When I wandered out of the voting booth this morning, my brain eventually sent the alarm that if it's election day that means the date is not what I thought it was when I woke up. Which means I don't have a week to go, I have a few days. Which means shifting the Vague Plan. Again.
So, just one WonderCon highlight for now, and the rest I'll blend into some of the associated pictures below, which makes more sense when you think about it as those posts have to be cleaned up anyway. If I don't finish all of the tidying up, and there's a good chance I won't, I'll do Watchmen on the other side of the coming hiatus.
I have never been to this show for a variety of reasons. I was concerned I would be bored because it's so much smaller than CCI, but I had a great time! Didn't spend a lot of money because the well is dry and this was a last-minute thing, so I purchased very little. Here is my favorite item from the weekend (click to embiggen):
It's by Larry Marder, creator of Beanworld, which is back with a new collection of the first issues! I spotted it from the corner of my eye while strolling past the CBLDF booth on my way somewhere else, where it was mixed in with many other sketches neatly lined up along the table & sporting festive post-it note price tags. Quick veer over to the table to fling money with one hand and reach over the person in front of me to grab the piece with the other, and it's !mineallmine!
Since he didn't name it, I have called it God Dreaming. To me it looks like a baby bean dreaming of, perhaps even celebrating, a god. The god sort of looks like Dreamishness and sort of kind of looks like Beanish. You can't really tell if it's Being Invoked from within by the baby bean, or if it showed up independently in dream to Watch Over the baby bean.
I *really* like this piece. I can't stop looking at it. It's one of those things where you just feel it, you know? For me, Marder's work is often lizard brain like that.
Anywho, by the end of this weekend it will be tossed into a cheap frame for now and nailed above my writing desk. When I have free moolah again I'll hunt for a frame worthy of it.