Wizard World Toronto Comic Con was this past weekend (April 14th-15th, 2012). I was there for both days. I got sketches. I walked around... a lot... Report over.
Okay, so the report isn't over, but you get the gist of it...
The only one that I truly was going for, was the Supergirl by Kagan McLeod. I had a few others sketches that I was thinking of getting, from other artists, but most didn't happen. I was playing it by ear, at this convention, for sketches. As for comics to get signed, I didn't have that many.
Saturday started off in line at the MTCC North Building. I was still debating as to who I would be seeing first. I didn't decide that until I walked onto the convention floor. I ended up at Kagan's table... followed by Danny, Migs, and Brendan.
John McCrea arrived. I had some books to get signed (Hero Initiative 100 Project hardcovers), that I wanted to get into the car ASAP. After asking about his sketch prices, I decided to get one.
Once done, I went get onto Adrian Alphona's and Tyler Kirkham's sketch lists. I also picked up a page of original artwork, from each of them (Runaways page by Alphona, X-Men: Phoenix Warsong page by Kirkham... all of those, shown later).
The day wasn't even half over, and I was coming to the realization, the second day at the con, probably wasn't needed (though, something good started from that second day... more on that later).
I spent the rest of the day, just waiting for the sketches by Adrian Alphona and Tyler Kirkham.
Danny did mention to me, a day or two before, that there was an artist, Samantha Leriche-Gionet, that does little drawings of you, for cheap. Why not, eh?
I actually like it quite a bit. Kinda makes me feel like a character in Disney's The Weekenders.
I picked up my sketch from Adrian Alphona part way through the afternoon, but had to wait near the end of the day, to get my sketch from Tyler Kirkham.
- Batgirl by Adrian Alphona
- Runaways v2 #11 Page 13 by Adrian Alphona and Craig Yeung
- Zatanna by Tyler Kirkham
- X-Men: Phoenix Warsong #4 Page 10 by Tyler Kirkham and Sal Regla
Oh, and this happened.
|Me & WWE Hall of Famer, Edge!|
I am quite happy I got to meet (and get my photo with) Edge. Photo was taken by Danny.
That was the end of the first day. Second day, I went solo.
The plan was to also get another piece done by Kagan McLeod for myself, and one for Danny. Both got done. The X-23 on the right, is mine. Danny got Black Widow.
One piece I have been kicking around for a bit, and is in the process of being done in time for TCAF. I got on the list late, but from what I saw, Agnes Garbowska is knocking this one outta the park! I am really excited to see the finished piece! Until then, I am looking at the photos of the process. Pencils, Inks. The smile on my face is ear to ear.
This piece is not exactly the same as the style as the prints, but I am assuming the prints were done digitally. Still, I find it cute.
Once the con was over, I took off, and went home for dinner. And, the after con clean-up.
Reflecting back, Saturday was pretty busy at the con. Not Fan Expo Canada busy. Or even as busy at Hobbystar's Toronto ComiCON, last month. But this is the busiest I've seen a WW TO show. Keep in mind, this is the third year, and I only went on Friday and Saturday, last year.
Sunday was pretty slow, and progressively got emptier as the day progressed.
I didn't pick up too much, around the dealers. I bought a few single issues, and a butterfly-knife-like bottle opener
It was nice to see many of the familiar faces at the con. Many, I'm sure I'll see at TCAF, in a few weeks.