Tuesday, April 3, 2012

[JONATHAN] Seattle euphoric

Back from a great time in Seattle at the Emerald City Comic Con and very happy with how things went. The show's attendance went from the low 30,000s last year (which was already great) to over 50,000 this year! It was crazy! I kept getting thrown off at the show on Friday because it was so busy, I kept thinking it was Saturday! The crowd was happy and enthusiastic, even though the weather was cold and rainy all weekend.

Our group was situated in the middle of Artist Alley and we were next to the extremely popular Flash creators, Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul. They had crowds of people around them all weekend. Clearly, their book has fans.

By mid-Saturday, I sold more prints and sketchbooks than at any other show we've done so far. I didn't do as much drawing as I did in San Diego, but still drew a bunch of sketches. Especially on Sunday. As usual, I didn't take pictures of all of them, but here are the ones I did capture on camera:

Robot Racer at the bottom of the page


All-Star Superman's Super-Lois


Wonder Woman


Sushi & a robot (was up to me how they were integrated)


Iron Man


Cortana (from Halo Legends) & 343 Guilty Spark


Batman


Ghost Rider & Symbiote Spider-Man


Robot Wolverine

And again, I'm so thankful I have a smart phone so I can look up reference for these characters. :-P

The only downside of the show being so busy was that I didn't get to walk around the convention floor at all. I was planning to do that on Sunday, but it ended up being the busiest day with the most sketches to get done. So didn't get to see who else was there. But I was very happy I got to meet Ramon Perez. He was sitting right behind me, so I got to pop over to his table for a minute. I brought my copy of Tale of Sand for him to sign. That book is extremely gorgeous -- one of the most beautiful, original looking books I've seen in a while. If you don't know about this book, do yourself a favor and check it out!

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