Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Baltimore Comic-Con 2008 Recap

Last weekend was the 9th Annual Baltimore Comic-Con. As soon as we arrived in Baltimore on Saturday morning Joe and I ran into a snag because the tire on Joe's car was low. It turned out to be inquired and was deflating. Joe helped me bring our table materials into the convention and put up our backdrop... then he spent the first half of the day getting a new tire. Once we got past the tire incident, Joe came back and was determined to make the weekend great to make up for lost time... and have a great time we did!

I released the latest Curls book... a collection of 24 comic strips called The Booga Fish. I'm using a new brush style and it makes me feel more loose. Hopefully you can check out the book at SPX this upcoming weekend.

One of the cool things about this convention is that people who purchased from us before are coming back to read out new books as well. It seems to be that we are building our fan base and I enjoyed talking to everyone who stopped by. I did a lot of fun commissions ranging from My Name Is Earl to a Roller Derby Girl and I did some Roxy Monroe as well.

My favorite moment from Saturday was having Kenneth and Jessica Rocafort come by our table. They really are top notch people and very supportive. Kenneth had this really cool militant green shirt on. Yes, we all know it! He rocks. I got to do a Roxy sketch in Jessica's sketchbook and Kenneth gave us the Madame Mirage trade paperback. Madame Mirage is awesome. If you have not seen it you really need to check it out. Also, Kenneth has a huge grand project in the works. The world better be prepared for him.

On Saturday Joe got to meet Darwyn Cooke and Tim Sale. Two huge influences! Sunday was a slower day, as it usually is compared to Saturday and that made for a more relaxed and super fun day. I had two highlights on Sunday. One was meeting Tim Sale... which by the way was a deadly line. I'm usually a patient person, but I had a POUNDING headache from lack of sleep and the guys behind me were just non-stop complaining about the line... but once the line started rolling I was feeling a bit better. Tim Sale is an awesome rockstar. I think he draws Catwoman the best... and did I mention his lettering? The best as well!

Joe got a Black Cat sketch from Kenneth Rocafort on Sunday and he filmed it for our "Watch Kenneth Rocafort Draw! AGAIN!" segment on the upcoming film for this Baltimore Comic-Con. I'm looking forward to that. If you have yet to see last year's Baltimore Comic-Con video, you can check it out here. Also on Sunday a local newspaper filmed Joe and I dancing. They said it will be posted online, but I seem to have forgot the name of the paper, so if you know what it is please do tell.

The other highlight of Sunday was at the very end of the show. Joe discovered a guy who does street magic. It was amazing and I felt like I was on Mindfreak. Anyone who knows me knows that I really enjoy watching Criss Angel and this guy was the closest thing I have seen to Criss's powers. We filmed a lot of his magic and you'll be seeing that in our upcoming film as well, so come back to check for that soon. Wow. It was crazy.

Hope to see you at SPX! October 4 & 5. Table C5B. Be there.


Steven Leyva said...

You guys were great. My wife and I loved getting to meet you (it was my second time) and will look foward to the "Secret Project" that is coming. Will you guys be at the NYC Comic Con 2009 in Feb?

Curls Studio said...

Hey Steven! I just posted the photo you sent me. Thanks for your comments.

Yes. We will be at New York Comic Con in February.

Steven Leyva said...

That is totally wicked! Thanks for including us.