Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 wrap up

I know I don't blog much nor do I believe many people even actually read this. I just wanted to take a few moments to touch upon a few hi-lights for me in throughout 2010.

2010 was a busy year for me and conventions. I was lucky enough to have another successful convention of my own. The fourth annual Spokane Comicon was on May 22, 2010 and it was a blast. The positive trends continue as we sold more tables, added more special guests, and increased our overall attendance through the doors. John Layman is the man BTW. Year 5 (May 21, 2011) is already shaping up to be bigger and better.

I was also lucky enough to attend Emerald City Comicon (March), Otaku Con (July) and Jet City Comic book show (September) as an artist. I had a lot of fun getting to hang out with fellow artists as well as meet new people. I am looking forward to doing more cons in 2011.

Finally, I was able to go back to San Diego Comic con Int for my 3rd time. It's always a geekgasim of over stimulation and head turning. I think I had more fun this time around because I seem to make more and more connections with other professionals in the comic book biz. It's a real treat to get to talk to fellow artists and writers who actually remember me.

My favorite moments from the SDCC was a tie. Getting to go see writer director Kevin Smith's panel again was hilarious fun as was getting to see Stan "the Man" Lee in person for the first time. I was lucky enough to get there early both times and sit about 10 feet away from both of them. Big shout out to artist Andy Owens and his family who were nice enough to let me bunk with them in San Diego.

Family wise things went great as could be. My wife's online business continues to grow and I am so proud of her. My daughter started Kindergarten and is doing very very well. She really likes her teacher and is excelling in all categories.

Here's to hope 2011 is as positive and successful as 2010 has been.