The first day went pretty smooth for me as I had my table set up by the immortal herself, Shawnti Therrien. Liz Ortiz sat in on the table and next to us was Portland Maine's own Joel Rivers and his wife, check out "Beyond Believe" by Joel in the preview book "The Collection." Friday was a good day in sales as my peers all picked up their copies of Hell's Blood and the t-shirts to match. I did a panel for the Comicbook Artists Guild "A Call For Members." followed by the CAG awards. I was nominated for six different awards and came out with 3 wins. Speechless, my god are these people crazy!!? I won Best Penciler, Hell's Blood won for Best Creative Team, and also Best Art. I was just in awe, what a day.
Sat. was another good one, started with a commission of a Skrull Spider Woman before I even set up my table a couple more followed through out the day. I made many connections and new friends, sales weren't as great but by this time I was just loving the positive feed back I was receiving for the art I put out. That night was the Indy Party, that was by far the best one yet and many old friends like Ven Yann, Shawnti, Keith Murphey, Matt Ryan and Willy Rison, Sue and Everet Soares, Mr. Kanaras, Mark Mazz, Joey, ZMan, and many others to throw in there plus new ones like Joel and his wife, sorry I can't remember her name but I'm looking to change that when I hit the Portland Con, Koran my brotha', and Niko who created Homunculus. What a night!
Sunday, I was slightly hung over and almost left really early but I'm glad I didn't. Probably my best sales day thanks to ZMan for picking up my slack! Had a couple of interviews in Podcast Alley and finally time to catch the train again. This time we caught the train but after having Ven, Joey, and ZMan check for their tickets I ended up being the one who lost his. So i was ready to pay for my ticket on board when the conductor asked me about the con, that lead to Hell's Blood and a free book for him that lead to a free ride for me, go Hell's Blood! So that was my NYCC 2009 experience, I'll be there next year in Oct. Thanks for reading.