Friday, June 27, 2008

HEROES CON 2008! ZOMG!1!! NAME-DROP/LINK-O-RAMA:


Where to start...where to start. Ah! Last week. So, last Thursday, Ms. Liz Prince and I flew to Charlotte, NC to attend Heroes Con 2008 (Mr. Joe joined us a day late due to prior commitments). On our connecting flight, we ran into a Mr. Kaz Strzepek, and, once on the ground in Charlotte, we were greeted by a Mr. Greg Means and Mr. Alec Longstreth (thank you thank you thank you for carting our bum-bums around!). Liz and I parted ways, for I had a rendez-vous with a Mr. Paolo Rivera. I settled into my temporary abode and topped of the evening with some CABLE TELEVISION (le droolz).
The next morning, I awoke to sunny downtown Charlotte. But first things first: I completed my daily ritual of rigorous calisthenics and cleansed my body (with complimentary hotel toiletries, of course) in preparation for the big day that lay ahead. As I stepped into the sweet, Southern air, I let my eyes fall upon the concrete wonder that is the Charlotte Convention Center. This would be my semi-lucrative day-time dwelling for the next two and a half days...

OK ENOUGH WITH THE WRITING!! WHERE ARE THE PRETTY (<---somewhat subjective) PICTURES?!?!?! AHHHHH!!!

I SAW LOTS OF PEOPLE!!!11!!

I"M SORRY IF I FORGOT ANYONE/MADE ANYONE LOOK NOT OK!!!1!1
But really, I had some time to kill sitting at my table, so I tried to draw everyone I knew (or knew of) within eyeshot. Also, some peeps I hung out with afterwards (I can't say that I wasn't inspired by Mr. Matthew Reidsma's SPX drawings of yesteryear). What I wouldn't give to be marooned on the Indie Island...

TOO MANY WORDS!!!

I SAW IRONMAN!


THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED!!!

I had awesome neighbors! Mr. Jim Ottaviani on my right, and Ms.MK Reed and Ms. Liz Baillie on my left (see above for rough interpretations of the actual people I just mentioned).

On Saturday, WE WENT TO DAIRY QUEEN!!!!! THANK YOU AGAIN, MR. GREG!!!

All I had for dinner on Saturday was BLIZZARDS AND BOURBON! Let's just say it was a good night, and leave it at that, all right?

Heroes Con was AWESOME! (Did I already say that?). I had an AWESOME TIME! Are you feeling the AWESOMENESS yet?

But then, Mr. Joe and I tried to fly back to Boston. Here's us waiting in the Charlotte Airport:

FOR SEVEN HOURS.
Luckily, we ran into Mr. Brian Ralph (who was waiting for the same flight to Baltimore) and convinced him to watch our bags, eat at Chili's and draw comics with us.
Once we FINALLY arrived in Baltimore at around 12:30 AM, there were no more flights to Boston (le sadz et le tiredz). The next possible flight we could take was at 6:30 AM. AWESOME (<---that one is sarcastic, not to be confused with the three previous "AWESOMEs"). Brian kindly offered up his place (thank you, again), but we figured it'd be better just to wait it out:

IT WAS COLD, BRIGHT, AND LOUD (no thank you, rude, evil swearing night workers who blatantly KNEW that we were trying to catch a wink and didn't give a flying FUDGESICLE). Regardless, Mr. Joe and I made it safe and sound back to Beantown around 7:30 the next morning.

In short, I would totally do Heroes Con next year (if Charlotte would have me again, that is). A super-duper thanks to Mr. Dustin Harbin for alerting me of this con, and making it a great show. And for looking ultra-swanky in that hawt white suit. YOWZERS.

Oh, and I do realize that this might just be the weirdest blog post on Dots For Eyes yet. heh heh

-m

6 comments:

Chris Pitzer said...

Sorry to hear about the flight problems. Lisa and I had to spend the night in JFK on our anniversary!!!

Love your drawerings. Glad we got to hang at the auction for a bit. Paulo's parents were neat.

Greg said...

I loved squeaky Iron Man! If we go back next year, we should make DQ an annual tradition.

Dustin Harbin said...

You guys are going to totally have heartattacks. Who will be blamed? I will, that's who.

Maris, I LOVE your cartoonists portraits, although they bum me out, since I'm working my own group now. The difference? Mine won't look nearly as good, AND they'll take me weeks to do.

maris said...

chris - I turns out that flight problems can sometimes account for being productive when it comes to drawing...so it wasn't all that bad. I, too, was glad to hang out with you (and Mr. Cotter) at the auction. Good times!

greg - I can't thank you enough for your unique abilities to feed (no pun intended) my DQ addiction. Annual tradition? Hell YES!!

dustin - thanks again for making Heroes Con totally bombass! I can't wait to see your drawings of everyone, seeing as how I totally love your story in Superior Showcase #3. Uncontrollable flatulence? Yes, please!

Adam Sacks said...

Maris,

I just checked out your jam drawings. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you drew the luggage humping.

I feel confident in my guess because somewhere I have a drawing you did of cereal boxes humping. I believe a "Cheerios" play on words was involved as well.

maris said...

Hey Adam!

Man, I DO remember that!

Cheeri-OOOHHHH!!!

I'm glad I have you to catalogue all my embarassing pun drawings...