Saturday, February 23, 2008

Wonder Con

Here's a batch of pictures, all taken Friday. For the sake of expediency I’m going to try and keep this briefer than my usual verbose descriptions.

Okay, you know you're in the right hotel when you walk in and see this.

Here's Jim Lee and his art dealer, Albert Moy, caught in the midst of heavy negotiations--gotta keep those art dealer types in line!
Oh, and is it me, or does that hat Jim's wearing look familiar...?
Here's a shot of writer/publisher Richard Starkings. Besides being the driving force behind Elephantmen, Richard also dabbles in lettering.On the left is JG Roshell. JG is the very talented designer who, amongst others, is responsible for the look of Astro City.

The gentleman below is my old buddy Peter Maresca who published the finest Winsor McCay book of all time a couple of years ago, So Many Splendid Sundays. Keep 'em coming, Pete!
Darwyn Cooke on the left, with his sometime collabortor J. Bone. I worked with these two fine gents on The Spirit and it was a pleasure to catch up with them again here. The animated version of Darwyn's The New Frontier will be screened tonight at the show, looking forward to catching it.
A happy Arthur Adams manning his spot in artist's Alley.
A few seats down from Arthur is Jeff Campbell, who was also riding shotgun on the drive up to San Francisco. Jeff's good company on a long drive, he can talk almost as much as me... almost.
Bob Wayne, gazing off dreamily, getting a peck on the cheek from Mimi Cruz of Night Flight Comics in Utah. I asked Mimi if it was okay to post this shot to my blog and she said sure, just not to tell her husband. So, anyone reading this, please keep mum--there are reputations at stake here.
Howard Chaykin, one of my favorite phone pals, and Glen Gold, writer of Carter Beats The Devil as well as a short story in Spirit #13.
I couldn't decide if I should put "The dreaded Wolver-Noto!" on this one or, "Crap, I forgot I owed Phil Noto money!" You decide.
These pictures have been all out of order but this was the last one of the night so I'm ending with it too. My old friends Mike Mignola and Mike Carlin. We didn't close the bar, far from it at our age, but had a lot of fun and much laughter talking and telling stories with them.And, I gotta say, Mike (Mignola) made my day when he told me how much his wife likes my blog--thanks, Christine, this one is dedicated to you.

25 comments:

Udanax said...

haha! i so often use stormtroopers to answer the question, "which was is the con?" that's a GREAT photo! sorry we missed it!

Hypersonic said...

I really miss conventions. i wonder If I can set one up here in Brazil....*sigh*

Ty Buttars said...

Love the Noto, err, photo. And thank you for getting Darwyn and J onboard The Spirit.

Scott Dunbier said...

Thanks, Ty, it was a pleasure working with them on the book, one of the best experiences I've ever had in comics. But the credit for getting Darwyn and J on board goes to either Dan Didio or Mark Chiarello, or possibly both. I just came in and took over when they needed someone--lucky me.

Glen David Gold said...

Ah what is so rare as my 1980s gay Episcopalian clergy collarless shirt!

ComicArt said...

It's great to see photos of these excellent artists at the Con. Thanks for taking these for those of us who didn't go. - Terry :)

John Beatty said...

You write a good blog, Scott!

Amusing stories...always a good read!

-JB

Scott Dunbier said...

Thanks, guys. And nice to hear from you, Big John!

Brett said...

Hi Scott. Sometimes run into you on CA Fans. I was sitting directly in front of Darwyn the year he won his Shuster for "New Frontier" [ and a comment was made that was really funny - ask me about it sometime ]. I will miss him on SPIRIT, but you couldn't have found a more apr teplacement than Evanier and Ploog.

Neil Hill said...

Glad you and yours had fun at the show, Scott! Conventions are always a blast- depending on which side of the table you're on- and I wish I could get to more of them. I suppose I'd need a few more jobs though to be able to attend them all, or get a publisher to foot the bill. :-)

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