Well, here we are a week later! Got that pesky redesign done, got some drinks and some resting in – I can finally talk about Free Comic Book Day 2006!
Compared to last year, things went easier. The kids this year were amazing. Very polite and well behaved children make for happier comic artists. I ended up doing about the same number of sketches, about 35 total, but my hand was okay. I switched to doing just headshots and that helped quite a bit.
The Shocktrauma crew was amazing as always. I don’t know how Phil handles it all – he told me that FCBD was more intense than the busiest day at a convention. He ended up doing about 60 sketches and signed a truckload of comics. Bruce and I continued to trade barbs at each other all day. Even Mike Worley showed up after his stint across town at another comic shop. He saved my ass in a pinch – someone wanted a Lisa Simpson! Mike rocked it in true Bongo Comics fashion.
Some new faces this year were Kyle Morton and Mike Sgier. We’ve gotten to know Kyle at the Artist Studio gatherings we’ve had once a month at Krypton. Both of these guys are great.
At the end of the day, we all went to dinner with the other headliner guest, Sarah Douglas from Superman II. Very nice and a great storyteller, Sarah shared tales of Terrence Stamp and Michael Caine, being Ursa, and arriving in Japan to a gaggle of Japanese schoolgirls all dressed like her Ursa character while promoting the Superman movies.
I can’t wait for next year!
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