Monday, August 24, 2015

Comic Con Chicago

Flying to Chicago is going home. More of my family is concentrated there and its one short flight and done. This year family gathered together and enjoyed the Comic Con and each other, (I hope, anyway.)
 Ryan says its our fifth time attending, but I'm thinking more like four, whatever.So here are a few of the highlights.

Love Chicago, I do.

Lucky enough to have time to grab the camera before he stormed past.


People in costumes and super hero action figure galore, there's no place like Comic Con.

So this guy is doing a pretty decent Stan Lee impression. It took us awhile to tell. There was a sign with "donations for pictures" and if it really was Stan Lee, there would be a price clearly marked. Just saying.

Some years we take the time to actually thumb through a few thousand comic books other years action figures or prints. Just what ever, man.

 This original and bright art caught my eye.

Crow is like one of my hero's.

Plenty of tributes to Wonder Woman everywhere. As there should be.

The main event for me was clearly Tom having a booth this year. I follow his blog and copy his style, shamelessly.

Ryan and I had a lovely conversation with legend Neal Adams about the contribution of photography to art in the last 100 years. Neil liked me and insisted on looking at some of Ryan's ideas for a series.

Michael Golden shared his methods on story writing and development. He is funny and honest the hour was filled with tips and quizzes.

We hired him to fulfill a young boys misspent youth, I mean wish, to include the micronaut in his childhood equivalent of a blankie. 

Wow, when I heard Tom Richmond was going to have a booth this year, I knew what I had to do, and here is proof I did it.

I love this cuz I was nerdo fan. But I really think this guy is the best. His wife is very nice and I hung over his shoulder and learned crazy amounts of cool shit. It was like watching Elyse play the piano where her fingers fly over the keys and music comes out. Tom's line work was so confident and accurate I was humbled.  
 Lastly we met with a Co Owner from a Publishing Comics, who gave Ryan some great tips and str

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Balloons for a good Paws

Forever Homes for Paws held an awareness event this morning. I worked the volunteer table and because I can't sit still, also made balloon animals for the cutest kids ever. Local youth were given the opportunity to learn about the FHFP's upcoming fund raising events, craft, movies and other fun stuff and just as important how to participate. The rescue puppies and dogs that attended served as good will ambassadors for the cause.

Kids and Puppies. 

The brindle puppy and this adorable animal fan made my heart swell.

Parents brought their children to instill love for animals and learn how to help them.

Future animal activist.

This is why we do this. Teaching respect for animals to the next generation as well as providing an outlet for them to contribute.

Not surprising pink poodles were the most requested balloon of the day.

Educating the Group on what Forever Homes for Paws is and could be.

Sign up for future events.

There are lots of ways to help and we welcome everyone to join us.

The community came out in support of animals, and we are so thankful.