And a fine time was had by all. I don’t know how many people attended the 2009 New York Comicon at the Javits Center this weekend, but the show sold out and sometimes, it felt as though I knew just about every third person in the room. I saw tons of old friends, some of whom I haven’t seen in a decade or more, and many, many more convention friends (people you see once, twice a year at comic cons but seldom anywhere else).

This year, I brought a sketchbook and came home with a few choice pieces by some of those old friends and acquaintances which, still being a fanboy deep in my heart, I just had to share. As always, click on an image to see it at a larger size.

All characters (c) respective copyright holders

JUDGE DREDD by Brian Bolland. Brian did lots and lots of covers for me during my tenure at DC Comics, including a two-year run on Wonder Woman covers, but I couldn’t resist having him do a Dredd sketch. It just goes so well with my Carlos Ezquerra (co-creator of the character) Judge Dredd sketch.

CAPTAIN ACTION by John Hebert, with whom I’ve been doing the “Classic” Captain Action back-up stories for Moonstone Comics. Response to our efforts have been so good that we were given the go ahead to do a Captain Action Classic one-shot.

JUDGE DREDD by Anthony Williams. Anthony drew one of the story arcs in the DC Comics licensed Judge Dredd comics that I edited in the mid-90s.

SCOOBY DOO by Joe Staton. I can’t count how much Joe and I have worked together over the the years (The New Doom Patrol, Legion of Super-Heroes), and, when I was editing in DC’s Licensed Publishing Department, Joe was always my No. 1 go-to guy for anything in the animated style…and I continued working with him at Weekly World News and World Wrestling ’cause he’s just that good, fast and reliable.

IMPULSE by Craig Rousseau. I hired Craig to replace the departing artist on Impulse, one of the handful of artists I first gave work to who went on to better things.

KID FLASH by Alex Saviuk, a commemoration of the single Kid Flash back-up story we did together about 30 years ago.

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2 Comments on New York Comicon: Aftermath

  1. rob! says:

    That Bolland sketch…oh! (faints, falls on floor)

  2. Paul Kupperberg says:

    Ain’t it something!?!?!

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