back from WonderCon and just had to say that outside of the HORRIBLE HORRIBLE parking situation they have going on there( it took me 2hours to get parking- i dont even have that problem at COMICON. wtf people? ), it was overall an amazing show. I've never done a wondercon show before because it was up north and always ran into the same month as Emerald City, which is hands down my favorite show that cant be missed. But this year, it was in Anaheim and literally about 10 miles from my house.
Thank you everyone who stopped by with a copy of Batman Beyond Unlimted to have signed handy, that book has been a long labor of love and i am glad that i'ts finally arrived in stores. Hang on to those btw, because we completely sold out (3 days after launch i might add) and is now going onto a 2nd printing.
I also cant thank everyone that stopped and grabbed some prints and original art, enough. i really do appreciate the support and really sorry to the many that thought i'd have a new sketchbook ready by the show. I am horribly behind on work stuff, and havent had much time to put together a proper book yet. but hopefully this year by SDCC.
highlights of the show? besides the all the amazing talent i got to catch up with and wonderfully nice readers that enjoyed the books, my personal favorite was being able to take a few minutes to catch up with a few of my good friends i NEVER get to see.
two i had to seek out was my first friends in comics, my buddy Rubin Martinez
from Mattel. We started at Stanlee Media together like 13 years ago. still one of the most prolific guys around, and just amazing. guy just inspires me to be creative and eventually ween off the Gotham love. As much as i LOVE Gotham city, this guy makes me want to do something else, he explains everything in a way thats fun and enthusiastic. Also being we both have kids of similar ages, so i'd like to think i see eye to eye with him on reasons why we do what we do. just overall a delightful guy to be around. you guys should definitely check his stuff out. I'll still do Gotham stuff though, i love that shit.
the other delight of my show was Josh Middleton [link]
and his wonderful wife. I've known him for years, but we rarely keep in touch much. If he has a twitter, i dont know it, he doesnt seem to have a facebook so i can never keep up, and im not one to call or text people to just " catch up" ( thats jsut me). so it was how i spent the few free minutes at the show floor. such a great guy, amazingly humble artist that's the least attention hungry you'd ever meet. He's one of those guys that just loves drawing, and that's all that matters and you can tell in every line he puts down. If you're as excited about AVATAR: Legend of KORA as i am, you'd be happy to know that he had a hand in the project. Cant wait for that show.
To top it all off, i got a few minutes to meet
Sean's brand spankin new baby boy, 4 minute conversations with Johnboy
. Then ended the night having a great time with the my buddies Bobby, Kei, and Peter
over at Imaginism
, and Peter
anyway, enough group hugs. i think thats the most avatar posting ive ever done in any of my journals. Hope to see some of you folks in Seattle in 2 weeks for the Emerald city show!