Sunday, May 20, 2007

Comic Con

Yesterday I went to the Motor City Comic Con. I had a lot of fun and saw a lot of cool things and people.

I was originally looking forward to seeing Connor Trinneer and Dominic Keating, but after watching them sign autographs for a minute I could see they were just there to make $20 a pop for autographs and were actually dicks. Plus they both looked like Ambercrombie models, which REALLY shouts, "I don't belong" when you're at a Con.

I did talk to two people. One was a comic book artist named Jason Howard. He just co-created a new book called "The Astounding Wolf-Man" that I'm really liking so far. I went to his booth to tell him I love his work on the book and he was super cool and appreciative. That's the kind of guy you actually want to talk to. He was doing a quick sketch for a fan when I went up to him, which was also a cool thing to do.

The coolest thing that happened was that I met Billy West. He did a session where he talked about his career and afterwords he was outside the room and I went up to him and told him how much I love his work (part of me still wants to be a voice actor) and asked if I could get a picture with him. We said something along the lines of "of course you can" and jumped next to me a threw his arm around me. He is a super awesome guy.


I also saw a lot of cool comic books, toys, and the car from Knight Rider, but meeting Billy West was still the coolest thing that happened. I did succeed in my task to find out how much my death of Captain America issue is worth, and also discovered that a few of the other books I've gotten in the last few months have doubled or trippled in value.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Meeting Billy West is pretty awesome. And damn, he looks short next to you.
-Caleb

Calamity Coyote said...

He is short!