I had an AWESOME time at the con and managed to avoid any major fanboy moments when I met Dichen Lachman so I’ll consider the weekend a victory. While there is a more comprehensive con write-up in the not too distant future (I am thinking Tuesday night) I wanted to show off the loot yours truly acquired while at the con. First up, the comic books:
Top row (L to R): Atomic Robo Vol. 1: Atomic Robo and the Fightin’ Scientists of Tesladyne, Neozoic Vol. 1, Within the Capstone Preview #2, Howard the Duck #28 (thank you Dollar Bins!!), and a retailer-exclusive cover version of Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #1.
Middle row (L to R): X-Men #202 signed by Humberto Ramos (artist), The H.A.R.D. Corps #12 signed by Rodney Ramos (artist), Marvel Knights Daredevil #18 signed by David Mack (artist), Iron Man Hypervelocity #1 signed by Brian Denham (artist), and The New Mutants #100 signed by Rob Liefeld (artist).
Bottom row (L to R): G.I. Joe Origins signed by Ben Templesmith (artist), Generation X Underground Special #1 signed by Jim Mahfood (writer and artist), Angel and the Ape #1 signed by Phil Foglio (writer), Detective Comics #857 signed by J. H. Williams III (artist) and Green Lantern #1 signed by Ethan Van Sciver (artist).
The art pieces:
Top row: Prints by David Mack
Bottom left: Godzilla by Andy Kuhn
Bottom Right: Godzilla by Brian Denham
Finally the misc. stuff:
Top left: The complete SnarfQuest signed by Larry Elmore.
Top right: Nicholas Brendon autographed picture
Bottom: Dichen Lachman autographed picture (she is one of those people who is even more beautiful in person.)
Like I said, the con was a blast and you will see more from me in the coming days! Before I sign-off though I want to give a shout out to Those Anime People, the crew from Complex Actions, Wayne of Wayne’s Comics Closet, McLain McGuire and the entire Capstone Comics Posse, ESE Supplies, and Scott Chitwood of Red 5 Comics. I really enjoyed meeting all of you! You all made Comicpalooza an awesome experience that I am looking forward to repeating soon.
I somehow managed to get suckered in to moderating several panels at this weekend’s Comicpalooza convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center here in Houston so my posting is going to be rather scarce over the next few days. For those of you that are interested here is where I can be found this weekend:
1:00 pm – Room 340 – Publishing your Own Comics (Introduction)
The ins and outs of publishing your own comics with Rod Thornton of Angel Comics, Scott Chitwood of Red 5 Comics, McClain McGuire of Capstone Comics and others. (I have no idea who those others might be.)
11:00 am – Theater A/B – Tomorrow’s Science Fiction (Moderator)
3:00 pm – Room 340 – All About Elmore (Introduction)
Larry Elmore will discuss how he came to be one of the world’s most famous and prolific fantasy artist.
12:00 pm – Room 340 – Technology & Comics (Moderator)
3:00 pm – Room 340 – Drawing the Icons (Moderator)
I promise I will follow up with a comprehensive con report some time next week. Between now and then I will try to get a couple of quick posts done, perhaps my moderator notes or the brief intros that I am writing, but I can’t promise anything as I expect to be a zombie by Monday.