Armed with a praying mantis, sharpies, and a bucket of Theraflu™, (which I would intermittently shove my fists into, and smear all over my face like a pooh-bear in honey) I hauled my infected-ass out to SDCC.
I have to honestly say, that despite being plagued with a mystery-illness that left me covered in bruises, and squeaking like a dolphin for the duration of con, this was one of the most successful SDCCs I have ever attended. As an artist, to be amidst such talented, and mutually ecstatic people, was a highly positive experience that left me feeling quite warm-cockled. I walked off with some pretty sweet booty, as well as the business cards of many talented peepsies. If you have a moment, you should check out some of these awesome people I met:
Jeremy Bastian, I bought a tremendously awesome print from. Also, check out his blog, which has a lot more of his current work.
Lark Pien was painting these teensy lil’ watercolors very intently, so, I wasn’t able to chat with her all that much. However, I really dugg her work)
The freakishly talented Kevin Manthei (Invader Zim’s music man) bought me a sandwich, when I was incapacitated by sickness.
The mastermind behind The Babysitter, Andy Ristaino, has some crazy-mad skills.
Over at Imaginism Studios, Bobby Chiu’s work really struck me.
Justin Parpan‘s dinosaurs and monsters caught me from a distance.
Roman Muradov dropped by the booth while I was signing, and I rifled through his portfolio. He rocks the sequential art.
This is just a short list of people who I found to be inspiring, and had the fortune of meeting.
Finally, thanks to everyone who came up and said “hullo”, and showed a genuine interest in what I do. It meant a great deal to me, while distracting me from the nagging phlegm tugging at my uvula.
PS: If anyone got photos at the signings, could please send them to JRGoldbergLIVES@gmail.com. I’d really appreciate it. Sitting behind the booth did not allow for much photo-documentation, and I tend to be a bit of a geek for nostalgia.
A-Hoocha, hoocha, hoocha… Lobstuh.