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Paul Allan Ballard
I met artist Paul Allan Ballard at Wizard World. He’s pals with Jess and Grant and those guys, so we ran into each other off and on the whole weekend. At one point Paul mentioned that he thought he knew me from somewhere else, but couldn’t remember where. Turns out, he reads this blog for the pulp covers. Check out his stuff, he’s got a lot of cool work, including designs for that unmade Zeppelin vs. Pterodactyls film I keep talking about.
The Drums of Tapajos
Speaking of pulp covers…
By Leo Morey.
Creature from the Black Lagoon
By Tom Whalen. (Thanks, Slashfilm!)
Mr. Incredible vs. the Omnidroid!
By Eric Tan. (Thanks to Slashfilm for this one too!)
I liked Michele Legendre’s Wonder Woman piece so much I went looking for more.
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My photos from MicroCon 2008 are up at Flickr. Click the image above to see the whole set.
It was a really fun, really busy show. We handed out lots of Jesse James vs. Machine Gun Kelly preorder coupons and a lot of folks had already heard about the book.
There were a lot of girls and women at the show. Not just people who’d been dragged there by their husbands or boyfriends, but exploring and enjoying the show either in groups or alone with no male accompaniment. The Minnesota conventions have always been family shows with lots of kids, but it was really, really cool to see so many solo girls and women.
I picked up a few sketches I’ll have to scan later. Paul Taylor (Wapsi Square) drew a Black Canary for me, Grant Gould did a great color sketch of the Lizard for my son David, and – also for David – The Batman Strikes! artist Christopher Jones sketched Killer Croc.
It was also interesting to learn that Darth Vader is a Grant Gould fan. I’m not surprised, but it was cool to see.
Lots more on Flickr, so go check ‘em out!
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Yeah, I know I keep using some of the same artists over and over again. That’s because I loooove them; I want to maaaarry them. (Via.)