Friday, July 31, 2009
Comic Con recap
Man oh man...Comic Con! Have you been? It's really hard to sum up the experience of my first Con. Overwhelming is the word that initially comes to mind. 125,000 something people in attendance, many in costumes. There were giant robots, huge displays. It was awesome!!!
It was a perfect place to introduce Lunch Lady to the world.
Here is a fully linkable off-the-top-of-my-head list of the old friends, new friends, fellow panelists and people I geeked out over in San Diego—Holly Black (author of The Good Neighbors), Dan Santat (illustrator of Chicken Dance), Tony & Angela DiTerlizzi (author & illustrator of Meno), Jenni Holm (author of Babymouse), Bob Boyle (creator of Wow! Wow! Wubzy!), Eric Wright (author and illustrator of Frankie Pickle), Mike Moon (illustrator of How to Potty Train Your Monster and Art Director for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends), David Horvath (creator of Ugly Dolls), Ted Biaseli (voice actor on Marvel Super Hero Squad), Bryan Lee O'Malley (author/illustator of Scott Pilgrim), Hope Larson (author/illustrator of Chiggers), Cecil Castellucci (author of Geektastic), Gene Yang (author/illustrator of American Born Chinese), Mac McCool (author/illustrator of Arizona), Chris Schweizer (author/illustrator of Crogan's Vevenge), and Derek Kirk Kim (illustrator of Eternal Smile).
If you haven't already, do check out all of their projects!
The biggest geek-out moment for me—attending a live read of a Sponge Bob Square Pants episode with the cast and then later bumping into Tom Kenny, the voice of Sponge Bob himself, on the conference floor. He was the nicest, coolest person. That is a true Comic Con moment.
Publishers Weekly just published a piece covering all things for kids at the Con. Check out their coverage here.
Finally, here are a few pics that I snapped: