|Fantagraphics at San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Friday fun|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Trina Robbins, tattoos, Shannon Wheeler, Robert Goodin, Oil and Water, No Straight Lines, Monte Schulz, Mark Kalesniko, Justin Hall, Johnny Gruelle, Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Shelton, Gary Panter, Dave McKean, CCI||15 Jul 2012 1:00 AM|
Fell a little behind on my photo blogging but here are some sights from the floor at Comic-Con International yesterday:
Sweet Maggie ink! Jaime was impressed with this one (as were we all).
Dave McKean and his cool watch (and hey, it's Anthony Vukojevich, Mome vet Rob Goodin and Tom Neely in the background).
The dapper Mr. Shelton (and those guys again).
Monte Schulz dropped by to chat with Gary.
Somebody brought an old Who's Who in the DC Universe for Trina to sign the page with her Cheetah illustration. That lady's done it all!
Another DC character also made an appearance at the No Straight Lines signing. (At least I think that's Poison Ivy.)
Matt Groening showed off his pal Gary Panter's Dal Tokyo while Akbar & Jeff walked past in the background. Matt recounted for us how he helped save the strip from being dumped at the L.A. Weekly back in the 1980s by arguing that it's one of the greatest works of art of the 20th century.
Eric shows off Johnny Gruelle's Mr. Twee Deedle to Matt, who was particularly taken with Gruelle's "birds-eye view" strips in the book and walked away with it under his arm.
Shannon Wheeler was signing Oil and Water before he even had a chance to sit down.
Shannon joined Mark Kalesniko at the signing table.
Our homie John Roderick dropped by and picked up Significant Objects and the new softcover edition of Joost Swarte's Is That All There Is?, confessing that he'd love to have Swarte do the cover art for his next album.
By the way, my co-workers have photos & tales of their own that they'll be posting when they get back to the office... RIGHT GUYS?