had a strange and wonderful time at the San Diego Comic-Con on
Saturday. Strange because last year I came as a very shy kid with
portfolio in hand, afraid to show the work it contained to anybody
there. This year, I actually had some people to meet and things
to do besides walking around looking at all the neat artwork being
displayed. It reminded me that the Internet can be such a powerful
networking tool. Many artists are now online and through the web,
they have become familiar with the works of other artists. It's
really a phenomenal thing, especially if you're a quiet guy like
me, and you HATE self-promoting (but accept it as a part
of the way things work).
I didn't count on the 4 hours of traffic I would hit on my way
down to San Diego, so I arrived fairly late and I wasn't able
to meet all the people that I wanted to meet while I was down
there. However, the people I did meet in that short period of
time were absolutely wonderful and helped make this a great
trip for my friends and me.
hope that by next year I will have enough good material to warrant
renting out a table, so I can join the good folks down in San
Diego for the entirety of the convention and perhaps meet some
of the readers.
are links to some of the artists I met while I was down there.
You might really enjoy their work if you like some of the material
Kirk - Small Stories (extra special thanks to Derek for being
a super cool host)
Wu - emotioneric.com
Cendreda - Zurik Robot
McCloud - scottmccloud.com
Brosgol - Return to Sender
Wang - Strings of Fate
Chiang - Cascadia
Mudron - Anne Frank Conquers the Moon Nazis
Garza - Whimville
Casarosa - The Adventures of Mia
Del Carmen - Paper Biscuit
Calle - celiacalle.com
Ham - superham.com
Foster - jonfoster.com
Lee - Wataah!!!
Gagne - gagneint.com
met with a few others, but they don't seem to have websites yet.)
I really wish I had more time to meet more people and purchase
more goods, but I guess I'll just have to wait till next year.
if you're still with me...
notice that this section is still experimental and erratic, but
not knowing what to expect is part of the fun here, no?
course, Copper will be posted once every month as usual, but between
those posts, I figure we can have a little fun on the front page
with all sorts of web experiments. Stick with me here and you'll
see what I mean...