Thursday, June 10, 2010

HeroesCon Wrap-Up

HeroesCon was, as usual, a great show.  I love it because it's such a casual atmosphere, so laid back.  There's time to talk to everyone, to see everything, to catch dinner with a lot of folks... it's really a wonderful time.  Plus the Charlotte community is so incredibly kind and involved; we see a lot of hardcore comics fans at shows like this, but how often do you have casual readers swing by and bring a copy of a book that they picked up and enjoyed?  Shelton has done a wonderful job of making the show a great and inviting event for the community, and in doing so makes tabling all the more pleasurable on our end. Highlights - I got to have dinner with a great bunch of fellows, including Craig Fischer, Mike Rhode, Shannon Gallant, Chris Sparks, and one of my very favorite cartoonists, Richard Thompson.  The next day, I was lucky enough to snag this Cul-De-Sac original from him.  It was an extremely difficult choice, picking one, but I'm very happy with what I ended up getting:

 I also had a great time on the All-Ages panel, got to visit with the ever-charming Roger Langridge (and snag some of his gorgeous muppet art, this one featuring Fozzy Bear and Sherlock Holmes standing in front of a wall of photos of other muppets), and just had an all-around great time. Picking up stuff from Francesco Francavilla, Chris Samnee, Tom Fowler, and a few of the other Comic Twart guys at the show got me inspired.  I shouldn't say GOT me inspired.  The Comic Twart blog has BEEN inspiring me for weeks.  It's the reason I drew John Carter.  It's the reason I've been trying to use any down time doing various pinups and sketches.  You really should check it out. Anyway, their topic this week is Steve Bryant's Athena Voltaire character, so I thought I'd try my hand at it, too.  I did another snow peak drawing recently, and enjoyed it, so thought I'd try another. 


Doctor Fantastic said...

As always, Chris, you made my convention uber-enjoyable! Thanks so much for taking time to chat with me about future Crogan adventures. Can't wait to do it again next year!

Brian said...


Great to get to meet you at the show and thanks again for the poster and the sketches in both Crogan's Vengence and Crogan's March.