Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Wondercon 2006, Verdict.....Success!!!
Well, my first appearance @Wondercon 2006 went off w/a bang. I want to extend my gratitude to all my fans I got to meet and the new fans I earned. To those I inspired and in turn inspire me, a big thank you. I really appreciated everyone's comments and surprised by all the praise I received. I got to meet some great people through it all. I finally got to meet Cheeks, and we got to trade books. I also met some friends of friends, including Ed and Octavio, through John Nevarez, Patrick Morgan, and Jose Lopez. If you dont know of these guys' work check it out. See the astounding and awe inspiring work of John Nevarez here; http://john-nevarez.blogspot.com/
Then a big congrats to Patrick Morgan and Ed for the completion of their Whaleboy maquette, check it out on Patrick's blog
..Drumroll please..... Jose Lopez is coming out w/his own book. We have been salivating @ the arrival of this book so a big thank you...Mariachi Samurai will blow you all away... check out Jose's blog here; http://www.desoluz.blogspot.com/
Some other great things from Wondercon 2006, while setting up Sat AM, a warm hearted gentleman rolled up w/his family in tow to admire my work and the compliments were abundant. Upon him purchasing my book I bent down to sign it and saw his badge, it was Mike Mignola!!I was totally flattered that one of the greats bought my book, a true compliment and a great way to start the day!!! Not only a talented chap but a kind fellow.
I sold quite a few books through Stuart Ng as well; http://www.stuartngbooks.com/ Thank you Stuart for spreading my illness throughout the world.
I also want to say thank you to Redmachine comics for whom was my neighbor @ the Con who took these great photos. Two really great guys, Bryan and Troy, check them out here http://www.spirit-knight.com
Also a big shout to a new artist to our realm. Daniel Davis w/ Steamcrow press and his new book Caught Creatures. An amazing artist and a friendly, warm and funny individual. His wife Donna is as wonderful as Daniel is too. Check out his work here
Of course a few more thanx to the local art students in SF, a motivated class who were nothing but grateful for every ounce of advice I passed on to them, I will check out as many bogs and sites as possible, from Jesskat to a a few others....
I wish Mr. Stephen Silver the best of luck when he exhibits @ the Con in NYC @ the end of this month. I know you all are aware of this master, but check him out if you are not. http://stephensilver.blogspot.com/
Lets all treat this as a great experience and I look forward to exhibiting next year w/my self publsihed book, due out @ the end of 2006.