Awesomeness, thy name is New York Comicon. It'll be in February again in 2009, but having it in April, even though tomorrow night is the first night of Passover, is wonderful, especially since it hit 82 degrees today, which meant: no coat to check, and therefore, no waiting on a coat check line.
I didn't go to panels. I ended up staying in the dealers' room for 4 hours, then walked along the waterfront before going to the subway and heading home. Here are a few pics. Click on any and get to my flickr photo stream for the rest.
Amanda Conner is super nice and very gracious. I bought a small, digest-sized sketchbook and she autographed it. Then, after letting me take a couple of pictures, she agreed to hold my stormtrooper figure and she even posed it! This pose was her idea.
Ivan Reis wasn't autographing for almost another hour, but he did take a break from his sketching so I could take a picture of him.
I got to speak with artist Cliff Chiang for a few minutes and told him how much I love his work on Green Arrow and Black Canary and that I hope he does more work at DC. He came across as a nice guy.
Getting to meet, chat with, and get an autograph from Leonard Starr was the highlight. I've been a fan of his work since I was a kid reading Mary Perkins: On Stage, which now has the first four compilations in print (I'll be buying them) and a 5th on the way. And his 20 year run on Annie was superlative. He was very nice.
Gail Simone was signing at DC's booth and there was a long line of people waiting their turn, so not being a fan of standing on lines, I took this shot while maneuvering around people and trying to catch Gail when she wasn't moving.