I was blessed to be able to attend the NY Comic Con ’09 convention at the Jacob Javits Center, this past weekend February 6-8. It was an awesome time, with attendence in the thousands.
My primary reason for attending was to seek out artists and illustrators to work with me on my new book, SpeedSuit Powers. My secondary reason was because I love comic books. The outcome of the weekend proved to be extremely beneficial (despite my being physically exhausted from walking around for three days); providing contacts with artists, illustrators, writers, novelists and a noteable television personality. I even hired artist/illustrator Shawn Alleyne to drawn his version of the main character from my novel, based on my concept drawings. They came out great!
When I wasn’t networking or sitting in on panel discussions and performances, I walked around and observed my surroundings. Here are a few of my observations: