Yesterday was Image-Con up in Oakland from 10-6. I don’t really know what I was expecting. They pretty much didn’t advertise it at all and in fact the only way I found out about it was through a friend who is into The Walking Dead because Robert Kirkman was part of several panels. So, I got poor Jae to get tickets for us and we rolled out of the car two hours late at our destination.
The first thing I noticed is that it was small. VERY small! You know I liked it though. It was very reminiscent of how calm and laid back APE used to be. Lots of awesome folks who were obviously just there because they loved comics.
Awesomely, a couple familiar faces were there as well! Sam Garland, who is an excellent comic maker was there to showboat his awesome stuff. Elle Skinner, a person I seem to have developed a friendship with through conventions alone was also there! It was awesome to see her and we actually ended up doing a sketch trade. Last but not least, I met a wonderful colorist named Christina Strain who had an awesome art book for sale. If you get the chance, you should really go check her out.
I met a slew of other awesome artists who, surprisingly, weren’t part of the normal Artists Alley circuit which was great for meeting some new talent. All in all, the convention was great and I even found some places to leave some post cards! 😉