104: Super-Tusi Three by Scott Chantler

December 10, 2010


Superman by Scott Chantler

 Tusi #104

Artist: Scott Chantler
Date: November 22, 2010
Location: Toronto ComiCon, Metro Toronto Convention Centre North, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Note(s): Them there Londoners seem to love Supes


Blacksad 03: John Blacksad by Jamal Igle

December 7, 2010


John Blacksad by Jamal Igle

Artist: Jamal Igle
Subject: John Blacksad
Date: November 22, 2010
Location: Toronto ComiCon, MTCC North Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Note(s):  For me, at least, the most impressive part was watching Jamal draw this sketch of John Blacksad without any type of physical reference material.

Live Blog: 2010 Wizard World Toronto

March 27, 2010

09:45 am – Looks like I’ll be heading out to the Wizard World show at some point today so I’ll live blog the experience. If you followed my Twitter feed last night you’ll remember that this ‘positive’ Day 1 con report [EDIT:  This is NOT my review.  I only went for Day 2.  Nor am I Ty Templeton. ] sapped any remaining enthusiasm I had for this show. Let us hope Day 2 is better.

12:15 pm – decent crowd but not great.

1:26 pm – Mike Hoffman working on an addition to the DTB collection

2:10 pm – photo op anyone

2:26 pm – there’s super hero wrestling march going on right now!

3:17 pm – having a long and interesting conversation with Andre from HEROES WORLD. His views on the future of comic stores is scary and enlightening.

3:42 pm – everyone is allowed back in after the show floor was evacuated

5:21pm – Goodbye Wizard World. It was surprisingly enjoyable. Day 2 was much better than the Day 1 reports I read. Day 3 has a lot of exhibitors worried. Sundays are historically the slowest day.

Live Blog: 2010 Toronto ComiCon

February 28, 2010

8:00 a.m. – OK. So maybe my first real attempt at live blogging did not go as well as I had wanted. Let’s try again today with Hobbystar’s 2010 Toronto ComiCon.

8:02 a.m. – The Canada/USA Olympic gold medal hockey game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. It will be interesting to see how this event will affect attendance in the afternoon. According to some reports almost 70% of Canada tuned to watch the Russia/Canada quarterfinal game.

10:57 a.m. – Bigger than expected line up

11:15 a.m. – just had a conversation with Francis Manapul. Still in shock. In a good way. (edit. And no I won’t tell you.  Follow his blog for updates.)

12:03 p.m. – busy

12:10 p.m. – Guy Davis

12:40 – Heroes of the World being politically correct. Both versions of the Iranian flag

12:52 p.m. – Marcus To, Nancy Zajac and Agnes Garbowska

1:05 p.m. – Brother Man! (edit. Found this book while digging through some magazines.  Thought it might have been one of those B&W books from the mid-80’s.  But a quick Google search later…)

1:30 p.m. – Cameron Stewart and Ray Fawkes

2:06 p.m. – cosplay and hockey … Can a comic con get more Canadian than that?

2:56 p.m. – leaving the show and heading over a bar to see the gold medal game. Surprisingly, there are still a lot of people here.

Taking A 10 Day Holiday – 2009 Lucca Comic Art Festival

October 26, 2009

Leaving Monday evening for a 10 day vacation to Italy and the 2009 Lucca Comic Art Festival.  I’ll try to post updates whenever I have internet access.