Wednesday, September 3, 2008
SD con day 6...
me an Mr Reggie...talking biz
kharupt and l swapping info
more love..thanks Mindy...Lucasfilm has it's own brand of hand sanitizer ....cool
ok here is the funny day...so like typical black people we are on'lsland time'...the symposium is at 10am...so we are late by 15 minutes which means we can't get in. l wait and by the grace of the divine comic gods l get let in and find a space to sit...actually we all get in. SM looks terrible but he gets recognized by a fan and l'm glad that he is finally getting his due.
l sit next to a guy who working and texting as the speeches are going on...l find out that he is a fellow artist and we have talked on this very blog...small world.
the BLACK PANEL was funny as hell...as usual the highlight of the panels we went too. afterwards l spoke to Reggie and said 'peace' and he was very happy to speak to me about the work we did together on the BP Annual and we talked about maybe doing some work together...he was very supportive of my skills and was asking about what l'm doing next....hey, you never know.
we met up with Kharupt...nice brother, hey how do l get a watch?
we hit the con floor...meet up with G Elliott and walked the con...said 'hi' to tons of people...press the flesh with people l've only read about. made peace with a few others...talked about how short life is too a few guys who worked with MR TURNER...it was very sad but made me think about how petty l was being about things in my past.
l bought a few sketch books....makes me think about how l will proceed with mine. Sanford was ill...Keron was sick...Kirby was nuts...etc...this guys are bad boys.I was surprised at how much love they showed me...it was the highlight of the trip for me.
ok so ...we head home after a full day of meeting up with the players and shakers..l roll back early to meet up with my cousin who was driving in today...it was great to see him..we hit the CHEESECAKE FACTORY...we only waited 30 minutes for a table...that is impressive. we talked all night...it was great to reconnect.
we drove back...he had to get back to Palm Springs so he headed out...l went for a swim and found a mouse swimming in the pool...hey, that mouse could really swim...we fished him out and the swimmermouse was happy . l decided not to go swimming that night...but the hot tub was calling...l called home...then did some drawing.
Sunday is the last day...more funny stuff to follow.