Friday, February 17, 2006
WONDERCON WAS A BLAST!!!!
Wondercon was The BOMB!!! It was such a great time.
Here we are at Wondercon last week from Left to right is Myself, Flo (she was kind enough to model our new Whaleboy T-shirt around the Con the day before), Ed Acosta, John Nevarez, and Jose Lopez.
Thanks to all the people who came by over the weekend to say hi. We had such a blast meeting everyone.
I feel so fortunate to be sharing a booth with my pals Jose Lopez and John Nevarez. They are two of the most talented people I know. John was selling his amazing sketchbook and drawing like a man possessed, Jose was previewing his upcoming sketchbook featuring "Mariachi Samurai" which should be out in April, and selling prints and original sketches. Check out their Blogs at http://john-nevarez.blogspot.com/
Ed Acosta, (one of my Whaleboy partners. (Taesoo Kim couldn't make it)) was there too. Thanks Ed, I had such a blast hangin' and promoting Whaleboy with you. Ed plans on getting a sketchbook out by Comic Con. He is a character Designer for Family Guy. His drawings are hilarious.
Next to us were John and Shelly Loter, who were awesome. We couldn't have asked for better neighbors. check out their site at http://www.loter.com
Around the corner from us was Louie Del Carmen and Octavio Rodriguez who were both selling their amazing books. Pure inspiration. Check out thier blogs at http://www.randomanomalies.blogspot.com http://www.thecano.blogspot.com. It was great to finally hang with the legendary Octavio. He came to hang out for drinks and dinner on Friday and Saturday night, and he shared the pain of getting up early for the Con with a hangover.
My bud David Coleman was there selling his sketchbookbook and prints. That guy is amazing, and a great fella. http://davidcolman.blogspot.com
It was great to see Alberto Ruiz too. He came by to chat as well. His stuff is ridiculous. check his work at http://processjunkie.blogspot.com/
I picked up some sketchbooks from Sean "Cheeks" Galloway and Alina Urusov. Truly amazing work and very nice peoople. I wish I was able to chat with them more. They are at http://cheeks-74.deviantart.com/gallery/
It was great to see my bud Justin Ridge. He moved to the bay area to work for Lucasfilm on the Clone Wars. Glad he's doing well. http://justinridge.blogspot.com
Anyhoo, Comic Con is coming up soon, and John Jose and myself will be exhibiting together ther too. Can't wait. See you there.