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Steven Myers
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The memory this brings back: My first convention was a Mid-Ohio-Con when I was in High School. Frank Miller was listed as a guest, but cancelled due to illness. I'm thinking '84. I did get to meet that John Byrne guy and several other creators and I was blown away by all the comics for sale!
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Going to the con in Indianapolis next month I'll get some signed photos take some pictures and maybe some original art depending on what I find.Maybe I'll get my first commission.
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The Indiana Con has Neal Adams, Buzz, Bob Layton, Gerhard as guests.


I might be tempted to make the drive... you take it for granted these guys will continue the con curcuit, but as we know that's not how life works, you must see Neal Adams while you have the chance. He and Stan are the biggest living legends we have left. Go and meet your heroes and have a bit of a chat, pay for an signed item or a sketch, show your appreciation to what they given you while you can. 

Oh yeah, don't forget to take a picture or two.


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Question for people that have been to Motor City Con recently - do art dealers show up? I'd really only be going for original art / commission purposes, and seeing whatever the kids wanted to do. Is it worth the time?

I go every year and I don't recall a whole lot of original art for sale.
I know you are able to commission artwork from some of the artists.
I got a Bill Sienkiewicz sketch and I saw Alan Davis whipping up an awesome Ben Grimm I would have loved to own.
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I like going to cons. I like meeting and seeing the
artists and writers whose work I loved as a kid, and I
like seeing my JBFriends too. Heck, one of the
reasons I go is to see you guys.

Meeting Frank Miller, though, was a big deal for me.
Even though I only got to spend a few moments with him
at the photo opp and a few more getting his autograph,
Frank was one of my Holy Trinity of 80s cartoonists,
along with John Byrne & George Perez. Uncle Walt
rounds out my 80s Mount Rushmore, and I am sure we
share more than a few in our own top tens, but for me,
this was Frank Miller - Finally! Total bucket list
and worth every penny...

I haven't met everybody, and I wish I was using the
same autograph books or habits when I started going to
cons. So many guys I met numerous times, but I didn't
take a picture, e.g. Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, and Curt
Swan, just to name a few. So many guys I didn't have
sign my autograph books when I met them back in the
day, but I'm still working on it.

I'm glad to have met Stan Lee, but sad I didn't get to
meet Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, or Jim Aparo. Gil Kane was
my all-time favorite (John Byrne is my favorite living
cartoonist).

But for all these experiences, and more to come,
meeting John Byrne was by far the best, and that is
saying something, because a lot of these guys are
awesome with their fans, but John was beyond generous,
and whenever I hear some Bad Byrne Story at a con, I
am quick to tell people my stories, and I am glad to
say they stop and listen and say wow. That's cool.

So thanks again, JB, for being such a gracious host.

As for the rest of you, I look forward to seeing you
at the cons this year, or at least seeing some of your
pictures here!

P. S. If you want to see some more of my photos from
past cons, you can find them publicly posted on
facebook @tntcomicsonebay

Check it out!
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Great photos and stories, Ted!

I hadn't gone to a con in over 15 years. Then Baltimore Comic Con announced Sal Buscema as a guest in 2013, and I just had to go.

I think I've been to at least one per year since then. I may go to three, this year. Already have tickets for Wizard World in Philly. Awesome Con in DC is pretty much a lock (Stan Lee!). And probably Baltimore again.




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If one pays attention to most of the Big Bad Byrne stories, one might find oneself wondering "Why would he do/say that?"

And the answer, of course, is HE WOULDN'T!

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Going to the con in Indy on April 15 primarily to meet Nichelle Nichols which would make her the first Star Trek TOS cast member I've ever met.
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JB, are you going to be a guest at any Star Trek conventions this year? 

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JB, are you going to be a guest at any Star Trek conventions this year?

Nope.

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The comic book club, i.e. my students and I will have
our first booth at the upcoming OC Con (Ocean City, NJ).
They are really excited about it, and I hope they have a
memorable experience.

Billy Dee Williams is going to be there. I hope he is
excited to meet them!
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Ted, how cool is that for your students?!? I do hope they have a good time as well. I would get a sketch, that is, if they weren't charging Jim Lee money!  What fun!!!
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Neil Vokes and me at the Ocean City Con (OC Con)...

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Me and Paris Cullins at the OC Con...

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Hope to see some Comic Art Con pics here, but until
then, here are some from today's Great Philadelphia
Comic Con (beginning with Michael Golden)!

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John Wesley Shipp (The Flash)



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Speaking of cons, Jim Warden saw this at the New Jersey comic art convention.

The owner had apparently acquired it believing it to be my work, and asked Jim for confirmation. Jim sent this shot of it to me and, unfortunately, I had to say it was not mine. The artist did catch most of my tropes, tho. I texted to Jim that I should probably hire the guy to ghost for me -- in 1978!!

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Ty Templeton
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Cool picture, cool Beetle drawing and cool dude. :-)
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JB- I suspect that art may be by Victor Bridges, who did some comics for Erik Larsen in the 90's aping your style.

Specifically, the ears, chin, and leg muscles look like his work to me. 
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I'd bet money that's Vic Bridges.
He comes close to JB from the past, but only in the figures. This piece doesn't look like a JB layout to me, mainly because it isn't as symmetrical as it should be and the perspective is a little wonky with the chair.
JB is a master of perspective.

Don't get me wrong, I like it because it reminds me JB art, and I'd be happy to have it, but it ain't a Byrne.
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Gundars Berzins
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Let the fun begin. Stan and Frank at C2E2 this weekend. 
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Great pics Ted,it`s interesting to put a face to the
names of some of those artists after all these years!
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