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
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.
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.
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
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…)
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.
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.