San Diego Comic Convention

I've been attending the San Diego Comic Convention since 1985, and have many photos of comic professionals, icons, fans, models, movie stars, rock stars, and exhibitionists who mingle with the Great Unwashed every year, for 4 days straight, (usually in the muggiest, hottest time of year).

The majority of these photos were taken with an old school 35 mm Bell 'n' Howell camera that my brother gave me in 1968. I also used a hand held light meter. That's the "thing" hanging around my neck in some of the pix.

Credits to pix taken by other friends are duly noted.



Monday, December 3, 2007

2006


Mark Ryden and daughter.
"Daddy, I won't look like any of these
people when I grow up, will I?"

2006


We're cute and we hate you.

2006


2006


Lynn and Kim Thompson

2006


-top: Eric Reynolds and Tony
Millionaire
-bottom: ? and Ivan Burnetti

2006


Renee French

2006


Jamie and Gilbert Hernandez

2006


Dan Clowes and Eric Reynolds

2006


Steve Lafler, JR Williams and Steve Beaupre

2006


Linda Medley

2006


Keith Knight

2006


-top: Renee French
-bottom: Gary Groth and Renee

2006


You can call me "Guido".

2006


2006


2006


I have Powers, I do, I do!

2006


Mary Fleener

2006


Paul Candler.

2006


Tasha Lowe-Newsome with her black velvet
Fleener original.

2006


Dan Goodsell

2006


Jeff Voris (Comic Art Collective)

2006


Ted Stern

2006


Steve Crompton (w/hat) at Carnal Comics booth.

2006


2006


2006


These Commandos from Planet
Hood started doing this skit where
they made two normal looking
guys kneel on the floor with their
hands behind their heads, yelling
at them the whole time. Like classic
LAPD behavior. No one in the crowd
was smiling, a few people looked
visibly upset, and a couple were shaking
their heads and then it got REAL quiet
when one of the silver guys shouted
the "N word".

2006


The Exhibit A Press booth,
("Supernatural Law")
-top: Alanna Wolff; a Batton
Lash character come to life.

2006


2006


2006


The clown in the yellow shirt was a real comedian.
Our conversation was brief and went a little something
like this:
-CLOWN: "So-what're YOU supposed to be, lady?"
-Fleener: "A cartoonist, wise guy".
-CLOWN: "Oh yeah? So what're you doin' here?"
-Fleener: "I'm hanging out with my pals".
-CLOWN: "Is this is their booth?"
-Fleener: "Yeah".
-CLOWN: "Ahhhhhh, so you're freeloadin'!!"

2006


2004


2004


Dan Chusid

2004


Keith Knight

2004


FOR THE CHILDREN
PostNotes hide the evil nipple and
transform these disgusting pictures
into something of Beauty, wholesome,
and OK.

2004


David Walker

2004


2004


Scott Saw, painter, pal and neighbor,
with his self published art book.

2004


Arts and crafts from foreign lands,
far, far, away.

2004


Seriously. This is so _____.
(Insert your own word).

2004


2004


Gary Groth

2003


Dante Conti, (guitarist- Bad
Apples, Stereotypes), and Bart
Mendoza, (guitarist, songwriter).

2003


A nice guy with good taste in T shirts.

2003


The "over 18" booth with Dirk Deppy, Ana
Merino and Colleen Coover.

2003


Kim Thompson

2003


...guys running from the law...?
Or at least they were acting that
way. I was intrigued by all the
pretty red balloons they were being
given away in a booth that
had no obvious purpose, and when
I started focusing my camera, they
both became agitated, and quite
annoyed. The one guy bent over and
kept reaching for something that
wasn't on the ground, and the other
glared at me. I took the hint and left
without getting my balloon.

2003


...displays that reflect the sign o'
the times...

2003


...symbolic costumes that relect
the rage within...

2003


...girls with tails...