This past weekend was the 4th annual Cincinnati Comic Expo. Again occupying Hall A of the Duke Energy Center, there was plenty to do and see. Here I am with the boys, again disguised as Robin and Flash, with Bossk and a dewback riding stormtrooper.
One of the main reasons I wanted to come to this show was to meet Scott Shaw! Shaw is a veteran cartoonist best-known for drawing Hanna-Barbera characters and my childhood favorite, Captain Carrot. Shaw has a great knowledge of comics history, and it was fascinating to talk to him about longtime Milton Caniff associate Shel Dorf.
Shaw signed my copy of Laff-a-Lympics #11, which he thinks might be his first comics cover. I loved these Marvel H-B books, mainly for the eye-catching film strip running on the left margin of all the covers.
The other attraction for me was meeting Playboy cartoonist Doug Sneyd. Sneyd has been drawing for the legendary magazine since 1964. Some read Playboy for the articles...I read it for the cartoons!
An example of Sneyd's work. He's highly regarded for how well he draws, um...faces.
Robin was excited to meet two other Robins. He's normally reluctant to pose for photographs, so I was glad he got into this one.
Ewoks beware! Watch out for Flash on a speeder bike.
The boys were really excited to meet Art Baltazar, the artist of Tiny Titans.
Baltazar did these sketches for the boys, based on their costumes.
Getting a temporary tattoo of, who else - Robin!
Ready for action!
We all enjoyed the Lego displays, including this well-constructed depiction of the Imperial base on Endor.