Well, my first comic con experience was a good one. My buddy Ben and I traveled north to Chicago for C2E2. I saw lots of cool stuff and met some great people. The Half Pixel crew were great. I got an opportunity to thank Brad, Kris, and Scott personally for putting together the Webcomics Weekly podcast, the book, and the site. I also took the opportunity to pick up a copy of Truth, Justin and the American Way, as well as the complete collection of books of Kris Straub’s excellent Starslip Crisis. Here is a picture of Chris drawing an awesome sketch of Mr. Jinx in my sketchbook:

Kris_Straub_sketch

Next I stopped by Dawn Griffin’s booth and grabbed a copy of her childrens book for my daughter. She was very nice and had a really great setup at her table. I wish I would have taken a picture of it.

I tracked down Ramon Perez in the artist alley and got this simply amazing sketch of Leonard the snail lounging on the beach:

ramon_Pereze_sketch

Ramon was just the nicest guy in the world and was very patient with me as I awkwardly showed him my site on my iPhone. I have been a huge fan of his since I started reading webcomics and so it was great to get a chance to meet him in person.

I also stopped by Danielle Corsetto’s booth and grabbed a great sketch of Jamie ready for a day at the beach and looking sexy in her swimsuit (McPedro the cactus sure seems to like it):

Danielle_Corsetto_sketch

Her booth was packed with people wanting to talk to her. It was very cool to see a webcartoonist getting so much attention at a convention packed with many famous actors and traditional comic artists.

All in all, it was a really fantastic weekend. I had a great time and I am very glad that I had the opportunity to take a trip to Chicago and meet a few of the great artists that I have been following online for a while now.


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