old times sake.
Here’s some sketchbook drawing I did last night.
I returned with a crate of unread comics that will power my comic book rants for months to come– like a fucking energon cube dawg.
My homie Claire wrote up her thoughts on the thing too.
Today I read a couple comics that my old brothers in dicecat made.
Jacob’s Atmost2 and Corey’s Layered Jacket 2 –Double deuce!
I like this LJ even more than his last one. Corey is nicely insane.
I’m so into how he pulled of this non view –view on the lower right panel.
Coreyyyyy is at http://reyyy.com/
And I like these that Jacob did. Dude your fictional cat is a dick.
More Jacccoobb http://aalipop.tumblr.com/
And I got to meet Maré Odomo who does these rad Dear dad pokemon comics. I like how much depth it adds to Pokemon when you throw in an absentee father.
Maré’s site http://mareodomo.com/
I got to meet Mike Mcghee who I’ve been typing at for many moons. I got this awesome 2 pages off of him.
And I got to hang out with My John Kantz again too. I think John exists to remind me that I’m an egomaniac that needs to draw better.
I got him to do a Dirty pair drawing.
and I was looking at some of John’s pages tonight.– Dude that net blur on the low right is so smooth.
And this is what My misses and later the evil Dr Moritat had drawn on the envelope I was keeping receipts in.
and here’s a Shirow pin up. Out of a book Mike gave me (thanks dude)
Of of the coolest parts of the con for me was getting to talk to Brian Stelfreeze in a hotel bar about comics, he talked about this idea of –days that changed comics and I ranted about seeing that Appleseed #1 when I was a kid.
Another cool thing he said was how there was a limit to craft– like how you can master illustration in a life time. but if storytelling is your goal you’ll always have something to drive the work.
Sometimes I meet people who are real adult artists who have been thinking about storytelling longer than me and it’s nicely humbling. The ceiling goes so much higher than where I’m at–lots of room to grow.
Also my lady is up to more Goblin clothes on her Hchom. Marian is so cool.
I’m headed down to Portland on friday. comic book rambling.