Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Phoenix Comicon 2010
This past weekend I had my own booth at the Phoenix Comicon and it was so much fun. Seen in the pictures above are my beautiful fiancee Nora wearing black and her friend Sara who flew in from Missouri to spend Memorial Day weekend with us. It was especially fun having them help me take care of the booth on Saturday or to watch them walk back to the booth to show me what they bought from other exhibitors. In the booth next to me is the super talented artist Brandon Dayton with whom I carpooled each day and had a blast hanging out with and talking to as he drew amazing commissioned sketches. Brandon will be exhibiting this coming weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Heroes Convention.
This was my very first solo experience and it was an absolute blast getting to meet everyone that stopped by the table to look, comment, or purchase my work. It was so much fun watching everyone point and smile as they called out Cute Noggins they recognized or commented on my original illustrations and characters. Even though I have lists of ideas for future sets of Cute Noggins visitors did not hesitate to tell me who I should do next or which was their favorites on display.
Again thank you so much to everyone that stopped by my booth to say hi and comment on my work, it was really great getting to meet all of you. As an artist I often times feel so disconnected from the outside world. I was able to meet so many fans that I otherwise never would have had the opportunity to meet and I was very touched and inspired by many of your comments. I can't express enough how great it was to see the smiles as people looked at my work and said ,"Oh how cute!" Thanks everyone for making my first solo experience so much fun and successful and I hope to see all of you again next year.
Please keep checking back to see new original illustrations and Cute Noggins as they develop. And please don't hesitate to stay in touch with me through my comments area or through Twitter at http://twitter.com/cutenoggins.