Tuesday, January 31, 2006
First Con Sketch 2006
This past week I had a chance to attend the amazing Angouleme Comics Festival named after the eponymous town. It was as beautifully quaint (if you can call 230,000 comics fans descending upon and taking over a town that) and historic as I last recall from my visit there two years ago.
Had a chance to meet and hang out with a bunch of talent from all around the globe, many of whose work I was encountering for the first time, do a couple of panels and even got to squeeze in 50 or so sketches for patient fans during the 4 day affair.
Didn't bother with a digital camera so am relying on the fans themselves to send in a scan or two. Some even shot digital video off their cameras as I drew...maybe those will show up somewhere online too.
It even snowed which as I understand, it's never done at a comics festival in Angouleme, ever. That said, here's the first scan I received--posted above. And go here for a bigger shot.