Comic Con has come and gone! What a whirlwind. Being that I traveled so much this year, I wanted to minimize my time on the road, while maximizing my time. So here's how it all went down:
Friday 5:20AM Eastern Time. Leave the house, head to the airport. On the flight, I re-read Scott Pilgrim vol. 5 (I had been re-reading all the previous volumes that week in anticipation for vol. 6's release.) Then I read Scott Pilgrim vol. 6. And then it was over. Tear. But what a fantastic conclusion to a great group of books. I slept some, drew some, wrote some. It was a good flight.
12 PM Pacific Time. I land. Head to the hotel, check in and run into my old pal from the Target festivals, DJ Lance Rock of Yo Gabba Gabba! I head up to my room, freshen up and head out to an industry party. (Sounds important, right?)
1-4 PM Pacific Time. Great party where I run into lots of great pals. Danny Santat, Bob Boyle, Tony and Ang DiTerlizzi. The list goes on and on.
4-6 PM Pacific Time. I walk the convention floor with aforementioned pals. My tired mind fails to properly process the insanity that is the Comic Con floor.
6:30-7 PM Pacific Time. Disco nap.
7:30 PM on - the Eisner Awards. I had no expectations of taking home the top prize in the category I was nominated in. And I didn't and that is OK—because it is an honor to be nominated!
|More Scott Pilgrimness. The entire cast presented the first few awards. I barely paid attention when they were calling my category.|
|This is the silver sticker that I can now adorn my book with! (Brushes shoulder off.)|
Somewhere around midnight Pacific, I finally get to sleep.
Saturday 5 AM Pacific Time. Even though I have quite a few hours left to sleep, my body is stuck on Eastern Time. . . and Eastern Time with a baby. *sigh*
10 AM (OK, by now you know it's Pacific Time. . .) I make my way to the Random House booth and meet up Babymouse pals Jenni and Matt Holm. By sheer coincidence, (seriously, not on purpose. . . I swear!) I had a yellow sketchbook and Matt had a pink one. So Jenni posed.
11 AM. Signing
12 PM. Interview with the folks at Suvudu.com.
1 PM on -- Met up with lots of writer/illustrator/comics/TV pals. Way too many to list here. And lots of A-Z list celebrity sightings, too.
Here is a small sampling:
Here is a small sampling:
|Incredible costume. . . that kept following us.|
|This is what happens when you have lunch with creative minds!|
|Bob Boyle and James Burks in their booth, filled with their awesome work.|
|A whole crew of people who are responsible for a great number of graphic novels for young readers.|
|And this is that same crew in costume. (Kidding. But it makes for a good segue into posting pics of the costumes seen at the Con.)|
|Didn't see many Storm Troopers this year, but did see lounge lizard Vader and Boba Fett.|
|This costume is fantastic. And probably better suited for colder climates. . .|
|Gotta love the dedication to superheroes that you don't read about everyday.|
|That is dedication to props.|
|I wish I had more pics of the costumes. This was my 2nd Comic Con, so I guess if you've seen one giant robot, you've seen them all!|
Finally, at about 10:30 PM Pacific Time on Saturday, I flew out of San Diego.
Sunday 6:30 AM Eastern Time. Landed in Boston. I drove the 2 hour drive home and then—slept. A lot.