Sunday, July 23, 2017

Electric City Comic Con recap

It's been a few weeks, but I wanted to do a quick write up of my day at the Electric City Comic Con in Schenectady, NY! I had a delightful time at this small library con that seemed to pull in the entire local community. Nearly everyone was in costume or at very least, wearing their favorite superhero t-shirt. I met lots of enthusiastic young readers and made a few new cartooning friends as well.

I also participated in my very first live drawing contest...and won! My fellow artists Crispin Wood and Shane Moore were formidable opponents for the Storytelling Showdown. Gregg Schigiel was an excellent MC and mastermind of the game along with Leah LaFera. Thanks for all of the audience participation, it was a very fun time. My prize was a large chocolate Batman emblem and it was delicious!

Hats off to Leah LaFera, head librarian at the Schenectady County Public Library and all the volunteers who made the third year of this not-so-little con a success.

You can see more photos over at ECCC's Facebook page and marvel over all the excellent costumes of the day.

One of the women who bought my "Cooking Up Comics" mini is a personal chef and blogged about making my kale salad recipe with a few small modifications, here it is! Thanks, Chef Jen of Dinner Vacations!