Thursday, July 31, 2008

Comic-Con '08- part 2

Thursday, July 24th:

I know when most people hear "Comic-Con" they just think it's a convention full of comic-book geeks. Yes, there are plenty there, but there's so much more! It's a lot more animation, film, and tv than just comics. In fact, I heard one woman complaining that she didn't like the convention and didn't see any comics! (Apparently she was looking in the wrong places.) We go for the animation aspect of it and this was really a great year for it! In the following posts, I'm going to concentrate more on the artists than the comics side of things. So even for all of you artists who aren't into comics, Comic-Con is really worth checking out! (If you're in the biz, you can register for the professional pass and get you and a guest in for free.) I'd love to see you there next year!

(not pictured- We went to a Disney storyboarding panel. It was really fun! But the pictures turned out all blurry.)

(*edit- got cool new photo from friend) :)

Right after the Disney panel, we got into the Dr. Who panel 22 minutes late, but caught enough. They were doing a Q&A when we came in and showed a trailer for this year's Christmas episode.

When Celina went to buy her copy of Rocket Johnson, John Musker was there. So we talked to him a bit, mainly about Chicago. (He's from the North Side.) Unfortunately we didn't have our copies of the book on us for him to sign and he was flying out to Chicago the next day.

The crowds were overwhelming this year. They were actually sold out completely a week before. I overheard this conversation.

Here we are taking a break from the crowds before heading over to a cocktail party.

We joined the LA chapter of Women in Animation for a cocktail party at the Marriott.

Then after the WIA party, we went back to the convention and watched a Will Eisner documentary.

other interesting panels (that we didn't go to) Thursday-

Indies in Comics, Comic Book Law School 101, Building your Art Portfolio, Animation on a Shoestring budget, how to write a pitch, Bill Plympton.....

and much, much more!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Comic-Con'08- part 1

Late last night we just got back home from the BEST vacation EVER!!!! :D (except for losing my sketchbook) We actually had more fun at Comic-Con this year than last. (but not as energetic) I'm going to try really hard in this next week to be selective as to which photos to post. (Between the 9 of us who went, we have waaaaayyyy too many photos!) I'll be posting more on myspace and facebook later. ;)

Wednesday, July 23: (Preview night)

Goodbye Chicago!

Hello San Diego!

Here we are with some of the Disney guys who put together the much anticipated Who Is Rocket Johnson? book.

There was quite a long line to get their book opening night and I felt bad for the people's whose tables we were all blocking by standing in line. :S

Kristine was happy to see the Flight artists. :)

me with Paul Levitz, president of DC Comics

*****Lost Sketchbook!*****

I'm missing a small blue spiral bound sketchbook with a Degas drawing on the cover. If anyone was at Comic-Con Sunday and found it, please let me know. I'm hoping whoever found it will Google my name and find this blog. Please contact me at Thanks!

We had a GREAT time at Comic-Con. (even more so than last year!) Please check back soon for full Comic-Con details and plenty of photos! I'll be updating throughout the week. ;)

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Ever since I did that Superman illustration, I've been meaning to do a Batman one. After seeing The Dark Knight last night, I just had to do this!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

curious lil' caterpillar

At the sketch crawl Saturday, I looked down at my leg and saw something stuck to me. I freaked out and then saw that it was just a caterpillar. Very interesting looking- esp. the way it moved. I wish I had a better quality video of it:

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Harley Quinn

One of my favorite Batman characters is Dr. Harleen Quinzel. She started off as a psychiatrist in Arkham asylum. During sessions with the Joker, he manipulates her and she falls madly in love with him, soon adopting a jester costume. I love the psychology of this and would love to see her portrayed in a Batman movie one day! Here's Mad Love, the origin of Harley Quinn. (One of the best episodes!)

Friday, July 04, 2008


Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone's having a great summer so far!
(side note- those cops- yeah, that actually happened last night)

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Batman: Gotham Knight

We went to Wizard World last Saturday and saw a sneak peak of Batman Gotham Knight. (It's the same concept of Animatrix-a bunch of shorts by different directors.) Bruce Timm was there on the panel afterwards. He was executive producer on this. (He's the third guy in the photo above.) I would love to meet him some day. He's the reason I got into comic books. I loved the animated Batman, Superman, and Justice League series! Actually, the crew had a signing Sunday, but because I had a professional pass I'm not allowed to go to the signings. (cuz I got in free.) Maybe I'll get to meet him at Comic-Con??? ;)