My weekend was rife with little problems and inconvenient issues, but overall was pretty great. Starting out with my car breaking down on Friday, which isn't terrible as I luckily have access to plenty of others, so I ended up driving a car much better than my own for the weekend, but it did eat up some time and cause some headaches. Saturday I met up with Ben Glendenning and we rode over to our Free Comic Book Day signing together. There we met up with Tony Parker, and a few other local creators, and spent the next 6 hours sketching for the Hero Initiative, and goofing off, it was a great time and the staff at Atomic Comics Chandler was fantastic. Ben and I started a jam piece, that should be added to over the next couple months, I did Cap and he did Iron Man and here is one of the sketches I did for a local Dad of his 2 boys, they picked their powers, the younger one wanted to be able to turn into anything, and the older boy wanted to breath fire.
After the sketching I went back to the hotel to meet up with everybody, got to chat with people, very briefly with Whilce Portacio and Jim Valentino. At dinner I was able to be part of an amusing roundtable of chaos led by Jim Lee for a few minutes but I had to duck out early to rescue my girlfriend and friend from the clutches of a sadistic tow company. So I missed the rest of dinner, and the after party. I wish I could have met a few more of the Image guys, but it was a great time over all. Big thanks again to Mike Malve, the Glendennings, and everyone else.
Also! I contributed a Punisher pin-up to the Josh Medors Benefit Auction, to help him with medical costs as he battles cancer. There is a link up at the Emerald City Con site, my art is lot 21, I hope I can help out, at least a little.
EDIT - Check out this great photo post Ben put up on his deviant site.