Thursday, July 23, 2009

Blog of Comic-Con Past...

Hello, it's the Narrator again, watching - with no small amount of amusement - as Michael Reisman slowly gets ready to head south to San Diego for the 2009 Comic-Con. (As in Comic book convention. Rather obvious, I think.)

This is Michael's 2nd journey for the convention in 2 years. Last year's was rather interesting - especially from a Narratorial standpoint - but I was too busy Chronicling Simon Bloom to tell you about it. Here's a few quick looks:

The bathrooms were for humans only, giving these characters a bit of a dilemma.

Fortunately, there were all sorts of heroes around in case there was trouble.

Michael Reisman met all sorts of amazing people, too. True, he was briefly kidnapped by COBRA (where's GI Joe when you need 'em?)...

...but he also hung out with exciting folks like Alex Winter (director of the BEN 10 live action movies (and Bill from BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE); Peter Hannan (creator of CATDOG and writer of the SUPER GOOFBALLS books); James Owen (author of HERE THERE BE DRAGONS and its sequels - the latest is THE INDIGO KING); fellow LAYA (um, that's Los Angeles Young Adult writer ) Dan Santat (creator of THE REPLACEMENTS, illustrator/ author of Many great picture and chapter books); and last but not least, Michael Carroll (writer of the awesome QUANTUM PROPHECY books).

By the way, Michael's favorite costumes may have been these: Triana and the Monarch from VENTURE BROS (on Adult Swim)...

Overall, he had a great time and is looking forward to this year's...if he ever gets going.

In fact, he's going to be on a panel with some great authors on Friday, 7-24-09 at 12:30 - click here for details ( and he's also going to be doing a signing on Sunday at 12pm!

If you're at Comic-con, stop by and say hello to him...

And don't worry - I'll do my best to Chronicle Michael's further adventures at Comic-Con this
year (and I'll try rather hard not to wait so long for it!).