Monday, October 27, 2008

San Diego Comic Con

"This week's topic is Comic Con Geeks," our drawing board leader said. "I'll be expecting lots of self portraits."
The San Diego C0mic con is a big time comics/animation/sci-fi/fantasy convention*. Thus, many drawing board folks attend.
Some fans dress up as their favorite characters. One friend goes there to photograph all the crazy costumes. Superheros/villains are particularly popular. This year, they tell me, the place was awash with Jokers.
I've never been. Geek among Geeks. I'm hoping to go next year.

*where else would someone find Bob Clampett and Grim Natwick under the same roof as Ray Bradbury , Matt Groening and Douglass Adams? It happened in 1983!


booda baby said...

People RAVE about Comic Con, don't they? I don't think I've ever heard anyone say anything but rave rave rave stuff. And if you go, will you go as a duck? (If I had to guess, I'd guess that was your favorite character. They probably mean a comic book character, don't they? Ha!)

Congratulations on two years of breathtakingly consistent entertainment.

Namowal said...

Thanks, Booda baby. :)

I don't think I'll show up in a duck suit, but maybe I'll have a picture of said duck on my T-shirt. From photos of the event, I've seen comic characters, movie and t.v. characters, cartoon characters, even video game characters!

Sally said...

I was invited to go a coupe of times long ago, but at that time I was still so fearful of running into my former bf that I wouldn't go.

I've heard that this con has been so taken over by the studios promoting their big pics that comics stuff is moved to side rooms.

Linda said...

I really hope you go next year! That's a post to look forward to. Sally, wish you would draw a comic of what would have happened if you had run into your former bf.

billsey said...

great great drawing! Love the Superman Slug! Thanks for the good chuckle and the great talent!!

Namowal said...

Yikes, I didn't think of the "running into the old boyfriend" factor. That's a real possibility. Maybe I will go in a duck suit! Or a bag over my head.
I think you're correct about Hollywood muscling in on the action.
Hi Linda,
Now I'll have to go, now that I've shot my mouth off about it here. And I second the nomination for Sally to draw the "what if...?" comic.
Hi Billsey,
Thanks for the kind words. Glad you liked Superslug. I deliberately chose misfit animals (penguin, slug, mole etc..) to enhance the geek factor (not that I'm not one myself!)