Tuesday, June 9, 2015
This past weekend, The Alsip-Merrionette Library put on a wonderful free comic con as part of their summer reading program this year. It was a really well put together show and something that has the potential to grow like that of Comic Book Mania at the Elgin library.
I had a blast and sold a few HEART books which always pleases me! I got to hang out with Dave Gruba of Instant Press Comics and the amazing Angel Onofre all day the show. The convention had all kind of things for kids from prize games, a photo booth, and free caricatures. At the end of the con, I donated some books to the library as a thank you for holding the event. I even got to do some #cardBOREDsketches for the box.
Earlier in May, I attended the Appleseed Comic Convention in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I also had the pleasure of staying with my good friends, Justin Stewart and Tressina Bowling. We recorded an episode of their podcast, Sequential Spirits which had special guests too, from Victor Dandridge (writer on Wonder Care Presents: The Kinder Guardians), to Ren McKenzie, and Mason Easley. It was incredibly fun but very, very NSFW.
The show itself was a lot slower than most cons I've been to. I did get some groovy commissions which you can check out here. Also did a few art drops but again no one stopped by the table to claim it. Victor's girlfriend Adrianna spotted it, but left it for some lucky kid to find.