Boston Comic Con 2010!

Excellent show! Awesome turnout!  But long lines, as seen in the photos posted on Facebook taken by Amy Fletcher, Sarah Montani, Mike Gelbwasser, Zante Kry, Rick Fonseca,and others at the location of the Westin Boston Waterfront on April 10-11.  I’m a huge Joss Whedon fan and I’ve taken photos with Clare Kramer and Julie Benz (posted below the other pics) so posing with Amber Benson from Buffy was great!  I spent some time catching up with Jim Starlin at his table talking about his recent work as well as our collaboration together on Warlock and the Infinity Watch at Marvel in the ’90s.  And I was reunited with the Martinecks: my pal and sometimes assistant Warren, his wife Patty who I haven’t seen in ages, and their son DJ who I finally met.  The Last photo is the Joe Linsner and Eva Hopkins booth where they both donated art to the Inkwell Awards.  For more Inkwell Awards-related photos and donators please go here.  Much thanks to Bob Shaw, Amy Fletcher, and Erik Korpi and the rest of the staff.











Not quite convention photos…

…but these fan photos sat in my inbox for the last two years and I didn’t know what to do with them and now I do;-)

Hey. I’m a friend of Christos Gage. We met during a comic signing in Worcester earlier in the year. We bought 2 prints and my wife, who is a framer, framed them and we put them up in our kids rooms. They turned out so nice i thought you’d like to see them.
Thanks for the artwork!

Sean in Ct.”

Thanks a whole lot for sharing, Sean!

Boston Comic Con

toppag1033An ever-growing show in my back yard, this Boston Comic Con was the final one at the original venue and I have attended every scheduled one except one if memory serves.  I did ok but the Inkwell Awards did much better and we collected some really great donations for our fundraising that weekend.

Amy Fletcher assisted me on Saturday at the table (pic#1) and nearby was my pal and occasional, longtime ink assistant Warren Martineck who generously rendered a color card for us (pic#2).  Plus I got to catch out with my NY/New Jersey connection of buds like Mark McKenna, Jim Calafiore, and Mike McKone (pics3&4) seated next to Tim Sale to also gave us an excellent Batman sketchcard.  It’s also where I hang out with my local pals like Ernie Pelletier of Friendly Neighborhood Comics, Jay & Steve of Rubber Chicken Comics, Zeke & Alyn, Frankie B. Washington, Mike Doherty, Scott Hamilton, Juli Mayers, Scott Ambruson, Norman Lee (as seen here in pic#5 with Geof Darrow and Walt & Louise Simonson) along with his wife Jan, and surely more people that I’ve forgotten to mention.  Oh yeah, and Bob Shaw (pic#6).  He’s one of the primary reasons that every BCC weekend rocks!  (And I don’t say that simply because he’s on the Inkwell Awards Committee;-))

I even ran into Bob Cambra who I haven’t see since childhood as another member of my Torpedo Comics Group (see my bio) (pic#7).  That was THE highlight for me.

For more photos you can check out the Inkwell Awards Appearances page.









New England Comicon


The one and only New England Comic Con on September 20 (it’s name has been changed to The North East Comic Con as of the upcoming January 10, 2010 show) was a modest but promising event (hey, everything has to start somewhere, right?)  I only took two photos (actually Jay Pillarella of Rubber Chicken Comics did the first one) and it was an Inkwell Awards– related one with Committee members Jimmy Tournas and Bob Shaw joining me alongside artist Amy Fletcher who would act as booth mascot at the subsequent and nearby Boston Comic Con.  The other photo was of Amy and Zeke Savory, Jr.  But I will surely rock in the New Year at Jimmy and Larry Harrison‘s next NECC show on January 10 with more images.