Monday, March 8, 2010
So, I have returned from the recent Saccon and despite all the negativity from this convention I've heard leading up to It I was very surprised. I brought my son along and told him that if he helped me out during the day I would give him half of what ever we earned. I'm not trying to brag but needless to say I should have thought more about saying that because I ended up making a lot more than I expected. So much that on the way home he was able to make a stop at both the Lego store for a new set and then to Toys'r'us to pick up a brand new Nerf gun and have money left over. He was stoked. To be honest I had a good time, I sold some original art, I sold out of sketch books and sold a TON of prints. I even got to do a couple commissions that I forgot to take pictures of, but that just shows how busy we were. The rest of the Carbon Robot guys seemed to have a pretty good time as well. I really want to thank all of you who took the time to come over and tell me how much they liked my work, that. is. amazing. This is only my third con I've exhibited at and I feel like each one has been better and better for me. I'm looking forward to the next event and showing some finished pages.
With that being said, if I had any bad things to say it would be that I seriously fear for the future of the human race if this whole cosplay thing gets any more popular. These kids really scare the shit out me. I don't know whats worse them... or the fact that their PARENTS drop them off looking like that. I own some of the bigger anime titles like Akira and Ghost in the Shell, you know, the movies that were amazing and inspiring to me as a kid but I didn't go around dressed up as them. Anyway, I don't think these people come out to actually buy anything they really just come out to parade around and annoy the shit out of everyone else. I'm not a religious person but I feel dressing up like that and acting like a complete idiot is a sin. I don't have any problem if someone wants to come out dressed like the Master Chief or Rorsach(don't know if I spelled that right) or something comic related as long as it is tastefull, some of those people spend a lot of time on their costumes and I can respect that. They aren't dressing up like their favorite Anime character and roll playing with each other through the damn convention hall. I went out to get something out of my truck and like 10 of them are singing "little bunny foo foo!!!!!" WTF!!! Some of these people need to be arrested. I saw a 40 year old mouth breather dressed up like Naruto, that guy had pedophile written all over him. My point is they suck and need to find somewhere else to do what they do. I'm embarrassed to be at conventions because of these kids, because I automatically think that people might think I might be into that kind of stuff. I think it also deters people who like comics but just don't want to be in the same place these kids are. What say you guys, am I wrong?
Anyway, I'm inking the first eight pages from my book this week and hopefully, I'll have more for you to look at very soon. thanks for stopping by.