So, team Toshigawa has finally emerged from the convention tour we have been on for two weeks. While it was fun to hit Superman Celebration and Anime Blues Con in back to back weekends, it was also exhausting! We also made it out of the art whirlwind that was May and June that saw the release of Jetta: Beginnings from Action Lab Entertainment, Free Comic Book day, and our 2nd MAW Productions Drink N Draw. However, after the smoke cleared and the dust settled, we had two great convention experiences! Here’s a rundown of what you missed.
SUPERMAN CELEBRATION 2012
Superman Celebration was all about family for me and Janet as we took Anakin (our son not the Jedi/Sith) to his first real convention. Things where a little hectic juggling daddy duties and being available at the MAW Productions booth. But, in the end, things worked out well. So, since a picture is worth 1000 words, I got plenty of photos to show you guys.
Me and Anakin at the MAW Productions booth! He plays. I work.
Turra and a Super Fan!
I did two seminars on breaking into the comic book industry! I had an awesome time!
Anakin saw Green Arrow and had to take a picture with him! This is an awesome picture!
Anakin also fell in love with Wonder Woman. He was looking for her after this picture so he could take another one with her.
Found this car outside of Lamberts and Anakin and I decided to take a spin around the block!
We took this same shot of him when he was only a few months old. Time flies.
The Super Mule and the Cookie Caper puppet show went great!
Roy Duck, Buford the Dog, and Muley the Mule star in Super Mule and the Cookie Caper!
Got the chance to meet the man himself, Mr. George Perez!
This is what Superman Celebration was about for me this year. My family and my art!
ANIME BLUES CON 2012
Anime Blues Con 2012 was all about work, work, work. Some of you guys know that I’m also a convention head for the art track at ABC. What that means is, not only am I set up for the convention at the MAW Productions booth, but I am also responsible for artist alley, the art panels, and the artist guests of honor. It can be a lot of fun. But it is also very taxing. Here are a few photos from the weekend.
Janet and Aang pose at ABC 2012
Reason number 1 anime conventions are different from other comic cons
Reason number 2 anime conventions are different from other comic cons.
Kevin is interviewed at the MAW Productions booth by Becca Meritt
Animator and comic artist, Alex Zemke, demos his animation skill at his booth!
Paintings by Demarco Randall!
Jewelery by Janet Wade
Anakin shows Turra all of the great spots to take photos!
Then he stops to take pictures with Catwoman. His convention tour continues!!
Animaniacs in the house!
TEST YOUR MIGHT!
ABC was so huge that DJ Lance Rock made an appearance!
Out of the Blu number 1 made it's debut at ABC! This was awesome to see completed and have anime and manga fans read for the first time. Be on the look out for the web series coming soon.
The Anime Blues Program Book and Out of the Blu #1 together! 2X BLues! Anime Blues!
Ninjettete from my favorite graphic novel series Empowered!
Anime Blues Con 2! Two times the trouble!
This is the look of an exhausted con head and artist.
CONVENTION COMMISSIONS APLENTY!!
Dejah Thores Commission
New 52 Superman Commission
Muley the Mule and Snuffy Commission
Turra Shibata commission
Thanks to everyone that came out to both Superman Celebration and Anime Blues Con! You guys are what we do this for and I look forward to meeting you all out there on the convention road! Next stop, Memphis Comics and Fantasy Convention.