|Jim Cheung art [detail]!|
Oh, well! Despite that unfortunate experience, it was extremely gratifying to finally meet Ramona Fradon, Brian Bolland, Don McGregor, Ron Randall, and several other guests who were in attendance; plus seeing many more comics industry favorites all over again is always a plus. I only managed to get about half of the items signed that I took with me, and then opted out of attempting the rest solely to minimize the amount of time spent standing static on the cruel concrete flooring. I picked up a small handful of bronze age books to flesh out my collection, and picked up a few additional items. This year I shelled out the most cash to have Jimmy Cheung illustrate my blank white variant cover of Marvel's Infinity #1. I didn't select a subject, and simply left that up to the artist, and he returned a spectacular Captain America (current costume design), which lived up to my expectations.
This year my brother David, our pal Burt, and I took in a few new Baltimore places and activities that we hadn't previously, and then all too soon had to head back to the Carolina's. I've included a few random photos for your edification. Enjoy!
|Mid-afternoon crowd entering on Saturday|
|The most daring cosplayer in attendance; despite black shoes & socks.|
|Infinity #1 (art by Jim Cheung).|