Adding his joke to our list of kid written comics is Caleb B., age 12!
The first Awesome Con really lived up to it’s name. It was an amazing weekend! I was there with Ben “Bark To The Future Scribe™” Taylor and we had a fantastic time. We met lots of great folks and made many new fans, young and not young. Everyone we chatted with or sketched for was a genuine pleasure, and from what we could tell, everyone there, including the artists and vendors, had a great time.
I’d like to thank everyone who stopped by the table to chat, grab a sketch, or a book, or a Adam Baldwin Hat, or anything else. My favorite part of cons is meeting and drawing for people, especially kids, and we got that in spades this weekend. Huge thanks have to go out to Ben as well, because it’s really hard to run a table alone, and he’s MUCH more outgoing than I am, and great at bringing folks in while my head is down over a sketch. As you’ll see in the photos, we both had our heads down a lot doing free sketches for kids and other commissions.
More thanks to Leah for that wonderful art you gave us, and to the lady whose name I’ve forgotten who gave me the awesome dog pin. It’s going to be part of my regular con outfit for sure!
A few shout outs! Tony from Advent Comics was a super cool table neighbor, and he got a “Bark To The Future” book after checking out some of our stuff and digging it. Thanks, Tony! Hope you enjoy the story! Check out Advent Comics at http://www.adventcomics.com/ Advent Comics…putting the SOUL back into comics! I got my copy of the Adam and Eve Omnibus from Dan Nokes this weekend and can’t wait to get some time to read it. I also won an amazing original page from the book, which will go up on my wall soon. Dan is the genius behind 21st Century Sandshark. On top of the many, many projects he does, he is also in charge of the small press at the VA Comicon, and simply one super talented and heck of a guy. Please check out his stuff at http://21sandshark.com/blog/ I got to hang out with two of my favorite cartoonists, Dawn Griffin and Chris Flick, who have both been super supportive of me and are just plain awesome people. I am blessed to call them friends. See their work at http://zfcomics.com and http://capesnbabes.com I also got to chat a bit during dinner Saturday night with Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo of Curls Studio. Wonderful people whom I always look forward to seeing a few times a year at cons, and they have MANY things going on over at http://www.curls-studio.com/ I’m sure I’m forgetting some folks, and will add them later on when my brain isn’t goo. *EDIT!* Emmy, who got the Buffy sketch from Ben (which you can see in the gallery) and her friend Amy do a Buffy The Vampire podcast over at http://slayerettespodcast.tumblr.com/ If you’re a fan of Buffy (like me!!!) be sure to check them out! Also, I picked up the cutest little plushie dog from John Gallagher, who does a lot of great comics for kids, including Zoey and Ketchup, which I cannot wait to read to Jules when she gets a little older. Check out his many fun works at http://www.skydogcomics.com/ *END EDIT!*
On to the pictures! I lost my list of names of folks who got sketches, so if you’re in here and not named, PLEASE let me know who you are! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Also, if you have pictures you took at the show of us ( a few kids came around and had pics taken with us behind the table) I’d love to add them to the gallery!
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Our next kid written strip comes from Truman M., age withheld. I love the wordplay with “shoot” and “shot”, and Hunter’s thought bubble in the end cracks me up! Awesome job, Truman!!!