Highlights - I got to have dinner with a great bunch of fellows, including Craig Fischer, Mike Rhode, Shannon Gallant, Chris Sparks, and one of my very favorite cartoonists, Richard Thompson. The next day, I was lucky enough to snag this Cul-De-Sac original from him. It was an extremely difficult choice, picking one, but I'm very happy with what I ended up getting:
I also had a great time on the All-Ages panel, got to visit with the ever-charming Roger Langridge (and snag some of his gorgeous muppet art, this one featuring Fozzy Bear and Sherlock Holmes standing in front of a wall of photos of other muppets), and just had an all-around great time.
Picking up stuff from Francesco Francavilla, Chris Samnee, Tom Fowler, and a few of the other Comic Twart guys at the show got me inspired. I shouldn't say GOT me inspired. The Comic Twart blog has BEEN inspiring me for weeks. It's the reason I drew John Carter. It's the reason I've been trying to use any down time doing various pinups and sketches. You really should check it out.
Anyway, their topic this week is Steve Bryant's Athena Voltaire character, so I thought I'd try my hand at it, too. I did another snow peak drawing recently, and enjoyed it, so thought I'd try another.