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xpress34
08-06-2009, 01:29 AM
While I am generally a Baseball Collector, my son got into comics in the last year, so last month the kid, the wife and I headed to San Diego, CA for Comic Con 2009.

Attached are pictures of some of the people I saw, met, got autos from, etc. as well as pics of some items I got signed and some ORIGINAL Artwork Sketches I got done...

Away we go...

A couple of people we saw, but didn't meet:

Jon Favreau (Writer/Actor)

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Stan 'the Man' Lee

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Leonard 'SPOCK' Nimoy

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A few autos I got - but no pictures or artwork from them:

Tom Kenny (the Voice of Sponge Bob Square Pants)

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Neal Adams (One of the GREAT Comic Artists of ALL Time)

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One Person we met, but didn't get an auto from:

T.J. Storm - Martial Arts Master... if you saw Punisher : War Zone, TJ played the character who did the 'street jumping' that landed on the iron fence and got his neck broken by the Punisher...

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I'll have to do a few posts to get all the pics up...

xpress34
08-06-2009, 01:39 AM
Sketch Cards I picked up (ORIGINAL ARTWORK!):

John Romita Jr (Captain America):

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John Romita Jr (Captain America piece I brought with me that he signed):

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Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon):

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Ken Lashley (Galactus w/ Silver Surfer in foreground):

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Francis Manapul (Green Lantern):

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Francis Manpul (Superman w/ the Phillipine's flag - my wife asked for it):

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Justin Chung (Captain America - I commissioned this one for $30) :

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Justin Chung (NOT Original artwork - just signed card):

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Justin Chung (NOT Original Artwork - card signed by the model who posed for the painting):

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Steve Epting (Captain America):

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Steve Epting (Captain America piece I brought with me that he signed):

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More to come!

xpress34
08-06-2009, 01:50 AM
NOW, some of my FAVORITE pick ups at the Con...

Alan Bellman - VINTAGE Artist with Timely Comics (before Marvel) back in the 1940's... worked with Jack Kirby on Captain America... ORIGINAL ARTWORK Sketch Cards:

Cap and Bucky FRONT:

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Cap and Bucky BACK:

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Cap FRONT:

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Cap BACK:

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Gene Colan - one of the ALLTIME greats!!!

With me:

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Working on my commissioned sketch card ($50):

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The Finished product:

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A few other pieces I brought and got signed:

Jim Lee (Captain America):

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Rob Liefeld (Captain America):

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Jim Steranko (couldn't take pictures with him!):

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Jim Steranko (Captain America):

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Jim Steranko (Nick Fury - SHIELD):

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MORE still to come!

xpress34
08-06-2009, 01:57 AM
A couple more Pieces...

Joe Quesada (Marvel CEO) Table Tent from a Panel I attended (unfolded to Scan):

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Matt Groening (The Simpsons/Futurama) piece of Bongo from Life In ****:

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Todd McFarlane (YES, one in the Same of McFarlane Sports Picks!) signing a piece for me:

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The piece he signed:

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Thomas Jane signed piece:

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Thomas Jane Table Tent (unfolded to scan) from 'Give 'em **** Malone' Screening - signed by Thoams Jane and Mark Horsack (the writer - this is his FIRST screenplay!):

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Next post - the SPORTS tie in...

xpress34
08-06-2009, 02:05 AM
Okay... now the SPORTS (Baseball) Tie in...

Thomas Jane (as Mantle in 61*):

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Thomas Jane AUTO Ball:

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Thomas Jane signing the ball:

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Thomas Jane with me:

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Todd McFarlane piece:

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McFarlane signing the piece:

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McFarlane Ball:

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McFarlane signing the ball:

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McFarlane with me...

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That's it... for now... I have some other suto items and such I need to photo and scan and then I'll add to this. We had an AWESOME time!!!!

- Chris

tboculosis
08-06-2009, 02:05 AM
Oh wow! Looks like you cleaned house there. Congrats on all of the autographs and sketches that you received!

Nairb06
08-06-2009, 02:14 AM
lol that Ball is funny. HOF NEVER

xpress34
08-06-2009, 02:15 AM
Glad you like them!!!

The Captain America pieces are all going to get framed (along w/ Punisher piece) to hang in the man-cave... the Sketch cards will all join the permanent collection to give to the kid down the road...

Some pics and autos I need to post on here include Nick and Gene Simmons (YES - Gene Simmons of KISS) - his son Nick has a Comic Book out that my son bought and got signed by them... Milo Ventimiglia (Peter on Heroes) - he has a book out that my wife bought and had signed...

Overall, just a great time - but SENSORY overload!!!

In San Diego, they refer to it now more as a Pop Culture Con than Comic Con!!!

xSquatx
08-06-2009, 03:08 AM
Did you go to the AOTS booth?
Come onnn Olivia Munn was there! HOT.

doniceage
08-06-2009, 05:01 AM
Thanks for sharing those pics rocked.

Don

bret2
08-06-2009, 07:09 AM
Looks like a great time! Being a huge comic fan I hope to be able to make it to one of these big cons someday!! Closest I've been able to go is the one in Michigan and Columbus,Ohio.

Vegas
08-06-2009, 04:27 PM
Wow, I'm not much into comics, but that's a pretty impressive haul from one show! It looks like you had great access to the various artists, I wish it was like that at sports shows.

xpress34
08-06-2009, 05:18 PM
Did you go to the AOTS booth?
Come onnn Olivia Munn was there! HOT.

Squat -

The MUNN was there... but the G4 booth and everythingt that she, Blair and Kevin did was just a friggin' mad house... she walked past us once, but couldn't stop for autos or photos at the time...

- Chris

xpress34
08-06-2009, 05:20 PM
Looks like a great time! Being a huge comic fan I hope to be able to make it to one of these big cons someday!! Closest I've been able to go is the one in Michigan and Columbus,Ohio.

Bret -

I use to be a MAJOR comic collector - sold it all in the early 90's to pay for college - about a year too early before ALL Silver Age Marvel spiked and went through the roof...

It was fun, but a LOT of work!!!

- Chris

xpress34
08-06-2009, 05:26 PM
Vegas - <br />
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I let my Sports auto collecting background guide me... ;) <br />
<br />
Actually there are lists to who is signing when and where - but they do change, so having an iPhone with Internet access was...

xSquatx
08-06-2009, 07:52 PM
Squat -

The MUNN was there... but the G4 booth and everythingt that she, Blair and Kevin did was just a friggin' mad house... she walked past us once, but couldn't stop for autos or photos at the time...

- Chris

Yeah I was watching AOTS and it showed them at Comic-Con.. Everyone was there watching them do the show. Nothing else was happening haha.

Jeremy_Falcons
08-06-2009, 08:36 PM
Nice pics. Looks like you had a nice time.

Markwohlf
08-08-2009, 02:34 AM
that awesome!

it looks like your wearing an alice pack