Man, what another great weekend! I met up with my old Chicago pals Brion Foulke and Jen Brazas to claim our prize as winners of last year’s Webcomic Challenge, which earned us full Guest of Honor status and an all-expenses paid trip back to the show. It made for a wonderfully low-stress and fun weekend. We shared a dealer’s room table between the three of us, and got to hang out with a bevy of fantastic webcomickers, including reunions with folks we hung out with last year, like Brian Wilson who’s launched his new comic Geist Panik, the always funny and affableMichael “Mookie” Terracciano, and Chris Malone, who was on the receiving end of his feud with the aforementioned Mr. Wilson at the webcomics auction this year.
I also caught up with well-travelled Jennie Breedan and In His Likeness’ James Hatten in the Artist’s Colony, picked up two Octopus Pie volumes from Meredith (with sparkles!), and chatted with Aaron Diaz about the particulars of page composition and the wonders of the Cintiq. I also bumped into the creators of Prime of Ambition, a particularly well done fantasy comic who I’d had the pleasure of meeting last year.
Lastly, we had the good fortune to spend some quality time with the talented Dave Lister of Paradox Lost and his charming girlfriend. Much talk was had over our shared geek origins of Robotech, Nausicaa, and all things Science! Great times.
Now to get you that page I promised.
EDIT: I would be completely remiss if I neglected to mention that I also had a really fun Art Jam with Nick of GHOSTBUSTERS-STYLE.
Also, a big hello to Ross of The System. It was good to catch up with you, too, man!