Monday, February 27, 2006

Convention Photo

This is a snapshot from The Mid-Ohio Con! Thanksgiving of Last year. It was such a good show with cool people. This shot was taken by a reporter for CBG and it's taken a while for him to forward this photo. I hope to go back to Ohio this year!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Hey Kids! Let's draw!

I am drawing a sequel to my Western book! So, I have been having fun with costumes and characters lately. Working with markers are a lot like watercolors. A lot of layers to create the form.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Fun with hotels

Good news! I found a hotel in San Diego! I have been hearing so much about problems with accommodations for this bloated event, It's a shame. There is a piece on 'The Beat" website that lists the number of hotels and amount of rooms. Can you believe that there is about 7000 rooms in downtown for an event that draws 100,000 people? I know that there are places to stay a few miles away from the action, like old town San Diego or La Jolla to the north. I bet those places are charging an arm and a leg.

Friday, February 17, 2006

A postcard!

I returned from work to find a postcard from Kuwait in my mailbox from Marie Javins! I enjoy postcards from my friends as they set foot on new lands. I ask for postcards and I send cards as well. Marie always travels the farthest and sends me the most interesting cards! This card is from Kuwait City and I have gotten mail from Uganda, Cambodia and Namibia. Thank you Marie.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

San Diego Hotels

So what is going on!?! I tried making a reservation for the San Diego Con this morning and I had to keep redialing for 15Minutes to get someone to pick up! When I got a salesperson I found out that The Omni and The Gaslamp Hilton was sold out. Already! What happened to my con? The big money has screwed me out of a hotel room and I can't stand it.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Halloween Party

Who is that guy in the Joker costume? What is going on? This is a polaroid from a Marvel Comics Halloween party!. I think it might have been around 1993. I don't know what goes on in the Marvel bullpen these days, but back then you didn't need much of an excuse to throw a party. I was a freelance inker in New York at that time and this photo has some great memories attached to it!

I was dressed head to toe as the Joker and I was entered in the costume contest. There were other contests, like the Candy Corn, Mouth stuffing contest shown here. The contestant who could stuff his mouth with candy corn without barfing would win!
I had the biggest mouth so I won. Assisting me in my victory was my friend Laurie. It was all great fun. I wonder...Is the Marvel Bullpen this much fun today?

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

An all-new Review!

Gunpowder Girl and The Outlaw Squaw was given a good review recently! Bill Baker from had some excellent things to say about my Graphic Novel and I think that's cool. I hope that all of you will visit this link and read it! There may be a test.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Betting on the Big Game

Every once in awhile I make a sports bet with my friend Dave. He follows Football and Basketball and he's on a few fantasy Leagues as well. He seems to follow all the NFL teams and he knows all the important players. I don't follow the teams as closely as I could, but I know enough to make the occasional bet!

So the Super Bowl was yesterday and as I'm sitting at the drawing table I get a call from Dave. He wants to bet the game and we make a $50.00 wager. This gets me invested in the big game! So guess what... I bet the Seahawks and I lose. Darn it! It's not such a big deal to lose, but the penalties and screwy calls against my team really pissed me off! Oh well.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Groundhog Day

I went the entire day without knowing that it was Groundhog Day! What a non-event!