Monday, May 05, 2008

Real quick FCBD re-cap

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.

9 comments:

rory said...

Cool Cap! I think I would have been a bit bummed to miss the after party, just getting a chance to gleam some science from the likes of Jim Lee, etc. would have been pretty cool.

ryan cody said...

A bit bummed was a bit of an understatement, considering by all accounts the after party was the bomb. I did what I had to do though.

Ungeheier said...

Wow, they let Rob Liefield in the same room with you guys?

hehehe

ryan cody said...

I'm not ashamed to admit that I totally am a fan of Rob. I don't buy any of his books now, but I hardly buy anything. I know of his weaknesses, but you can't deny the energy he brought to his early work, or the comic world in general in the early 90's.

Ungeheier said...

No doubt. I was just teasing because from my outside knowledge he was kinda shunned for a while.

I enjoyed a lot of the art that came out of Image back in the days (the whole reason I started collecting comics). I think most of my drawings I have are of his creations, or mimicking his characters. ;)

I'll always remember the time I met him at Comic con a few years back. Really nice guy.

Stephen Reid said...

A shame you had to split. Looks like you all had a great time.
I would have went to Atomic to see ya! But my beloved team was playing on TV! And my team is my Religion.

rory said...

Steve, I thought large round breasts were your religion...and Ryan, look at the bright side, you got to hang for a little while and are professional enough to even be invited...unlike some of us( wipes tear from cheek)

ryan cody said...

I'm just lucky to be friends with the owner, you're a freaking graphic novelist Rory, I'm extremely geeked about being in CAKE2: Revenge of the Frosting with you.

rory said...

Aww thanks man! (wipes yet another tear)