I suppose this should have been my first post because hey friends come first, but I was too busy having a geek attack. To my friends, I apologize, my bad. One of the best things about Comic-Con is the chance to meet people you haven't met before and meet up with people who you don't get to see too often in other venues. This year I met lots of new friends, my hotel roommate John Hallet, the gang at BooM Studios as well as some of my editors at Marvel and DC. I met Ale Garza, who was my Neighbor in Artist Alley. Also in Artist Alley with me was Norm Rapmund who I had met as a teenager working at Collector's Choice in Las Vegas. His hair was a lot bigger back them, but at least he still had his. I also got to meet up with the Utah crew which includes Travis Walton and his family, Paul (Mau'dib) Linsley and his girlfriend Jess, Ian Johnston (my official con-buddy, Ian and I have been roommates at the comic-con for at least 5 years), Jake Black and his Nephew (Jake is looking good too! Way to kick cancer's ass Jake) and the most famous Utahn in comics: Ryan Ottley. I wish I got to spend more everyone but Comic Con is a busy place. I know I'm leaving names out, SORRY! But I can't blog all day. I'll edit you in as I remember!
In my continuing follow up of this year's Comic Con's moments of coolness. I would be criminally liable if I didn't post about spotting JJ Abrams walking the exhibit hall at Comic Con. It was after the exhibit hall had closed that I spotted him talking to another artist. When he was done talking he and his entourage came closer to my artist alley table. This is where I approached him and asked if he was indeed the man JJ Abrams. He responded in the affirmative and was kind enough to talk for a few seconds, shake hands and take the obligatory super geeked out fan shot. Which I will now post here. Ladies and Gentlemen the savior of Star Trek... Mr. JJ Abrams (in a trekkie sandwich with me and Ian)!
Drew Struzan was kind enough to come over and visit me at my artist alley booth this year at SDCC. Drew is an art god, and I was extremely humbled by his visit. He was unbelievably nice and supportive. We only chatted for a minute or two but It will be a moment I remember for the rest of my life! I would have posted this earlier while at the Con, but the hotel where I was staying was charging 12.99 a night for Internet. I love SDCC, but I am so sick of hotels and restaurants price gouging. Wonder what they will do if the con moves. Anyhoo... I have more stuff to post but I gotta get to work. I'll update soon! Next Pics: JJ Abrams and the attack of the NERDS!
Hey all, Long time no post! Its been really busy getting ready for SDCC. I meant to post this on the 4th. That's how busy I am. Anyhoo... Lots of stuff coming up! I'm excited for it hope you will be too. Thanks for sticking with me. I promise It will start coming fast and heavy here pretty soon. So keep coming back.