After a late start, spent almost seven hours at the convention. I attended one panel discussion: "The New Power Generation of Comics" with Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Brandon, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, and Matt Fraction. Matt Brady of Newsarama attempted to moderate, with limited success (at one point Fraction turned a question around and basically interviewed Brady instead of the other way around). These writers all know each other, and had a good time tossing the questions around, interrupting each other, talking at the same time...it got pretty chaotic at times. But they still passed on lots of interesting information about their influences, collaborating with each other and with artists, and what it's like to work at Marvel these days. One main point: Joe Quesada respects the creative process, treats freelancers the way he wanted to be treated when he was one, and doesn't impose editorial constraints on the creators. So if you dislike a Marvel storyline, don't blame Joe!
Lots of shopping, and here's the haul:
Alec: How to be an artist by Eddie Campbell
Smoke by Alex de Campi & Igor Kordy
Scarlet Traces by Ian Edginton & D'Israeli
Kickback by David Lloyd
Channel Zero: Jennie One by Brian Wood & Becky Cloonan
The Collected Stray Bullets Vol. 2,3,4,& 6 by David Lapham
Criminal Vol. 1: Coward/Criminal Vol. 2: Lawless by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips
Most of these trades or hardcovers were $5; a few were half price.
Also some individual issues of BPRD from The Warning, The Black Goddess, & the second issue of War on Frogs.
Last but not least, a lovely 10th anniversary Sandman statue:
Title: Re: Heroes Convention 2009
Post by: Lime_Coke
on June 19, 2009, 11:09:05 PM
One of these years I'm going to make it up there. It didn't work out this year.
It sounds like it's turning out to be a good con this year.
Note: this is my first attempt at pasting in a thread from the old board.