Monday, August 10, 2009

SDCC Happy Fun!

Wow, its already been 3 weeks since my last post? 3 fun filled weeks of adventure, sillyness and amazing people. It was another great year, here's a little taste of what has happened during my trip!

The SLG booth was aweseome this year! We sold a lot of issues along with prints.

It was fun to meet up with fans, friends and draw sketches.

The Strange Eggs Crew, Steve, Myself, Chris and Jhonen. The book was a hit.
I felt pretty accomplished getting to sign for a book this year.

After my signings I did a lot of hanging out!

First stop....

Hosted by Thurop Van Orman and Pen Ward.

It was so much fun to hang out with fans of the show, friends, people who worked on the show and of course finally meeting Thurop and Pen!

We went to the Coraline Panel, which was incredible and very inspiring. Henry S. was so great. It was nice to finally meet him, we've been counting the days for a meeting. He was so happy to see me that he hugged me and lifted me right off the ground. I only wish we had a little more time to take pictures and have dinner. He had to head back Oregon, sadly.

Henry called me later and lead me to the Necca booth where they had gorgeous official Puppets from the movie. Their selling them for 6,000 bux a pop! If only I had some etra scratch.

While I was there, I met up with some of the finest Coraliners who were waiting for me. They told me some great stories, I got to pet Martin's cute little dog in a bag and their going to send me some trinkets from the movie! :D Thanks for leading me to them Henry!

We went to the San Diego Zoo too!

And look what I found in the oddessy section!

Ain't he a handsome little devil?

During most of our trip we had the pleasure to meet some of our online friends and pen pals! Which is the best part of the con in my opinion. We hung out with them all during most of the trip too!

Like Bauza! It was so great to FINALLY meet you.

We ran into Fred Osmond!

Ricky, you were amazing. Thanks so much for the pancake breakfast I'm still amazed that you would do that for us and I love my book! We are so happy we got to chill with you and shoot the breeze. We will do it again soon.

The tiny kitten booth where we met up with Frank and Becky and their classy friends.

We went to this amazing ice cream joint where it looked like a old timey movie theatre.

Their friend got the biggest ice cream cone I ever seen.

Man, they had the best toppings. Huge pieces of cookie and cheese cake! *smack smack*

We also had a Art Jam at some snazzy hotel.

Becky drew me this during the fun. :)

Thanks for buying us drinks! You guys are the best.

We've got kitty paws.

Coolest kids on the block. <3

Nico! <3

And another. :) What a sweetie.

We all had dinner at "Rockin Baja" where they served food in buckets.

We also had heavenly cupcakes. *angel chorus sings*

We ate at the hard rock cafe and Carl and Molly asked Zach and I to draw them. Its a good thing I'm left handed.

You guys are sweethearts.

Later, Nico was an angel to drive us to Burbank where we had dinner with some of the dummies who couldnt make it to the con.

From L-R Myself, Katie, Luke, Nico, Zach, Gabe, Kyle and Linsay.

We went to chill at Katie and Lukes house where we got to see their snazzy home, kitties and their chinny. C:
It was really nice to see familar faces too. I've missed you guys!

Dekay! <3

Erin! I was so glad to catch you this year. xoxoxoxo

Hee hee Pokemon.

We also chilled at Kali and Nico's crib and meet their little kitty who grew while they were away on their trip.

She kept playing with the bows on my shoes.

We collected so much swag this year, I was surprised we fit everything in our suitcase.

What I loved most were the beautiful drawings I recieved.

Thurop drew this right at the Aswesome beach party.

Kali drew us! Look how cutesy she made Zach.

And this is how I look in the eyes of Mr. John K. *w* (loves my sparkle eyes)

While at Katie and Lukes they surprised us with Skadi posters and the sketches Katie drew of me a few months back!

The con went well with flying colors, It was the best one yet. It lead me to so many amazing people, new and old. I cant wait to go back and create new memorable moments. I know I'll remember the ones from this year forever. Siiiigh. Comic con.

Look forward to some artwork in my next post. I have tons that I need to share!

Much love!



J said...

Hey I was that kid at comic con at the john k panel who recognized you! Thank you for spending time on making me this sketch:

You rock!

Nico said...

That weekend was a freaking blast. Love you guys. I miss you already!!

Molly said...

It was so great meeting you guys! Definitely a highlight of the trip (only slightly behind those cupcakes)!

Oh I love that ice cream place! I could stay there for hours eating fudge topping.

We continue to show off to all of our friends the amazing drawing you and Zach did of us! Thank you again!

Kali Fontecchio said...

I had so much fun meeting you and Zach!

Today I hung the pictures you guys made me right next to each other above my door!!! Nico helped me as he is very tall. <3 <3 <3

Come back!!!

Malcolm said...

It was pretty awesome meeting you, Tara. Next year will be more planned out and less chaotic.

buddy bradley said...

nice to know your works.
I really love your art.