Another awesome Seattle ComiCon comes to an end. I’m always sad when the con is over. It feels a little similar to the day after Christmas â€” but not quite. I had a great time; I got to meet some of my idols in comics, and also some movie icons, mostly from a distance, though.
Some of the highlights…
Got to meet Ernie Chan, artist of Conan and Power Man and Iron Fist back in the late ’70s and early ’80s. I remember always recognizing his style and taking pains to understand how he could get muscles to look just right.
Met Phuong-Mai Bui-Quang, or P.M.B.Q., and saw her awesome character designs and deceptively simple, almost bamboo brush drawing style. She and her partner have created “Unemployed Pandas,” which I really enjoyed. (Thanks for the free copy of the comic!!)
Spoke with the fantastic Fleet Street Scandal artists Kevin Dart and Chris Turnham (left). I was happy to buy a collection of their work… and get it signed! If I could draw backgrounds half as well as they can, I would die a happy man.
Spoke the longest with the incredibly friendly and talented Steve Rolston, artist of Queen and Country and Emiko Superstar, among other work. He told me about Vancouver’s five annual comic-cons (compared to Seattle’s one and only), so I’ll definitely check those out.