The hat looks like Brent Anderson. Maybe the shades as well. FANTASTIC PARTY!!!!!!Great to talk with all those old friends.
I think you called it Tom. That's a Skrbbl skimmer
Nope, that's Dok's hat. I don't know about the shades.Thanks again Tom for the great time and opening your house to all of us! I think everyone had a wonderful time!
I, too, had a marvelous time. And time flew! Before I knew it it was past the witching hour, but really, I could have stayed longer!! Thanks, Tom!!
Thanks to everybody for coming and making it a successful event! It was great to see old friends, make new friends, and see people having a good time.What did everyone pick up at the Con? I set a personal best by NOT spending much money at all; only $45.00 total.I bought Lewis Trondheim's "A.L.I.E.E.E.N." published by First Second. It's a wordless comic that reminds me of Jim Woodring's "Frank".I also got a book of 30 postcards by Jordan Crane, author of "The Clouds Above", a great little kid's comic book in children's book format that I highly recommend.And I got 3 books of vintage (1932)Oz comic stories by Walt Sprouse from Eric Shanower's booth.
On Sunday I obtained two of Tony DeZuniga's art prints for my nephews in Scotland ... a bodaciousbarbarian and a well appointed pirate! And clad in such a way that two teen aged boys will get a lot out of them without sounding parental alarms!! ... I'll scan and post tomorrow.
Tommy, thanks so much for hosting--a great, great time. And great seeing everybody. I posted a "thank you" below this one.'Til next year!!
FANTASTIC PARTY!!! Just wanted to say that again. Thanks a lot . What fantagraphics Popeye book are you lacking Tom? The collection is planned to spell out P-O-P-E-Y-E on the binding edge. How many have you got? I want to buy you one for your collection.I got....Walked in and bought the Freedom of Teach 1. Busts. Seconds on the skeletal one, half price. http://www.freedomofteach.com/products/artist_busts/2. Comic Foundry magazine with Blair Butler on the cover. Pretty good rag.3.Making Faces by 8fish studis. Included a sketchbook. Very nice notes on expression.4.The Remnant , signed by Stephen Baldwin. Boom Studios.5. Two "Untamed Sketches" sketchbooks by by Paul Adam6. Glorious Joe Chiodo, drawings and paintings 2008. A really slick sketchbook.7. Paper Epiphany , sketchbook by Michael Daley8. Mark Schultz, voulume one, Various Drawings. Signed, chatted with the man. Much cooler than Stephen Baldwin.9. Scott Benefiel's Third Book of Essential irrelevance. Signed. Keep your eye on this guy. He's not going anywhere but keep your eye on him any way.
10. Fall Of Cuthulu , The Fugue. Another Boom Studios product. I wanted to check some of their product. Theirs was the only panel I manaegd to get into.11.Kid Beowulf and the Blood Bound Oath. Alexis E Fajardo. This guy was pretty cool. Gave me the tip on getting rid of blue pencil construction drawing. Works for "Peanuts" at the Charles M Schultz studio
I picked up:All We Ever Do is Talk About Wood by Tom Horacek (very funny collection of single panel cartoons)The Professor's Daughter by Joann SfarMagic Trixie by Jill Thompson2 Tresury of Murder books by Rick GearyModern Masters-Mark SchultzAfterworks- collection of comics by Pixar guys...and best of all, Derek Monster, a sketch book of monsters by Derek Thompson (also a Pixar guy), who drew a monster on the inside cover that ROCKS!Oh, and the Gozilla T-shirt that Tommy was sporting at the party.BTW, it occurs to me that we sometimes need to send out Emails to TAG members to get the word out on certain things (rather than hoping that everyone reads the blog regularly). Therefore, I would like to create an email mailing list to share with all TAG members. So, if you want to be included on this, please send me your address (don't post it here as it will attract spam like anything). My email address is posted on my website, so I'm not shy with my address... email@example.com. Once I have a critical mass of email addresses, I will send out a message so it will be available to all members. Sound good?
A great idea Rick. I'll be sending you both my work and home e-mail. Now, if we can just figure out how to get ahold of all those people who fail to read that last post of yours!!!
For those of you who took pictures at the Con a suggestion, why don't you post them on your Facebook account or something... :)
Ok Rick. I posted 46 shots of the Con into my facebook account.http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30076568&id=1257293005#pid=30076557
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