To be honest, I was envisioning this being a women’s T-shirt, thus the pink color, but if you guys are saying you’d wear it as well, I’m happy to consider a more unisex color scheme.
Comic Con International 2006 Report, Part TwoOne of the things that makes a comic convention a truly exceptional experience is the costumes. As you might expect, the level of theatrics at Comic Con is beyond compare.
And, of course, always looking out for my readers, I’ve included a few of the the ever-present booth babes. Enjoy.
Comic Con International 2006 Report, Part OneI arrived in San Deigo for Comic Con International a little before midnight Thursday night. Unfortunately, that was a early as I could make it out. I was disappointed that I had missed a great day Thursday, but I was grateful to be able to be there at all. I shared a hotel room with Paul Taylor from whom many of these photos are stolen.
Our booth, as you can see, stood out like a beacon to the weary fan. Mega-thanks to Sandra Tayler (Howard’s wife) for sewing the booth coverings. The booth looked awsome. Dave Kellett also put in a truckload on work on signage and bookstands. In all — thanks to the cooperation of everybody involved, we had a darned professional presentation working for us.
The great thing about comic conventions in general — and this one in particular — is seeing all of your old friends. Sarah (right) is one of those people. We met Sarah at the New York Comic Con. Her delightful presence made the con that much brighter for us all. She’s interning at DC right now, working on some sort of Top Secret project. Whatever it is, I know it will be all the better for her involvement.
Leah Riley (right) is another old friend who stopped by the Blank Label booth. I met her and the vivacious Annie Broadwater at Wizard World Chicago last year. They represent Lulu, the company that prints and sells my books. Lulu has been a tremendous partner in growing my comic and I couldn’t be happier with their quality or their customer service.
The other great thing about comic conventions is making new friends. David Willis and I both met the gorgeous Ms. Monster (right) when she crept across our booth. The Blue Bombshell is a TV Horror Host! Longtime readers will know of my fascination with TV Horror Hosts. Needless to say, I was thrilled to meet her. She also has an interesting MySpace page.
And, of course, there was the costumes. You’ve got to love the costumes. Here’s a photo of me taking to a woman with an incredibly intricate costume. Seriously, her eyelashes must have weighed five pounds. Each. She spent quite a bit of time talking to all of the us at BLC.
The BLC booth was right next to voice artist Billy West of Futurama and Ren & Stimpy fame. This is Billy posing with a couple dressed as the Blue Beetle and Catwoman. I saw these same people in Philly for Wizard World and I missed the opportunity to take their photo. This time, I was quicker with my camera.
More to come next week.
Disney gives traditional animation another shotBoy, I hope this ends up successful…
[Reuters] Walt Disney Studios has reunited with the directors of its box office disaster “Treasure Planet” as part of a plan to get back into the decidedly unfashionable business of traditional animation.
The new project, “Frog Princess,” will put a female spin on the classic fairy tale, according to sources.
It will be overseen by John Musker and Ron Clements, who left the studio shortly after “Treasure Planet” bombed at the end of 2002, grossing just $38 million domestically.
In their heyday at Disney, they demonstrated their ability to spin a popular tale around a female protagonist with 1989’s “The Little Mermaid.” They also worked on such traditionally animated Disney musicals as “Aladdin” and “Hercules.”
VILF shirtConsider this a preview of my San Diego Comic Con Report. At one point duting the con, a few people came up to talk to me about Evil Inc. Among them were Gillead and his roommate — dressed as Starslip characters.
Someone brought up the VILF gag in this strip and mentioned that it would make a great pin.
Pin?? It would make a great T-shirt!!
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