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SDCC 2010 / David Mack

SDCC 2010 / David Mack

The one artist I always have to go and visit at Comic-con is the one and only, David Mack!

I missed him the first day I was at the convention. He said he was out getting a snack and I happened to drop by the one time he left his table. Fortunately, I literally  ran into him the next day on my second visit attempt. Guy also gives the best hugs!

He is usually surrounded by his many fans. His beautiful girlfriend, Rupa, assisted him all weekend. He is one of the nicest artist to talk to at this busy, busy convention and it’s always a good idea to stop by, say hello, and drool (figuratively, not literally…!) at his artwork. I recommend it.

See you again next year, David! Thank you for the signed books!

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Our yearly tradition of taking a photo. Technically, we are "growing old" together, yes? ;)

SDCC 2010 / David Mack

San Diego Comic Com 2009 – Report Part 5

Saying hi to David Mack is a tradition at comic book convention!

(Okay, so I missed him last year at the con, but I got caught up with working for a friend… haha)

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As per usual, he was awesome and gave Giselle a bunch of free stuff. Thanks again, David, for always welcoming me to come and bother you!

West Hollywood Book Fair

Yesterday, a friend and I went to the West Hollywood Book Fair– which I found out about mostly because David Mack was there for a panel. The fair was a little disappointing. The variety of books for sale was lacking– at least, I didn’t see anything besides New Age and sex books. Which are fine… but not what I wanted to shop for, really! We ended up hanging out at the comic books and sci-fi pavilion; and wasting money on some crappy crepes some guys were cooking at a food booth. Bad food is always so disappointing….

We mostly littered about the Golden Apple and Tokyopop booth. Pawing at comic books and bothering people… the usual!

The first thing we did was Mack’s panel which we were a little late on. Here are some photos and a video clip from the panel.

And just because she’s a doll, here’s my friend Anna. I don’t know what she was laughing at… I think it was me she was laughing at. Yeah. That makes sense.

I did actually buy one book under Anna’s recommendation. I might do a review of it here in the future– I think it’s going to be a rather interesting book. Anna said the words “cannibalism” and “gay sex” and I was easily won over…. till next time!

Comic-Con 2007 – Initial Report

San Diego Comic-Con 2007, much like it’s previous years, was huge with too many people nerding all over the place.

This year, I was a half a regular attendee, and then I had one foot in the “professional” side of things. I was with my good friend, Christy Lijewski (creator of Next Exit and RE:Play), for the most part, accompanying her to her panels, signings, and talking to different comic book publishers. Needless to say, it was very interesting for me!

Unfortunately, despite attending the convention for all four days, I managed to miss most of the people I had wanted to see. I definetely made it a point to say hello to David Mack and Stuart Sayger. I also found Aimee Major and she drew adorable cats for me. I also picked up Mack’s The Shy Creatures book, which is all together delightful to own.

I kept my eye out for people I knew from the Bendis Board but never found any of them. I don’t know too many of them, really, and many of them do not know me for I fail to be active on the forums anymore. It’s been years since I saw Pat Loika or Taki Soma though and I do miss them.

I didn’t really get to attend a lot of panels. I attempted to get into the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” panel, but failed miserably as the room filled up quickly. I hate standing in line… and I stood in line for that one, too! My friends and I got into the Futurama panel, which was a lot of fun as a lot of the voice actors were present for it. Futurama fans can look forward to new movies coming soon.

I missed the Live Art party on Friday, but I did get to attend another great party on Saturday night– though the details of that party should be kept a secret among us. Yes. It was that awesome. Sorry… no dirty stories about myself here! Only about other people.

Overall, the convention wasn’t too bad. Even though Saturday sold out, the crowd wasn’t as bad I expected. The convention did an amazing job controlling the crowd and I am very appreciative of it. It was exhausting having to be there for all four days and I wished I had done more and seen more people– but that’s always seem to be the general feeling that Comic-con always leave me with.

Pictures and more will come soon!

Wizard World Los Angeles, David Mack, James Kyson Lee!

One of my favorite convention is Wizard World Los Angeles, and I’ve had much fantastic memories of the convention from all the years I attended. This year was full of good memories and fun, but I must admit, it wasn’t the best Wizard World I attended. The convention moved from the Long Beach Convention Center to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Although, the L.A. center is a nice one, it’s location in the downtown area is pretty inconvenient and less inaccessible. Plus, $15-30 for parking?… I don’t think so. I took the metro train up, thanks.

I didn’t attend the first day of the convention, but I was told by many that it was pretty much dead. Saturday had a nice turn-out, but it was still missing the energy it had when it was in Long Beach and the first two years that I attended. I can’t attest what WWLA2006 was like because I missed that since I was studying abroad.

Many of the more familiar artists I got used to having in Wizard World were missing, and so were a lot of the more celebrity figures of the geek world (i.e. neither Stan Lee or Kevin Smith showed up this time. Not to say that the convention was lacking in big names! I did get to take my photo with James Kyson Lee who plays Ando in Heroes. Still, the presence of Heroes stars didn’t up the energy of the convention at all. It was extremely mellow and strangely quiet for the most part.

Still, I got to hang out with one of my favorite artist, David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil), and his girlfriend, Mandy Amano (model and actress). They’re always good with putting up with me– since there were less people for me to bother this time, they had to deal with me 90% of the time! I got to meet people like Stuart Sayger (Shiver in the Dark) and other many talented artists. I hope that this year has not turned them off from attending the convention in the future. I definetely plan on attending again, and hope that it improves next time. I do believe they should move it back to Long Beach, though!

To see more photos, visit the gallery.

San Diego Comic Con

Can you smell the newness? CAN YOU?

I swear, we really are trying to revive this website.

There’s so much to report on, so much to talk about! Yes, we did attend the wonderful and geek-morous San Diego International Comic Con. We had fun, of course. As usual, I spent my time in the dealer’s room and hitting up my favorite comic book artists such as David Mack. Nancy was actually productive and went to a couple of panels.

But hey, I went to see the Neil Gaiman panel and saw clips of the upcoming movie, Stardust, based on the brilliant man’s novel, of course. I also saw Frank Welker and drooled over the 300 trailer… which, by the way, is coming out in theater soon. Oh yeah, who’s with me? FOR SPARTAAAAAAA!!!

I’m still trying to get our act together around this website and I promise links and such will be up and working soon. Please keep coming back…. if anyone actually visits this website, that is. XD

-Dawn