Howard Chaykin is known for his men of action: Cody Starbuck, Dominic Fortune and American Flagg! He's also known for pushing the boundaries of depicting sex and violence in comics. He's a great guest for a show, both for his body of work and as a raconteur. Though he described himself as an "asshole" who doesn't "care what other people think," he was perfectly nice to me. The "asshole" thing, he said, "comes and goes."
I've been a longtime reader of Groo, Sergio Aragones' buffoonish barbarian character. Stan Sakai has been the letterer for Groo's adventures for over 30 years. He's also a cartoonist, known for his samurai rabbit character Usagi Yojimbo. Usagi has stood the test of time, enduring in his own title since 1987. A great talent and a nice guy to boot.
A fun signature from Stan!
Speaking of comic strips, I also got to meet Dan Davis, one of the artists of "Garfield." Like Staton, Davis has drawn a lot of Scooby-Doo. I wish the con organizers had thought of doing a Scooby panel!
Overall, it was a fun show. I found some things I was looking for, and stuff I didn't even know I was looking for!
Wasn't looking for this...but pretty interesting stuff by Al Hubbard!
Believe it or not, I was looking for this!