FOR TOMMY: I Went To Chicago, Bill Jemas Went To China
then there was the girl who asked me to read out descriptions
of pornographic comics to prove that anything I said "sounded
anyone got a spare black-and-white Dante going?
All this costume cosplay malarkey can start to play with your
perceptions. I do hope the police officers on duty with their
bright orange suits weren't mistaken for Rebellion Fleet Pilots
too often. And one young child with a small head cast was
mistaken for being in costume a number of times as well. But
as long as there are women willing to shave to put on costumes,
and men without shame or an exercise regime happy to dress
up in skin tight suits, there shall always be entertainment.
Favourite books of the con? TALES FROM THE PIMP issues 1 and
0 from Digital Pimp comics by Philip Chan and Joe Dunn. Very
funny slice-of-life stories with some damn fine gags along
the way. Excellent. Too excellent.
they didn't reckon on was the Tales From The Pimp stickers
being seized upon by pimp-wannabees, so that people were taking
40 at a go. By the end of the con, they were even being sold
on as collectables!
Udon's Street Fighter series is about to have a major ad feature
inserted in the GamePro magazine that takes a unique "newbie"
look at the comic, sample art alongside the script to each
page, as well as a step-by-step creation guide. I get the
feeling this thing is going to sell, but initial orders haven't
quite reflected this reality.
Super Happy Hour by Dan Taylor and Chris Fason was also a
comic book I was seeing around the place. Set in a superhero
hangout bar, it's received plaudits from many industry figures,
and was quite the popular book to be seen with. It appears
that a number of name pros will be contributing short stories
to subsequent issues. I read Gail Simone's story - really
rather moving. This could so easily be the next POWERS.
I may have been barred from the Marvel suite (dang, now I
know how Marv Wolfman feels) but I found solace in the likes
of comics' rebellious children, Jim Lee, Alex Ross, Mark Millar
and Heidi MacDonald one night as we set the industry to rights,
till five in the morning in a hotel lobby. And then promptly
forgot it all. Shame really.
Joe Quesada told a few people he was terrified of me, believing
I had radar ears. And indeed I did - I heard nothing but good
things about Joe all weekend. Even from DC!
Marc Silvestri's work on New X-Men looked gorgeous and people
talked about a Jim Lee-style attention being brought back
to the title. Marc's work on an adult Beak and an adult Kevin
And His Sentinel also attracted considerable Days Of Future
Grant discussion. It's very, very nice guys.
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