Grand Con ended up being a really good experience and an eye-opener for many. For those not aware, Grand Con is billed as a "Comics and Gaming Convention", but tends to lean a little more to the gaming side, not that there's anything wrong with that, but I think they should just stick to the gaming show as it seems there are far less shows of that kind than comic cons (in which the market is becoming over-saturated). And with the Grand Rapids Comic Con on the horizon in November, it seemed that many people wanting the comics side of things are holding out for that show, as Grand Con's attendance were mostly gamers. Again, nothing wrong with that at all, but the promoters should do some reevaluating for next years show. The show itself was vey well organized, the volunteers were incredibly friendly and helpful, and everyone in attendance seemed to genuinely have a good time.
I was with the Michigan Comics Collective for the weekend who were promoting their brand-spanking new anthology book which was created entirely by Michigan artists. It's a very cool book and they should all be very proud of it. For more info on the collective and to snag a copy go to http://michigancomicscollective.org.
Here are a couple sketches a did during the event:
Davy Jones from the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' films.
The Eater of Worlds. WWE Superstar, Bray Wyatt.
Now, next Saturday (October 4th), I will be in attendance at the Monroe Comic Con in Monroe, MI. This is the second year for this show and from what I have heard, it was a great time last year. Other local artists including Tony Miello, Ted Woods, and Jay Shimko will be there as well along with Kosmic Kasey (kosmickasey.com) who will be doing her famed "Kids and Kosplay". For more info check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Monroe-Comic-Con-and-Card-Show/440068622776606.
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