If you were born anytime after 1980, don't expect to get that reference. Bad novelty song from the 70's, that's all you gotta know. But it also alludes to my con appearances from the past month,which I'm here with digital photos in hand to regale you with. So what're we waitin' for? Let's get to regalin'!
Before the cons even went down, I did a "Little Green Men" signing at Wonderworld Comics in Taylor Michigan in late October. My pal and fellow comic creator Tony Miello set it up for me, and shop owner Dennis Barger hosted the whole sha-bang. Good shop and good people. Here's a pic from that day.
The following weekend was the very first DETROIT FANFARE comic con in Dearborn, Michigan. I had a blast--seated next to the always friendly, funny and phenomenal artist Guy Davis (creator of the comic The Marquis and artist on Dark Horse's BPRD comic).
Rosemary Van Deuren (whom I seriously regret not getting a photo with--she wore the coolest Liz Sherman costume at the con! That's a Hellboy character, for the unaware--appropriate since Guy draws her in BPRD, y'see!
But the ink was hardly dry on the commissions I drew at Fanfare before I was all packed up for the following weekend and headed down I-75 south with cartoonist Tony Miello, blazing a trail to Mid Ohio Con! This was the view from the terrace on our floor. Much nicer than the standard hotel parking lot views I'm used to...
Tony Miello (creator of "Gapo the Clown") hunkered down behind me. It was actually Tony's space, but he brought an extra table for me, and created a non-con approved end booth for me. I'm so indebted to the big lug, I tell ya.
Adam Hughes! If you don't know, Adam is THE cover artist for almost every sexy female superhero that DC comics produces, as well as having sexed up covers for Dark Horse, Marvel and Star wars projects. Adam was a very cool person (in keeping with all the other cool folk I'd met at these cons), and I gave him a Wonder Woman piece I drew, which parodied a famous Wonder Woman cover he drew some years back. Such a great memory....
I've got more cons planned already for the spring and summer, and will let you know about them before too long. In the meantime, this may be the last you hear from me before the holidays hit. So my best and warmest to you and yours this season, and I hope to catch up with you guys soon, if not before the ball drops on Times Square, than certainly soon after, and in the best of circumstances for a bright and wonderful 2011!