Inland Empire Expo went well. It made me realize that I have a much stronger understanding of art and comics as I did give scholarly advice to a couple of people that came by the booth. Usually when I ramble on about such things as “use the mediums your comfortable with, you don’t have to buy expensive paper or tools if you work well with a number 2 pencil”…well I usually get the glazed over eyes and they quickly want to move on. Though this is at work or at friend’s birthday parties where the people don’t really delve into art or comics besides having an interest in reading comics. I shouldn’t be surprised that at a comic convention I would actually run into fellow artists or starting artists that I can debate about using Photoshop vs Traditional mediums.
I’m the type of person that loves to give advice since you usually get much help in school unless they have a class that has or occasionally goes into comic art/creation. I was very lucky to have a couple of instructors and a class available that had a focus on comic book creating.
Another interesting thing that happened at the convention was that I met my friend Jeff Campbell from when I worked at Neopets as a Digital Illustrator Intern. He’s a like minded zombie lover and is currently in the process of making a cartoon called Zombie Murder Explosion Die which looks hilarious and I look forward to watching it.