Chicago Comic Con Day 1
LOTS of lookers today, very few buyers. Like… 3. Guess being the first of a 4-day con there are a great many folks just checking things out.
Met a lot of great folks, though, and the day FLEW by. Lots of fun, did a few commissions (mostly ones I booked before the show, but drawing time is good time). I had planned to hit the Artists Party after the day’s shenanigans, but when we got there nobody had showed up yet save the MC, and the restaurant/bar was pretty crowded so we went for dinner at TGI Fridays. That ended up an event in its own right since the Missus is lactose intolerant and nearly EVERYTHING on their menu has milk in it.
I didn’t check, but I’m pretty sure their water had milk in it.
Anyway, that took longer than expected, so we’re calling it a night. Fun day, though. And absolutely great. Can’t wait to do it again tomorrow.
So I freaking won it..!
While everyone else was off at C2E2, I went to the other comic convention going on this past weekend: Wizard Con Toronto. It’s a lot closer to home, and I was pretty keen to try out Tommy Castillo’s Wizard Drink & Draw with some comics pros. There were 2 categories: Amateur & Professional. Being unplublished, I entered as an amateur. After seeing what I was working on, they bumped me up to Pro.
And damned if I didn’t win the thing! I will have my own table at Artists Alley at the Wizardworld Chicago Comic Con August 9-12, 2012. Catch me there!
As an interesting aside, Amy Acker (of Angel, Dollhouse, etc. fame) happened into the bar where we were doing our Drink & Draw and she came over and sat down with me for a minute, watching me draw. She liked my work, too. She was so nice! Very sweet person, absolutely fantastic. My wife and I stopped in at her booth the next day before leaving the Con and she recognized us, commented on my drawings. It was really great.
Weeeeird night for a small-town Georgia-boy. But a damn good one!