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06/09/10

Well, the HeroesCon is over now.  Whew!  It was fun, and kinda exciting.  I want to thank everyone who stopped by our booth and said hi.  I want to give extra thanks to those who stopped by and supported us with a purchase, whether it was Unwanted Heroes, or any of wOlly’s or Marcus’ art prints, or Jeremy’s sketches.  I had such a great time meeting everyone there.  Hopefully, I’ve found most of you and either added you as Facebook friends, or sent you e-mails.  Have to stay in touch.  Dan, with Geek Savant, send me an e-mail.  I have to see that Green Arrow picture when it’s done.  Giggity!  So, where to begin with all the coolness?  Well, I want to acknowledge my partner wOlly, and also Marcus who is doing the colors for Revelations 23.  I can’t begin to express how happy I am to have a dedicated artist who is anxious and excited about working on a project.  For those of you that missed out on the table to our right, Nick Valente, make sure you look him up on Deviant Art.  The guy does really good work.  Thanks for the Rogue picture, Nick.  I should’ve got them both from you.  Scott Blair on the end of our row, beautiful pin-up art.  I wish I had more money.  Directly across from us was Jeremy Massie who did The Deadbeat with Alterna Comics. 

There were so many people that I wanted to meet, but just didn’t get a chance.  Luckily, Tabitha went around and gathered names and got signatures for me.  I got my Infinity Gauntlet and my Gilgamesh II’s signed by Jim Starlin, as well as my Cosmic Odyssey signed by Starlin and Mignola.  Thanks, Tab.   You were invaluable this weekend.  I think it’s great that everyone there was so open and receptive.  Very few egos present.  Mike Mignola was extremely nice and personable, as was Jim Amash, Brian Bolland, and Alex Saviuk.  I got a chance to meet Mike McKone, and reconnect with people like Steve Epting who I knew from a comic book store I used to work at years ago.  Unfortunately, Tabitha informed me that everything I’d heard about Rob Liefeld was true.  He really is a nice guy.  Damn.  Now I feel bad about all the mean things I said about him.  “Bad llama.”  I also want to say thanks to John Hairston Jr. who did the Nightcrawler painting for me.  Thanks, again, dude.  For those interested, take a quick trip over to www.comicrelated.com and check out the podcast interview they did with wOlly and I about our books.  Comic Related is exactly what it says: all things comics.  They have interviews, reviews, con reports… “Anything you want to keep cool, Tommy.”  Thanks to Sean “Cheeks” Galloway, for stopping by the booth and give us some much welcomed moral support.  And all you Black Dynamite fans should take a look at www.Worldofhurtonline.com and read the web comic.  You gotta love 1970’s blaxploitation.  It was also nice to meet Carlton Hargo with Creative Loafing-Comic Proportions.  A man who pulls no punches when it comes to comic book reviews.  Please be kind.  Please be kind. 

You know, the one thing I love about comic cons, in particularly the HeroesCon, is that I’m surrounded by my kind.  Geeks, freaks, and nerds.  Now, some of them aren’t exactly my kindred spirits, but for the most part they are.  When I can get into an argument on the finer points of JJ Abrams, and why the new Star Trek was good for both Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike, with a guy with a brain-slug from Futurama on his head, then I feel I’m in my element.  BTW, you’re wrong and I’m right. 

If I have a chance this weekend, I’ll try and upload pics of the prints I got at the Con.  My apologies if I missed acknowledging anyone, but my brain is a bit rattled from coming off a 4 day high, and being tossed back into the sobering reality of my day job.  Let me just put out an overall “Thank you” to everyone.  I honestly can’t wait to do it all again next year. 

Time to go, I’m trying to fry an ostrich. 

JeraleC

Mindseyechronicles@comcast.net

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