Wizard World Chicago: The Recappening

I can die fulfilled now.

Wizard World Chicago is over, and I feel justified in saying that The Simon Corporation's first foray into the outside world was a success. Not a "there were no survivors" kind of success, but a success none the less.

My primary goal for this convention was simple, get as many people as possible reading my comic, checking out my work, and telling their friends. In that, I feel I was successful. My secondary goal to transform the con-goers into an army of mindless slaves that would obey my every sinister order was unfortunately not as successful, as we couldn't fit my experimental hypno-ray in Brodie's car.
Lack of living zombification aside, I had a great time. I've always been nervous about putting my work out there for humans to see, but all my material seemed to be well received. So that's something. 

What I enjoyed most was the interaction: meeting people, making contacts, doing interviews, donating prints and sketching for charity auctions, signing shirts, etc. I have a lot of people I need to email and I plan on starting that tonight. 


I had a few requests to draw stuff over the weekend. Here's a few that stood out.

I was also asked to do some quick sketches that will be auctioned off, the proceeds going to The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. I believe the auction is supposed to be Star Wars themed, but the guy told me not to do Star Wars, because they already had tons of Stars Wars stuff. So I drew a quick Batman and Joker:

[The Crew]

I have to take a moment to give props to my crew. Nicole, Brodie, Bryan, Mary, David, and Shorty all came out so support me and they kicked ass. They covered the table anytime I had to step away, ran to the printer when we ran out of Chubs prints, and they passed out postcards en masse. One notable moment was when a guy came to my table, I offered him a postcard, and he said he already had like five. Apparently Brodie went so far as to put one in front of every sink in the restrooms.

They kicked ass and this venture wouldn't have been nearly as successful without them.

[To be continued]

I have a lot of links to drop from other artist, writers, bloggers, and charities that I swapped info with, but I'm still mentally exhausted from the whole awesome ordeal, so that'll have to wait for another post.