This year was as inspiring as ever!
I was lucky enough to meet Jeff Smith (in photo with me on the right), creator of Bone, and show him the cartoons I recently finished for Nickelodeon on my iPod ("Thom Cat" and "The Infinite Goliath"). I also got to see and show my cartoons to the fantastic Stan Sakai (creator of Usagi Yojimbo), Sergio Aragones (creator of Groo), Stephen Silver (character designer of Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, and Clerks), and Chris Sanders (Creator of Lilo and Stitch) who was selling one of the great buys at the con, a great vinyl figure of a Hula Girl with a black skull dress (that you can still get through his website, I believe)! We also took the time to go see Avenue Q. in downtown San Diego at the wonderful Spreckels Theatre, which was hilarious, if you have a chance you must see it! I ran into some good friends such as Melissa Wolfe (Director of Development at Cookie Jar Entertianment), Nickelodeon Executive Claudia Spinelli (who gave me some great advice), and Larry Huber (who I only saw for a split second as he was running into the con). It was great to meet Bill Presing, and be one of the lucky few who got one of his special edition books with a spectacular watercolor bookplate in it!