Friday, July 4, 2008

happy independence day america!

wow, got lots to post but i don't really wanna overwhelm this calendar date with blogs. i definitely needed to post that one about Michael Turner. it's been bubbling up inside me since we got back but i didn't really have anyone to share it with.
so yeah, we got back from Wizard World Chicago and yesterday the husband left for 10 days to do caricatures at a county fair somewhere deep in VA. then on top of that, my whole family has gone out to Colorado and are still not back yet. it's just me, my two babies, and my sister's two dogs. needless to say, i'm not up for much fireworks today. it's tough to be motivated to be creative when he's not around. instead i'll just update my blog and deviant page! takes a little less effort. anyway, those are just a few pictures from the convention.

despite the tragedy of Turner's death and being one man short at Identity, we still managed to enjoy ourselves at the convention. we met some amazing artists! here's just a few -

Francis Manapul -
we were fortunate enough to have sat at the table next to him. very talented guy (and filipino too)! i even got this wonder ladies print from him. real easy to talk to though not very talkative.
Agnes Garbowska -
she's Francis's girlfriend and a real pleasure to sit next to. she had some of the cutest things on her table and i love her style. she is able to turn anything cute and i think it's got to do with her peronality. she's just pure sunshine! this is a Grace she drew for me as part of the "tribute to michael turner" sketches Aspen was doing at the booth.
Wade Furlong -
amazing crazy talent! he was so happy to have met us and, namely, Flash but it was a real treat to have met him. he even drew a little doodle for me on my board since we asked him to sign it. extremely unassuming and easy to talk to.
Jay Brant -
real cool guy with some of the most creatively cute pictures of these iconic characters. luvd them all!
Bobby Chiu -
i was so extremely fortunate to have bumped into Imaginism Studios' booth while walking around the Artist Alley. such a nice set of folks from Canada. i've been looking at ImagineFX magazines for months now and to have bumped into this guy who's been featured in there is just - wow. and he's the nicest guy ever. he walked past our table to talk to Agnes (who, btw, knows flippin everybody) and he even waved hi to me whereas most folks u buy stuff from wouldn't bother to turn their heads.
Kei Acedera -
another member of Imaginism Studios and fellow filipino. she is quickly turning into one of my favorite artists. again, just as nice as a cloudless day. she was so gracious and drew a little doodle on my board since i asked her to sign it. (bobby chiu did too.) amazing lady with amazing talent.

i even met that little girl that drew the drawings in the Speed Racer movie! i don't have my board right this moment so i can't remember her name but she drew those little pictures they used in the movie that "Speed" was drawing in class as a little kid. so flippin cool! had her sign my board too. she was just walking around with her dad and she was at Imaginism's booth at the same time i was.

well, i think this post is lengthy enough. hopefully i can start to feel a little better and maybe draw and get work done. tough to be apart from ur husband on the first year of ur marriage. i can't even begin to imagine how it must be like for military spouses.

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