After a harrowing drive from L.A. with a 1-year old screaming the whole way, it was a real treat to check in at our fancy hotel and lay down for a few minutes before a quick shower and rush off to Comic Con. And great not to stand in line for hours like the regular attendants – Pre-registrered professionals got the royal treatment! Luckily I met some people from the Isotope signing in San Francisco right away, so I had a party to get lost from. And you do get lost, believe me.
Having never been to Comic Con before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Preview Night sounds exclusive and secretive, but apparently it’s just Comic Con with slightly less people. It seemed pretty crowded though, I dread the stampede today when the con opens for real.
|Judge Dredd posing for the camera|
|Exclusive crowd of thousands|
Slightly overwhelmed by the gazzilion comics, toys, games and movies on display, I dropped by the Trickster event across the street. Besides serving beers and drinks, Trickster boasts of creator-owned books, people and events, like the life drawing you see below. I grabbed a seat next to David Mack and did some fast-drawing. So good to be sketching again, after weeks of family time with no time to go in the creative zone.
|Life drawing at Trickster, accompanied by a DJ|
|San Diego by night|
Morning now, so I’m heading out again, with a slight hangover and more copies of my book to show off. See you in the trenches!
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