Tuesday, March 13, 2007

More David Mack @ NY ComicCon

Here's a hardcover of Kabuki "Dreams" with a fun sketch in it. It looks oddly familiar LOL! I got this at the Javitz show.

Steve Leialoha @ WonderCon SFO

Steve had stopped by on Saturday to speak with Gene Colan and we were introduced (though we had met one time previously in San Diego a few years ago). I wanted to grab a nice hardcover, if they were available, of the Fables series so I stopped by Steve's booth on Sunday in search of one. He had one copy of "1001 Nights" and was kind enough to do this cool blue line sketch inside. I have heard great things about this series so I look forward to reading it.

Linda Medley @ WonderCon SFO

I was sitting next to Linda at the con and was watching her work on a nice watercolor commission. We started to talk and after I saw her work spotlighted at the "World's of Wonder" exhibit at the Cartoon Art Museum I went searching for one of her books. She pointed me in the direction of Comic Relief (she had no books to sell with her). They had all the individual comics but when I saw this collected hardcover of "Castle Waiting" it was an easy decision. She was kind enough to add this fun drawing and inscription.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

David Mack @ WonderCon SFO

I saw David Mack at the NYC Con the week before but he wasn't doing more than the regular Kabuki quick sketches so I bought a "Dreams" hardcover with said sketch and left it at that. Things were hectic in NY and I knew he would be in San Francisco the next week. So when I saw him at Wonder Con I asked once again if he had a sketch in him, he put me off but I was going to keep asking anyway. I would keep trying at least. Never had a problem getting something in the past so.........

No luck on Friday but by Sunday I think I had worn him down and he agreed to do a Death sketch. I also grabbed a copy of Kabuki #8 with a sketch drawn on it & a fun Kabuki patch (all for my wife who couldn'y attend). David's a good guy & an amazing artist.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Driving Cross Country *sigh*

Well, we moved from California. Yep! And right in the middle of winter no less. Drat! I'll try and draft a more comprehensive recollection of the trip at a later date but one of the lo-lights was our nightmare thru Texas. An ice storm had rolled thru the day before we got there and the imbeciles, who should be ashamed of themselves, did'nt bother to salt or sand the interstate so literally the second we got to "Welcome to Texas" (F-U!) we were greeted by a 3 inch layer of ice completely covering the entire highway, it was basically a 200+ mile long ice rink, and a line of tractor trailers stopped as far as the eye could see. About 24 hours and a dozen or more jack knifed semis we we thru and into Oaklahoma (where the highways were perfectly fine as it was in New Mexico also). As we sat for hours and hours, stopped, while 18 wheeler after 18 wheeler were being scraped off the highways I got a little sick of driving so I handed off the wheel to our dog Benny, who's a pretty good driver, except he's got a bit of a lead paw (see photo & check out the speed-o-meter!) What a trip, glad it's over & I'll NEVER drive thru TexASS again!