well, i just wanted to say thank you to all the great fans that came by in Phoenix. it was an awesome Convention. so many great artists and creators there. my son and i drove out and had a great boy's weekend. it was the best time. we even got to meet Wil Wheaton, star of one of mine and my son's most favorite movies of all time "Stand by Me." Alec was blown away to meet Wil all grown up, because he's only known him from the movie. Wil was generous with his time and extremely nice. Stand by Me is also a huge inspiration for the way i tell stories about childhood and friendships and especially the tone of Herobear, so it was a
tremendous honor to share Herobear with Wil and get a chance to talk a little bit.
we also got to meet a lot of great fans of our Astonish books(Herobear and Sokmunster) and the upcoming Captain Marvel book. one fan at one of the booths nearby fell in love with Sokmunster and carried him around, and another fan showed off some amazing tatoos of Herobear. i was extremely honored by this.
one of the other fun highlights was getting to sit in the "Bandit." the replica car from Smokey and the Bandit fame. i love those movies. so silly and fun.
so, now coming up is the Atlanta Comic Expo and then it looks like Wizard World L.A. i can't wait to see more fans and talk and visit more. alsoooooo, if you haven't seen the fun goodness that was given away at Phoenix, please visit the Shazam Blog :)
all the best,
m . . . :)
Saturday, January 05, 2008
i know it's been forever since i've posted.
i'm sooooooooooo sorry.
i've been so swamped lately.
from working full-time doing storyboards and design for Disney and Henson to developing 4 of my own projects at Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Sony, and Discovery to my working on my dream project Captain Marvel for DC Comics and then throw in family and a couple Holidays and ...WHEW! things have been a little crazy. :)
but it is now a new year and time to look at what is planned . . .
first up, I'm getting ready to leave Disney this month so that i can focus on some of the other projects. not that i'm not enjoying Disney, i just need to work on my own projects and i definitely want to spend a heck of lot moooooooore time in 2008 drawing and writing about lightning bolts.
next, i'm planning my Convention schedule. the first two Conventions i'll be attending will be the PHOENIX COMIC CON(January 26-27, 2008) and also the ATLANTA COMIC EXPO (February 8-10, 2008)
that's it for now...more news to come soon.
hope you allll had a great Christmas and Happy New Year!
all the best,
m . . . :)
Posted by mike . . . at 8:53 PM