Sorry it's taking me so long to post about Heroes Con! I had an entire post typed out and then my computer froze up and I lost everything I had written. I decided to give myself a few days to properly forget what I wrote, so now I'm ready to type up an even better and more exciting report!
Friday was great; getting to the con, scoping out where everything was, and saying hi to friends I haven't seen in forever. I didn't go to any panels or anything, but I had a good time buying some books I knew I wanted and getting a few things signed. Julie Godwin brought Scott Adsit over to the table to meet us, and that was pretty damn exciting. I was also excited to see and talk to guys like Matt Kindt and Sean Murphy, who both have come to SCAD-Atlanta to do artist workshops for the Sequential Art students.
Do you guys understand how much Sean Murphy rules? Do you?? His arts make me want to be a better artist and experiment with my inks a lot more. I'm definitely going to be following Sean's work.
I finally got Super Spy by Matt Kindt (I was waiting to buy it directly from him so that he would stamp it with his little Super Spy stamp), and I started reading it this week. You should read this book. It is smart, subtle, and designed beautifully.
Dinner Friday night was pretty exhausting, and as soon as we (finally) sat down to eat a band started playing, so we couldn't hear each other. I'll be sure to try and plan something a little more low-key for Friday night next year.
Saturday was a long day of buying more stuff, starting in on my original art trading cards that I started selling, and watching Mark Brooks (sitting two tables down from us) work on a beautiful Black Cat painting for the auction that night. The auction itself was way more fun than I ever thought an auction could be. Mix alcohol, smoking jackets, and sexy Zatana chicks parading around original art pieces by excellent artists, and you'll have fun.
Sunday, I sold several trading cards and met and talked to some pretty nice comics enthusiasts. We also met people looking for Tim Sale's booth. It was a really good day that went by way too fast, but I was more than ready to go home that evening.
I'm really looking forward to Heroes Con 2011, gonna have more stuff to sell, including original art, prints, and Play Ball!!
HEY! Don't forget to pick up JAM! on the 23rd (that's just 10 days from now, folks!)!!!! I have a 3-pager in there, and there are a ton of other artists representing the noble sport of Roller Derby. It's gonna be pretty kickass.