Monday, October 31, 2011

Recap: VA Comicon OCT. 29-30

This past weekend, October 29-30, 2011, was the VA Comicon at Crowne Plaza West, our first comic show in Richmond, Virginia. It also marked the show's 25th anniversary and the retirement of show promoter Brett Carreras. Curls Studio was part of the "Small Press Pavilion of Terror."

The main thrill for Joe and I was meeting James O'Barr, creator of The Crow.

I picked up the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exclusive from IDW Publishing, which features a special Christmas cover with a Richmond monument. I also got my portfolio reviewed by the master painter and VCU alum, Mark Wheatley. He offered some great tips and is a very wonderful asset to the comics community.

On Saturday there was a charity art auction held across the street at AMF Bowling. A lot of really amazing art and really great deals. The Small Press Pavilion of Terror Giant Sketchcard jam piece auctioned for $100 and featured art from everyone in the small press room.

On Sunday, Joe and I were invited to be on the "Small Press Chit-Chat" panel with Dan Nokes, plus Ben Taylor and Chris Otto of the comic strip, A Dog's Life. The audio from this panel will be available tomorrow as this week's Carolyn & Joe Show.

There was also a fun costume contest on Sunday and being the day before Halloween there were a lot of amazing costumes parading around. Thanks to all who have attended VA Comicon - we hope to see you again sometime soon!

Check out more photos in the Curls Studio “VA Comicon - October 29-30, 2011” Photo Album on Facebook and "like" us.

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