Sunday, August 7, 2011

SDCC 2011!

Picked up our Official SDCC 2011 Swag Bags!
Jeff and I attended San Diego Comic Con International 2011 this past July. It was a fantastic vacation hanging out with family, friends, and just geeking out. The biggest highlight of this year's vacation was my success at getting some great portfolio reviews. Not only did I make the DC Talent Search for the second consecutive year in a row, I made it to the top of the list and was the only female that made it out of the group that submitted their portfolios for review. Woohoo!

I also made it onto Marvel's list for a private portfolio review for the first time! At the request of our dear friend, Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men), I spoke with Mark Smylie, Chief Creative Officer of Archaia Entertainment, for a portfolio review. He was really impressed with my work and asked that I email him and his editors a PDF copy of my portfolio! I made a lot of contacts this year and out of the 10 portfolios I printed out, I handed out 9 of them to various publishers.

When I wasn't at a portfolio review or panel, Jeff and I would be checking out all the cool things out on the show floor and spotting some cool cosplayers.

Action pose with Batman, The Penguin, Catwoman and Robin
We had such a great time at the convention and also just hanging out with Jeff's cousin, Mark, and his friends. We ate so much great food, either homecooked by Mark's dad, or at one of Mark's favorite places around San Diego.

The Sushi out here is NOMS-tastic!
Overall, our trip to San Diego was a blast and we can't wait to go again next year!

Jeff and I on a comfy couch at the Marriott.
Stay awesome San Diego!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

COMIC BOOK MANIA! Convention 2011

I have been fortunate enough to be invited again to this year's Comic Book Mania convention at the Gail Borden Public Library! Last year, I had a great time hanging out with fellow artists and making kids smile with all my cool artwork. If you're in the northwestern suburbs of Illinois, come visit this fantastic 1-day convention.

COMIC BOOK MANIA! Convention 2011
Saturday, July 9th
10am - 4pm
270 North Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120