Monday, February 26, 2007
I planned a trip to NYC to spend some time with a friend, D.K. I didn't call any other friends to hang out, so I apologize to anyone I did not see over the weekend. It was a coincidence that there was all kinds of Comic book related action going on during my visit! I can't recap the entire weekend, so here are a few high points!
I went to the Illustration House early Friday with D.K. I found out that they were offering some Michael Golden art for sale, and I wanted to see if any of it was in my price range. I was out of luck. The Golden cover on the flyer was listed at $6,500 and the beautiful Alex Ross paintings in the photo were listed at $115,000. Wow.
The New York Convention took place at the Jacob Javits center starting Friday. D.K. does not work in Comics, but she was into seeing what went on at such a place. We stopped by the Con and It was a lot cooler than what I expected. It was a mess last year, but very nice this year. There were so many people that I haven't seen in years! D.K. was impressed by my old school Marvel background and she even bought a bunch of books!
I had some excellent meals and travelled around the changing city. There's a place in Tribeca called Dylan Prime that serves a nice steak. D.K. and I also ate some Korean Fried chicken on 35th Street!
On Saturday, I returned to the Con and hung out with my friend Rob. He had a booth with Tokyo Pop but we walked around the show. The original art prices are just as ridiculous.
NYC was cold and windy. My trip there was fun and relaxing!