Somewhat belatedly, a portfolio of candid photographs by roving
photojournalist Lynn Emmert. Captions by her husband (me).
Now that is one fine lookin' booth.
And then I woke up in a cold sweat, as the memories came flooding back.
Kim Thompson and Frank Stack, separated at birth.
Natalia Hernandez, more adorable than three Zooey Deschanels, next to one of her daddy's comics.
Speaking of whom... Partying like it's 1982 (San Diego Comic-Con premiere of Love and Rockets #1, if you'll recall).
It's always sad to see older cartoonists who have become so jaded they can't muster up any enthusiasm when meeting their fans.
Mark Kalesniko, happy to be finally off the FREEWAY (notice clever integration of book title into caption). Also visible, right to left, paying customer, Conrad Groth, Mike Baehr, Eric Buckler, Gilbert Hernandez.
"Well, hello there, do you come here often?" Frank Stack hits on Joyce Farmer by (almost literally) showing her his etchings.
21 author Wilfred Santiago (rockin' the indoor sunglasses) and Sanlida Cheng.
Sometimes in the middle of a convention I like to shave my beard down to a goatee and pretend I'm someone famous.
Eric Buckler, Conrad Groth, and Kristy Valenti, workin' the booth.
Did we mention?... Two Eisners for IT WAS THE WAR OF THE TRENCHES! Janice Headley displays.
And it's not a San Diego convention without Stan and Sharon Sakai!
And in case you missed it...