Motor City Comic Con was even better than last year! Thank you to everyone - old friends and new fans - who visited me! My parents (above) even came by to help at my table for a bit and check out the show. I told them the convention would be crazy, but I don't think they were fully prepared for the amount of people and utter chaos of Saturday. Oh and the shuttle bus they took got lost. To alleviate traffic jams for parking, MCCC had some off-site locations to park, one of which was at a high school where people could take a shuttle bus. Good idea!... until one or more gets lost.
This sketch wins the Most Random Sketch Award for the convention! A guy was asking artists to draw elements of the periodic table. I asked if he was a fan of Neil DeGrasse Tyson, which of course he was! I got the element Caesium (pronounced "see-zee-um"). After some thought and a bit of googling, I came up with this critter. To my surprise I found out that the guy had trouble finding other artists to illustrate the other elements, probably because they just weren't sure of how to tackle the subject. But hey, I love the challenge, and sketches like this are the most fun and original!
The tally is in for the voting jars! When I have the luxury of a big table, it's fun to have something extra like this. The question was "Which candidate would be better for cartoonists?" There was much discussion from passerby about "better in terms of drawing" or "better in terms of policies," but it was open to interpretation. Even though I added a Trump jar after the initial Instagram post, and even though some people said he'll create jobs (he did win the MI primary after all), and he's better to draw (the political cartoons of this era are unrivaled), Trump still got ZIP! ZILCH! NADA! $0.00! Hillary wasn't too far behind, earning ONE CANADIAN CENT! The girl who dropped the coin in made sure to emphasize that it was Canadian. Coming in 2nd place was a QUARTER for libertarian candidate John McAfee - a very thoughtful vote! (drumrolllllllllll) And the WINNER... with a total of a whopping $6.76... was BERNIE! He had whole dollar bill$ up in there! Definitely the underdog and person for the people, Bernie has won the hearts of artists and indie peeps nationwide... but will it be enough?? Well, it's enough to buy me lunch! Thanks, Bern - I'm feelin' ya!
Come to think of it, the last time I was on a shuttle bus in Brooklyn, the driver got lost too! HOW CAN WE STOP THIS MADNESS??!!