Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login

So, Comic-Con went well...

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 31, 2008, 9:15 PM


Portfolio ::::: Agent ::::: Store ::::: Livejournal ::::: Fanfiction





Comic-con went well.  It was INCREDIBLY hectic, but here are a few highlights:

-After recovering from the Traffic Jam from Hell, on Friday morning I stopped by the booth of "The Chosen One" (a hilarious animated movie which is a must-see for any Futurama fan), because I saw the name "Chris Sarandon" beckoning me like a... giant beckoning thing.  I started chatting with the guys at the booth about Chris (they talked about how great it was to work with him, and I tried not to respond with fangirlish squeeing), and I decided to show them my Prince Humperdinck pic.  They were delighted, and took a photo of it to send to Chris.  I was thrilled!  I was right in that Humperdinck would be my patron saint.  How cool is that?  

-I met an old friend M. who is now an art director at Wizards of the Coast, and who invited me to lunch with some other art directors.  They looked at my portfolio, and offered me some good suggestions how to break into the fantasy market.  Expect some more fantasy art here soon- but first I need to go back and sit in on some figure drawing classes at Art Center to freshen my memory.

-Art Goddess Rebecca Guay actually remembered me from last year's con!  I sat at her feet (literally- the booths were cramped) and she gave me more advice viz. the fantasy market.  She also introduced me to Donato Giancola.  I exclaimed, "I love your paintings, they're so glowy!"  He's a very nice guy- very professional and gentlemanly.  I also met Christian Azzarello, who is a fellow Art Center alum.  I actually could guess that by looking at the style of his paintings, which made him laugh.

-Last but not least, I ran into Felicia Day, aka Penny from "Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog."  I was standing at the Oni Press booth, having taken off my backpack after hiking around and showing a bunch of my stuff to the small press publishers, when I saw this cute redhead standing next to me, browsing through comics. "My," I thought to myself, "she looks like Felicia Day!"  I contemplated introducing myself to her, but decided against it.  What if I was wrong, and she wasn't Felicia Day?  I'd look silly.

However, the Oni Press people save me from looking dorky by asking her themselves.  She started pulling out a headshot- and deciding I might as well be a dork for once, I walked around the gathering crowd and stood next to her again.  She asked if anyone had a Sharpie- and lo and behold, I had one!  (I usually carry a small arsenal of art supplies with me when I travel.)  She signed the headshot for them, and gave me one too because I had the Sharpie.  I gave her a promo for my illustrations in Astonishing Adventures, and she thanked me.  How awesome is that?  

Anyway, it all went really well.  It was alternately exciting and tiresome, and in the end, flat out exhausting.  Now, I have the SCBWI summer conference this weekend.  More networking and schmoozing... whee!






  • Watching: "Law and Order"
  • Eating: chicken cup noodle with Tabasco
  • Drinking: Mike's hard lemonade
Add a Comment:
 
:iconsofish:
sofish Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Student General Artist
that IS cool...and awsome, wow you got your chance to show your art to so many people, i's a good way to get public!:D
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
Reply
:iconelenatria:
ElenaTria Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, it appears you've been showing your portfolio to quite a lot of people!.... :faint: It's exhilarating, but also such a pain in the butt sometimes!... Let's just see what happens, I'm so curious! :D
I'm so envious, you were actually there!... >sigh< So many people were there, and since I'm not familiar with all those illustrators and art directors, it appears I would lose my mind over all the famous actors!..... :faint:
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'll be sure to keep you guys posted on what happens. :)
Reply
:iconcyrionb:
CyrionB Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
:D Yours is the best Con response I've heard! Quite a successful artistic adventure!
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. It was quite successful, I think. :)

Really? What were the other Con responses like?
Reply
:iconcyrionb:
CyrionB Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
From the many reports and snippets I've observed from entertainment magazines, news sites, blogs, and what not, yours was more personable (of course), cheerful and seemingly most productive. That's what I meant. Everybody else was just noting who was there, and all the gossip.
Reply
:iconcabepfir:
cabepfir Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Rebecca Guay :faint: I adore her art. And good luck with your pic going to Chris Sarandon!
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's so awesome you love her too! Isn't her art fabulous? She's a very nice person too. And Chris has already seen the pic... I'm going to write an entry on that soon. :XD:
Reply
:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
That sounds fantastic. Congratulations on all the inspiration and opportunities. I bet that made all the traffic worthwhile :)
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It sure did! I'm so glad I went. :D
Reply
:iconhabitualflippancy:
HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad the exciting parts were exciting! :)
Reply
:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, it was a real roller coaster. ;P
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:iconsuburbanbeatnik: More from suburbanbeatnik


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
July 31, 2008
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
887 (1 today)
Favourites
0
Comments
13
×