So I am back in San Diego after an eventful and incredibly busy trip to NYC. The Sin City premiere was a fantastic gathering bringing together so many of the great names in comics together under one roof to celebrate the accomplishments of one of our brightest stars and the Big Apple Con was a chaotic whirlwind of signing and posing (for pics) and sketching (though not many).
At the show, one of the coolest things I got were these homemade trading cards. I should really put homemade in parentheses because the design and layouts are very professionally and thoughtfully done. Each card had a unifying look to em with a shot of art, usually taken from the Metti site and the backs had quotes from either the site or from various interviews with an appropriate mugshot. Apparently they were printed out on card stock at a local kinkos type shop which goes to show you how far desktop publishing has come. These look and feel incredibly authentic.
Unfortunately in the chaos of it all, I mislaid the creator's name but I know he is a Mettitista so please step forward and take a bow. All the artists were flipping over these when I brought em to the studio so thanks for your efforts. We are always impressed with how passionate and industrious the fanbase can get over comics and this certainly proves the rule.
Here's a closer look at the front and back.
Thursday, April 07, 2005