Wow. A major Chicago comics convention in Chicago, actually focusing on comics--as opposed to a suburban con with wrestlers and has-been genre actors. A short walk to Chinatown for dinner, a view of the downtown skyline and blue sky streaming in the windows. The perfect location for a show. C2E2 is off to a great start. Everyone I talked with wants the show to succeed and is passing the word for next year. You know I'll be there.
I used the term "major" above because we already have a lovely one-day Chicago show in the fall, Windy City Comicon.
Above: Long time friend and collaborator Doug Rice joined me at my table in Artist Alley. Doug created Dynamo Joe at First Comics, and has written and drawn many other comics including Manhunter for DC, as well as storyboarding cartoons for Warner Brothers. I appear to be toppling over from the excitement. Below: Stopping by for a visit is Chicago illustrator Scott Gustafson, another old friend. Check out Scott's terrific paintings here. Photos by yet another Chicago pal, Gordon Flagg.
There's a new convention coming to town. From April 16-18 I'll be attending the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo, aka C2E2. Unlike that other big Chicago comics convention, this one is being held in CHICAGO, at the Lakeside Center of McCormick Place. I'll be sharing a table in Artist Alley with Jason Millet, doing sketches, signing comics, and just hanging out. Stop by and say hello. Here's C2E2's website.
Later this year I'll be at the Summit City Con in Fort Wayne, as well as the mutant monster that is Comicon in San Diego.
HEY! This is where I'll let you know what I'm working on, what comic conventions I'm attending, as well as make note of other events and unrelated stuff that interests me.
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