Batton with Mike Royer.
Lots of goodies to found in the exhibit hall– good prices, too!
Writer/futurist Rob Salkowitz and wife Eunice Verstegen take five from Comic Fest to relax by the pool at the Town and Country.
Graphic artist Dan Bois designed and set up the Forrest J Ackerman cafe. Here he is with a reasonable facsimile of Forry.
Jackie with her “Comic Book People” books at the Exhibit A Press table.
Wendy Bois– Dan’s better half– at the Bois Graphics table.
See you in Hell? Boilerplate inventor and comics artist artist Paul Guinan gives a toasty toast.
Jackie and I dined with some of the Comic Fest guests. Bryan Talbot captures a moment at dinner with Steve Leialoha, Trina Robbins, and David Maxine.
Selfie with Rob Salkowitz and writer/historian Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (granddaughter of DC Comics founder Major Malcom Wheeler-Nicholson!).
Neat Moon Knight cosplay.
Don’t touch that dial!
Head waiter at the Forry Cafe.
Selfie with Spike Steffenhagen.
With Little Fish Art Studio’s comics artist Serena Leitner and Justin, an up-and-coming cartoonist.
Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, puddin’!
Jackie with collector Dave Armstrong.
FJA and Dan Bois–who got whom?
Pacific Comics Club publisher and bookseller Tony Raiola.
Poolside: Illustrator Bill Stout, his wife Kent, Dave Armstrong, and Spunky.
Writer/artist/publisher Liam Sharp waves, cartoonist Matt Dunford points, and entrepreneur Dave Rodger enjoys the post-Comic Fest evening air (apologies for not identifying the other two . . . cartoonists, no doubt!).
Jackie and I had a great time at the fourth annual San Diego Comic Fest at the Town and Country in Mission Valley. We were especially pleased to be included as guests of the show! Comic Fest is, as the organizers describe it, “the friendly, intimate comic con experience.” And that’s no hype! Though the show was very laid-back, that didn’t detract from everyone’s infectious enthusiasm for comics. A theme this year was commemorating the 100th birthday of Dr.Acula himself, Forrest J Ackerman. The Town and Country’s cafe was devoted to Forry, complete with monster standees, Famous Monsters covers, and a life-size King Kong! A good time was had by fan and pro alike– see for yourself in the photos attached. I’m already looking forward to next year’s Fest!