Tuesday, July 29, 2014
San Diego Comic Con International.
Words and pics about it forthcoming, but while I'm cranking on client deadline here upon return to studio, I wanted to acknowledge something amazing that happened on Saturday.
I was on stage Saturday for 'Spotlight on John Picacio', and about to launch straight into my slideshow, when I was suddenly asked by a gentleman named Adam if he could first say a few words at the podium. He read an intro, and then out of the blue, he announced that I was being presented with a 2014 Inkpot Award, 'in recognition of achievement in science fiction / fantasy art'.
Totally caught me off guard, in the best possible way.
The Inkpot is Comic Con's annual award given to professionals in the fields of comics, science fiction / fantasy, art, literature, TV, film, animation, and related fields of pop culture.
I've been attending SDCC, off and on, since 1992. It's a place where some of my career aspirations were born, and I've spent much of my adult life working to make those dreams real.
Thank you for this honor, Comic Con. It means the world.
And THANK YOU to all who attended SDCC, volunteered to make it happen, and ran it like the world-class event it is.
More words and pics on my 2014 SDCC soon.