So last night while waiting for someone I had a meeting with to show up, I decided to doodle and chose to try my hand at drawing a very hard boiled Humphrey Bogart Here’s the piece with one of my favorite bogie lines from Cassablance. Done with the mouse and GIMP
By the time it was finished, my fingers were hurting like hell. So I kinda skimped on the ciggie smoke. Bogie was the inspiration for a hard-boiled Vampire story that I wrote for “The Harrow” sometime back called A DEATH BY ANY OTHER DAME.
Thanks to Ron Marz, I got to attend the Albany Comic Convention on Nov 1st. This was my first time as an invited guest at a comic book show and I enjoyed it a lot. The excellent folks at That’s Entertainment (especially George and Pete) hooked me up with a ton of Mumbai Macguffin and Sadhu vol 2. – The Silent Ones TPB, so that I had some stuff to sell. Thanks to everyone who bought a copy. I managed to offload almost all the copies I had gone into the show with. Hope you enjoyed those, folks!
The show was small-ish but a ton of fun. I shared tablespace with Nick Taplansky, writer of AWAKENING (Archaia) and Dave Rodriguez, writer of STARKWEATHER: IMMORTAL (Archaia) and SHADOWGIRLS webcomic.
Had a blast with Ron and Matthew Dow Smith (Dr. Who, The Keep). Scored some free copies of Ron’s Samurai TPB vol 2. and Con exclusive cover WITCHBLADE (done by Matthew).
Towards the end of the show, chatted with Dennis Calero and found that we have a common friend. Small world, indeed.
So all in all, a good time. Looking forward to heading back there next spring in April 2010. Here are some pictures from the show.
(Before the Show Started)
(Ron at his table)
Nick T. pimping AWAKENING (photo: Zach Rosenberg)