Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Back from Con~


Wooooo I am back~ Utterly spent. 5 days of con is really too much to handle for anyone, but especially for the ones that usually just stare at computer screen all day~ i am not used to seeing so much faces!! In the end everyone melted into each other and i couldn't even recognize a college friend(Sorry Ron!!). and i made a fool of myself with Mike Mignola. Again. It's like a tradition now. I go to his booth, i leave with a signed book and 4 question marks in my head,"WHY did i say that????" i really love his work too much for my own good. Oh swell.

The last day our group went to a Steakhouse called "Strip Club". when we sat down i was already falling asleep on my feet. On the menu we found out this interesting aspect to the place: we are all supposed to grill the steaks ourselves. I complainted to the waitress, "i am so tired! Can't i get it cooked for me?" She said "No~". Fine. and then when she came to take our drink order, i asked "Do you have milkshakes?" She said "this is not Fuddruckers(?). we don't have milkshakes." i don't usually complain so much to strangers, so i took it as a well deserved retort. But what happened to those nice places in the movies, where you lie back and beautiful women feed grapes to you huh? You have to cook a 40 dollar fillet mignon yourself these days.

Bottom line, comic con is way fun to spend money, not so much when you are trying to make it. I did get some time to see crazy awesome demos by some of my favorite artists, so that was great. and a big thanks to everyone that enjoyed my prints! I even bought a Rick Berry Painting!! i will upload a pic of it later since it's still in SD at my friend's house. His method of working was truly inspirational.

later,
sw

17 comments:

Ben Mauro said...

great to see you there! still recovering myself.

best,

-b

Mark Geyer said...

Awesome stuff Shelly. That waitress sounds like a jerk, ha.

See you around.

Richard Peter Han said...

it was nice seeing you again shelly, good luck with your travels im sure we'll run into each other again sometime.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shelly,

I'm Misty Massey, the author of "Mad Kestrel" - is the big canvas behind you in the picture available for sale? You're welcome to contact me off-blog at mistywrites@gmail.com

Stephen James. said...

Sounds like a serious trial.

Allen said...

Brilliant to meet you at the con, Shelly!

Thanks for your wonderful work and the blog.

-Allen

MandaLiet said...

I heard it was just hard to sell stuff in general this year. Not sure if that was the same for everybody, but the people I've talked to said there were a lot of looky-loos.

Edwin Rosell said...

Hi Shelly! It was great seeing you at the con. My feet still hurt.

Wendi said...

glad to hear you had a good time at the con! (this is just a random fan commenting, by the way)

your art is always inspiring, but I never realized how HUGE and magnificent your prints are in real life. (alas, i have only been able to witness your art on my tiny laptop screen.) but i was wondering, do you sell your prints online somewhere? I'd love to buy that huge print of "Charge" if it's available!

joe suitor said...

it was nice to meet you at comic con...

Kim Herbst said...

I picked up your card while visiting comicon! You have very beautiful work and I hope to see you again next year!

dugbuddy said...

Shelly, beauty work. I can't imagine the flood of input. Love your work. -db

Nate Storm said...

It would have been cool to be there and see your work in person, i've been checking out your blog for a while.

Some friends of mine picked up a few of your small prints for me. Beautiful work, thank you.

Bobby Chiu said...

I must have walked by your booth a bunch of times! Darn, I wanted to say hi... oh well, hopefully next year

Edmund said...

hi shelly, it was great meeting you. Your prints are now proudly on my wall. btw could you send me an email to my Radical Comics email address? Have some possible opportunities to discuss for your art.
Edmund Shern :)

bee_low said...

I was star struck when I saw you. It was really great meeting you. Thanks for the pictures as well. LOL. Joshua crapped his pants! Sorry for the akwardness of it all. LOL. I had a great laugh. I am pretty sure he did too. Hopefully we will cross paths again. I am sure we will some day. Later homegirl.

anima Base said...

Wow. Shelly, you have a amazing artworks.
I love your great dude~.