On Friday morning of Comic-Con, I asked my son Michael to watch my table because I wanted to go see the WALKING DEAD tv show panel. I left about 2 hours before the panel was to begin so I could get in line. When I arrived, I saw an incredibly long line so I asked a convention worker where was the end of the line? She said, “It is by the ocean!” Well, needless to say I was not going to be able to see the Walking Dead panel at Comic-Con! Even though I missed the live panel, I am thankful that it was filmed and available on Youtube:
Nowadays, to see these movie and tv panels you need to stand in line for many, many hours. My son learned a good way to see panels is to simply stay in one of the main rooms all day long to let the panels come to you! Apparently, you do not need to leave the room after a panel is finished. So, after I returned to my table, my son was gone all day long in the same room seeing panel after panel, mostly of movie trailers for the studios.
But, I had a blast at my table on Friday. Sales continued to be strong as they were on Thursday and I met alot of fun people. One of the highlights of Comic-Con was this little boy who eagerly wanted MONSTERS AMONG US, so his mom bought him a copy which I signed and drew my little Mummy for him! It is gratifying to see a child enjoy one’s work!
Another one of my highlights of Comic-Con was to meet Doug TenNapel. Doug has written and drawn a number of wonderful graphic novels over the last ten years including CREATURE TECH, MONSTER ZOO, GHOSTOPOLIS and his most recent book BAD ISLAND, which I bought at the con. Doug also just completed his Webcomic called RATFIST, which I had the pleasure to buy an original art page of Ratfist from Doug!
When the day at Comic-Con ended, my son and I joined many of the Small Press creators and we walked down the street along the water to enjoy a fun dinner! It was a great day in San Diego!