Thursday, August 24, 2006

Shade & Jangles--all Nevarez style!!!!!
Who are these handsome devils?
Osgood & Gute--we're smiling!

The booth.
The glorious merchandise!

Maquette by Amber Dempsey & Vegas lamp by Frys!
Osgood & his lovely colorist Eren Blanquet!
My hero Mike Daley shocking his 8 on!

Big A representin' The Chuuch, 8-style!
A Tasteful Shot of Hard 8 HQ!
We're friends. And we're laughing!!!!
The Cal State Fullerton Family Reunion
No, but seriously, I keed.
Fawk the fire marshall!!!!!! FAWK HEEEEM!!!!!!

Chris Tallman, humble Osgood, and the Oswald!
Gotta catch 'em all!
Casual. Sophisticated. Hard 8.
Craig McCracken, Lauren Faust, & Eduardo of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends fame!
MARSHALL (Vandruff!)
Matt Groening just drinking it in!
Patton Oswald doing what he does best--product placement!
Oh readers, can you believe that I've been writing this blog and you've been reading it for over a year now? What's that? You haven't been reading it at all?! Oh yeah, well you smell like a loaded diaper, you diaperface! To quote George Takei, "Oh my!" And howdy-hi--that rhymed! I'm a Voltaire and not aware, except now that I am aware, (insert ending to sentence here).
I really wish that I had a good excuse for not posting all month. I really do. Like I spent my August doing something exciting like percolating enchiladas or that I was trampled by a clown navel or even that I grew teeth for eyes and eyes for teeth, but alas, I've done nothing but draw and catch up on my Simpsons Season 8 DVD (which, incidentally, should be the end of everyone's Simpsons DVD collection). And that's why this post is so post-funkly overdue:
COMIC CON 2006!!!!!!!
Ignore all those other recaps that were posted by other blogs the week after the event, here at WDW, I like you to forget what's all that and then sucker-elbow you to the memory and have all the good times flood back into your head like cream cheese down a slip-n-slide!
Altho my con hilite was the awesomely original sketch from the-greatest-artist-and-sweetest-guy-alive John Nevarez (see very above) of my characters Shade & Mr. Jangles (see fairly below), it was funner than Suzanne Sommers to have our virgin venture in publishing--Hard 8--be more than a modest success--we sold somewhere in the polo field of 150 books (with more selling by the day these days--notice the not-at-all subtle "Purchase Hard 8 Volume 1" Add to Cart Paypal link below my list of links? Yeah!), intrigued the interest of multiple development scouts including the good bro-hams at Jerry Bruckheimer, MTV, and Paramount, plus we got the attention of such titans as Matt Groening, Craig McCracken, and Patton Oswald, respectively famous for The Simpsons, The Powerpuff Girls, and Patton Oswald! It was a week fulla waffles, friends, family, and nerd after stinky nerd! Hope you enjoy the pictures (courtesy of The Gute, The Big Toon, & Garrett Shikuma!)
"The least you owe an audience is the best you can do." --Chuck Jones