Sequential Tart: Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2012
posted Sep 17, 2012 1:07 PM by Vu Nguyen
Blame Canada: Head sketches are now $40
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo 2012
By Suzette Chan September 17, 2012
The 2012 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
took place on April 26-29. Sequential Tart
took the opportunity to interview comic book creators Fiona Staples
, Ian Boothby
and Yanick Paquette, as well as the manager of Stylus Pens
, a company that coordinated a special edition pencil featuring art by expo guest George Perez.
Last year's expo benefited from the official presence of DC Comics
, which included Calgary in a continental road show to promote the New 52 line that has just been announced.
This year, aside from Stan Lee, the biggest comic book industry name was
George Perez. There was a seemingly perpetual 90-minute queue at his
table, but he rewarded fans generously, sharing stories, signing
everything out in front of him, drawing sketches for $40 (a bargain) and
periodically jumping out to take photos of cosplayers. He decided to
cancel his Saturday afternoon panel, which added to the confusion of
that day, but really seemed to come down to a decision over whether to
take time away from the fans standing in line.
posted May 1, 2012 11:51 PM by Vu Nguyen
Canadian Conventions in 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 4:12pm
The Calgary show was incredibly successful and I went through seven art
pads (not including the sketches drawn in fans' own pads and blank
covers.) The most amazing thing was the fans themselves insisting that I
wasn't charging enough for my sketches and choosing to pay $40 per
sketch, instead of $30. I was completely overwhelmed by that. And still
the line of waiting fans never ended until the close of each day. Thanks
so much for making an old veteran cartoonist feel so loved! (And
apologies to all future Canadian fans who will now have to pay the new
rate.) I will continue to work hard to be worthy of your respect,
affection and generosity!
posted Jan 4, 2012 6:11 PM by Vu Sleeper
From George Pérez
ANOTHER CONVENTION ADDED! I will be in Toronto for the Fan Expo and
Toronto Con on March 10th to 11th. It's been a while since I've been
there so I'm really looking forward to seeing my Canadian fans again.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 2:06pm
YET ANOTHER CONVENTION! Looks like I'll be flying to Canada yet again in
April as I will be attending the Calgary Comics and Entertainment Expo
April 27th - 29th. This will be my first time in Calgary, after having
to unfortunately cancel a previous appearance. Looking forward to
meeting a new bunch of fans!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 5:18pm