I did quite enjoy the meet-and greet the convention turned out to be for me. It was tons of fun, in spite of my cranky kid (ooooooo was he so cranky). I'm amazed still by how well WWE Superstar was received and the loyalty and generosity of the fans are second to none. Mic Foley is Santa, he's far too sweet and kind to be real, and I want to congratulate my old Editor Paul and his soulmate, Suzannah; you're one year in, 10,000 more.
Okay, now down to brass tacks. I was hoping the Epson would print some of their new printers out. Adorama did one year and it absolutely changed my studio. This year, Epson brought a super expensive t-shirt press that's not for us little people and I felt very little trying to talk to them. Later, in Jackson Hole is a classic DoH! moment, I was seated next to Epson's party when I expressed my disappointment to my table mate. It led to a very spirited, but nice, back and forth. I'll go to see their line-up at the Photo Expo next month.
Another okay. If you didn't know it already, I exploit my own characters in the form of naughty books. Yes I do it to be the first, but I found out I really AM the first, but not the last. I suppose that's just part and parcel. Some very nice young ladies came up to my table. They soon recognized two of my Foreign characters and exclaimed, 'So THAT'S where they come from.' The elaboration made my belly hurt. Apparently, they've been redrawn and used for, hopefully, private purposes. That encounter wasn't bad, just informative. But the one I had soon after boiled my blood. I was practically accused of plagiarism of my own characters. Obviously, I colored over the line art I swiped from some guy's deviant art page. SIGGHHHH...really? I'm still a dude? 15 years of comic work and one baby later? Oh, did you think I'd be miffed about the accusation? Nope! Not at all, I'm too damned old and tired for that, and I have copy right certificates to prove any points I need to make. Overall, I'm glad that, what had been my private work for so long, is being well received. Editing prose is an ugly bitch though. I hate it!! It's NEVER, EVER right! whyeeeeeee...so embarrassing, but I'm learning and having a strange sort of fun. Good news, book 2 is typed and I'm drawing the comic pages now. I'll post the cover design soooonnnnnnn.