Monday, August 31, 2009

Meeting Other Artists and Exhibitors from Comic-Con at Baby Tattoo Breakfast Party

Thanks, Bob! It was a great Baby Tattoo "breakfast party."

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

"Breakfast" with Spencer and Lili

We met a lot of interesting people at the Baby Tattoo private "breakfast party," including Spencer and his wife Lili. After earning a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Washington and working in the toy industry for nearly 10 years, he opened his own company, Booty Babe. His first full-figured lady "came to life" in 1998; Doug and I thoroughly enjoyed talking with Spencer and Lili at Bob's party.

Before heading back to their home in Las Vegas, Lili and Spencer stopped by to say goodbye.

Another of Spencer's vinyl babes.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Thursday, July 23: Fun Breakfast Party

It's great to network at conventions so when Bob Self from Baby Tattoo Books stopped by the booth and invited us to a "breakfast party" that evening at the Hilton Gaslamp, we said, "We'd love to stop by."

At the close of the first full-day of Comic-Con, it was great to relax and meet other artists and exhibitors; our host, Bob Self - president of Baby Tattoo Books - was gracious to include us.

Shortly after arriving "for breakfast," Doug met Molly Crabapple - artist, author and the founder of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School. She invited us to Friday evening's 2-Year San Diego Sketchy's Anniversary and Comic-Con Afterparty at the Ruby Room. (check the blog later for photos from an evening where "life-drawing meets cabaret.")

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Dedicated Costume Fans Stop by Doug's Booth

We generally took the trolley in the morning from the Westin San Diego to the convention center. It wasn't a long ride and we had a lot of fun talking with Comic-Con attendees - most without costumes, though! Doug and I talked with this couple while waiting for the shuttle and learned that they dressed in different costumes each day. We asked them to stop by the booth in case we didn't see them the next morning.

Well, we didn't see them on the trolley the next morning so they did stop by the booth to show us their costumes.

Thursday, July 23, Barry - born in Chiswick, England but now living near Bakersfield, California - stops by the booth. He tells Doug he'll be back again but wearing a different costume. In fact, he's been attending Comic-Con the past 6 years and wears different costumes each day he visits.

Barry (right) in costume Friday, July 24th.

Barry in costume Saturday, July 25th.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

July 23: Sketches for Tom, Robert and Aaron

Tom - a Dana Point, California resident and high school art teacher in Costa Mesa, California - has been coming to Comic-Con since 1975; he had Doug sketch a Sneyd "original" in his sketchbook.

Robert (from Lancaster, California) is a regular Comic-Con attendee and collector of comic art.

This was the first Comic-Con for Aaron, who lives about an hour north of San Diego in Escondido, California.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Michele and Heather Pose for Original Sneyd Sketches

Michele and husband Steve (from Burbank, California) are Comic-Con regulars.

Despite living in Redondo Beach, California, this was only Heather's second year at Comic-Con.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Visit Imaginism Studios and Doug at Fan Expo Canada August 28-30 in Toronto

Imaginism Studios president Bobby Chiu, art director Kei Acedera and (right) senior artist Thierry Lafontaine always have a popular booth at Comic-Con; it will be equally busy at Fan Expo Canada August 28-30 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Doug is also exhibiting at Fan Expo Canada as a featured guest.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Monday, August 24, 2009

July 23: More Unpublished Sneyd Sketches

Christina, a Los Angeles resident, was visiting Comic-Con for the first time.

This is the third time Mark (from Hawaii) has attended Comic-Con. He's a cartoonist and involved with cartoon animation.

Michael (right) asked Doug to sketch his girlfriend Tiffany's profile from a phone image.

John asked for a specially personalized Unpublished Sneyd for a gift to Danielle's father.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Doug Personalizes Copies of Unpublished Sneyd

Strangers in Paradise author, Terry Moore from Houston, Texas, stopped by to chat with Doug and purchase a personalized copy of Unpublished Sneyd.

Although Frank lives in Long Island, New York, he's a Comic-Con regular.

Tony flew in from Belgium to attend Comic-Con.

This was Greg's second time visiting Comic-Con; he lives in San Jose, California.

(blog entires by Heidi Hutson)

Saturday, August 22, 2009