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Another summer, another comic con…

I selected lots of drawings, but not too many, tossed ‘em into my portfolio, away I went.

As far as comic cons go it was, well, err, ah, “okay”.  This was the initial year for this particular show, and it does have signs of becoming really good.

The best costume was done by a (I’m guessing) ten-year-old girl dressed as Wonder Woman.  What makes this costume so cool was the girl had (guessing again) polio, and was using a walker to get around.  Hope springs eternal, y’know.

There were a few voice actors doing the autograph bit.  Unfortunately, nobody I was really interested in.  Sorry…

I do have to admit that I have a weird approach to the artists showing their wares.  I have conflicting emotions about this.  I produce my own artwork, and (I don’t mean to sound egocentric, but) my stuff is pretty decent.  (Well, usually on a good day anyway.)  Which means I’m picky about what I spend my limited funds on.

I did find a few treasures.  Want to see?

De Vera A by kaspired   De Vera B by kaspired

Kaslowski by kaspired

Tone 1 by kaspired   Tone 2 by kaspired

One artist I really wanted to talk with works for Bongo Comics, particularly The Simpsons.  I held an original drawing for one of the Treehouses of Horror in my sweaty palms.  I tried not to shake, much.

Very cool!

We were chatting about his life as a cartoonist.  He didn’t seem to mind, sometimes people become bored, and drift off talking about things.  But he was very willing.

 

Now things get interesting…

I don’t think I blind-sided him, but I offered my portfolio opened to a set of Leela drawings.  He stopped talking, and looked at the drawings.  I mean really examined them.  It wasn’t the classic “Oh isn’t that nice?” and hand it back tripe.  He explored the book, and finally focused on the only Marge drawing I had included.  (In hindsight, I should have put in more of those, but well sometimes I’m an idiot.) 

He was very impressed and then asked the million-dollar question: “Was I selling these?”  He even wanted to know where my booth was!  I asked about my worries with copyrights and royalties, but he poo-pooed that.  (Apparently Matt likes the fan art.) 

We talked some more and finally I wandered away with a stunned look on my face.

 

I could sell my dribbles…  I might sell my dribbles…  I ought to sell my dribbles...

I can have prints made!  And rent a booth!  And…  And…

Ohmigawd, that’s a scary thought.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Listening to: Modest Mouse
  • Watching: TT - Trouble in Tokyo

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Mike
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Thanks to Wolich22 for this portrait, and for letting me use it for my I.D.

Current Residence: San Francisco Bay Area
Favourite genre of music: rock
Favourite style of art: something that makes you think
Operating System: steel and flint
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Personal Quote: "Fear is the little mind killer. You panic you freeze, you freeze you crash"
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:iconyuko91:
yuko91 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
you gallery is cooll
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kaspired Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Oh!  Thanks, I appreciate that.
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:iconharmonypegasister:
harmonypegasister Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Sent a llama to make you smile!
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kaspired Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
Thanks!  Well, here, I just returned the favor.
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sebo3e Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Hello
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kaspired Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Hi, How you doing?
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sebo3e Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Tired and you?
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kaspired Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Just noted you...
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Nephle Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For the Llamas world dominaton! :evillaugh:

Thanks for the Llama! :wave:
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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DrChrisman Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Fav:D
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kaspired Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Oh, it was the least I could do.
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DrChrisman Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No need to say, that you sent me art after all:XD:
Anyway hope the shout out helps:)
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itsMillzie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llamaaa <3
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