So this was my first San Diego Comic Con. I had some preparation for it back in February when I attended WonderCon in San Francisco. ComicCon was like Wondercon on crack. Estimates put over 165,000 people at the con this year and I certainly believe it.
I mostly stuck to the exhibit floor, meeting tons of amazing artists as well as new and old friends. I found that putting your portfolio on an iPhone is a great way to show people your work. (Thanks for the idea, Steph!) I attended a few panels (I got to see Joss Whedon AND the cast of Battelstar Galactica…what more could a nerd ask for?!). I also spent waaaaaaay too much money on this stuff:
There’s even a Bill Presing print that isn’t pictured. One of the coolest things in that pile is the poster in the upper left corner…here’s a better look at it:
That’s right – an Eric Tan poster for UP! There were only 50 copies printed and I got the last one! And it was on sale, half off! Amazing. I love it, can’t wait to get it framed. And if I’m lucky some day I will get Eric and Pete Docter to sign it.
Other neat things in that pile up there: Chris Sanders’ poster and Kiskaloo book, Ben Balistrieri’s SEAWEED, Who is Rocket Johnson, Art of Israel Sanchez, three Doug TenNapel books, a Penny Arcade anthology, and a Liz Ito creature (his name is “Bean”!) for my soon-to-be born niece or nephew.
Let me thrill you with some more fun pics from the con: