Well, the last con of the year for me is now history. Just like the alamo. (except I didn’t get beat down by 4,000 mexican soldiers like Davy Crockett … got a few dirty looks, but that’s it ) Texas was a lot colder than I was expecting…apparently shorts and a hawaiian shirt aren’t the ideal choice of clothing in November in Texas. Hopefully I’ll remember that for next year.
And I’ll remember that a couple small tubes of watercolor paint can be a dangerous weapon, so those are a no-no for putting them in my carry on bag. I had to sit thru the (surprisingly long) security line once, only to be told I had to either check my carry on bag or go back and find a small clear plastic bag to put the paint in. So I figured ‘fine, I’ll just check the bag’ but then I found out that I had to go thru the security line all over again. ugh. Not feeling the love for Texas…but then I was able to get on an earlier flight and get home 3 hours earlier. Thanks to a super-nice gal from American airlines. Ok, so I’m warming back up to Texas
Anyway, for a first timer there, I had a great time and met a lot of swell people. Sold a bunch of books, did a lot of sketches, so I can’t complain
Unfortunately the trend continues of where I take no pictures…I’m not sure why I even bother bringing the camera…oh well. (I guess I just get distracted by all the cute girls that come to look at the books )
Did a few watercolors at the show, one of Delerium (one of the Endless from Sandman), oh, and speaking of sandman, did a small watercolor of Sandman himself. (it’s rare whenever someone asks me to sketch a male character…but he’s kind of femme anyway I guess …of course I tell most people that I only draw girls at the shows (which is how I prefer it), but I was intrigued enough to give it a shot. Also did a Kitty Pryde/Lockheed/Magik painting to bring back my comic memories from the 80′s X-men books . Continued my trend of drawing surfer chicks for my buddy Greg who I’ve seen at a few shows now And many more that I can’t remember…plus a couple more watercolor pieces that I’ll be finishing up this week that I couldn’t finish at the show. doh! (over extended myself again!)
I did get to go out to dinner a couple times with friends Alberto, Carlos, Cheeks, Mike, Lauren, Chris and Drew…before heading back to finish up more sketches each night
Thanks to everyone that stopped by and chatted This has been a great year of doing the cons and I thank every new person I’ve met this year. :love: I miss you already…ok, I’m not buying that either, but you know what I mean
See y’all next year (I guess Texas did rub off on me a bit)