Friday, April 17, 2015

#FBF - Seattle Comicard Show 2002

    My ‪#‎FBF‬ story- back in the day we used to go to the Seattle Comicard Show at Seattle Center. There was a particular show that Joe Staton- one of my favorite artists- was going to be at. It was snowing hard on Snoqualmie Pass and I wanted to turn back a few times, but I was darned if I was going to miss meeting Mr. Staton. We got to the show and went inside. Trembling with excitement, I brought over my well loved copies of All Star Comics and Wonder Woman for Mr. Staton to ...sign. I think he didn't know what to think- he asked me if I had bought the books out of a quarter bin. I honestly can't remember what I said exactly, but I was absolutely thrilled and gushed about how much I loved his renderings of Huntress and Power Girl, and he was very gracious about the whole situation. I had him do this sketch of Huntress, and to this day it remains one of the most treasured pieces in my collection. I miss those days of simple comic book shows, and the opportunity for the one-on-one time that it held. In 2002, comic book shows did not look like they do today!!

Rising from the Ashes....

It has been four years since I blogged. That is a long time- like 90 years in dog years.

Life has been crazy. End of story.

The comic book industry changed... a lot.... and I lost my passion for the subject.

Recent events have caused me to want to come back. These events include:

Evolution of comicons
General entitlement issues
Comics being published today

The list can go on and on. Needless to say, there is so much that has changed, and not a lot of us old guard have stuck around to comment on it. Bear with me as I get my sea legs again and get back into the issues today.

I know that there is a good chance that no one will read this, but I am okay with that. :)