I don’t have all that much to say about last weekend’s Stumptown Comics Fest because l didn’t do much beyond sitting at my table and selling books- I didn’t attend any panels or go to any after-parties. Instead, l enjoyed the spring weather and the unusual luxury of being able to walk home from a con instead of to a hotel room. I sat, l doodled, l made money- kind of like a night watchman’s job.
Here’s a doodle I drew during some downtime:
I drew it over a curvilinear perspective grid, covering 360`An immersive panorama is viewable here (Shockwave required).
It wasn’t all business at Stumptown; I got to chat with some of the nice people who buy my books, and also with a few of my follow cartoonists, including the ten foot tall and bulletproof Keith Knight, who not only draws a daily AND a weekly strip, but also drove up to Seattle and back in the middle of the con to give a talk (Keith did make the classic out-of-towner’s mistake of assuming Seattle and Portland are twin cities, and was shocked to learn the trip between them takes nearly three hours). My snaps from Stumptown (all taken with a Palm Pilot) are on my Comics Lifestyle page here.
And while we’re on the topic of Where I Was Last Weekend, here’s a report on Where I Was The Weekend Before, the 24 Hour Drawpocalypse at Cosmic Monkey, from blogger and fellow participant Lillian Karabaic, aka AnomaLily.