This last weekend was the Toronto Comic Arts Festival in Toronto and I was vibrating with excitement. I made a list of the artists I wanted to meet and got to them all except Paul Pope:Becky Cloonan
: Uber-brilliant artist of Demo, Jersey Rising and American Virgin was cool but a bit hard to connect with. Maybe I scared her when I told her she makes my world go round?jimrugg
: So sweet and friendly. Talent and humour. I loved his comic Street Angel and hope he goes back to it. He is currently inking Cloonan on American Virgin.Tom Scioli
: insane Kirby-addicted artist of Godland who said he is putting everything he is and has into his art now. He is young, geeky, wildly imaginative.Carla Speed McNeil
: one of my heroes. Her Finder
is one of the great works of SF and anthropology around. She and redknot
ended up talking evolution theory for an hour on Saturday night.Adrian Alphona:
Shy and cute. Penciller of the first 20 issues of Runaways. He bailed before Joss Whedon started writing? What's with that? He basically hid behind the girls at his table the whole time.
Also awesome to meet were Zach Worton
from whom I bought lots of mini-comics, Claudia Davilla
, whose Spoiled is all pretty-like, Steve MacIsaac
who does autobiographical queer musclebear comics and Scott Chantler
, whose Northwest Passage I will have to buy.
I bought lots of comics, but really blew my wad on two pages from American Virgin #15. Those on my non-anonymous list will see a pic.