Larry Marder and Inkpot award
Once upon a time, long long ago...starting in 1985, each summer I'd go to this oddball little conclave in San Diego called Comic-Con.
I spent all my time there in this place called Artist's Alley giving away FREE Beanworld Action Figures, and making drawings and selling my Beanworld comic books.
Larry Marder at Comic-Con in the 1980s. Photo by Cynthia Fluharty
It's about as mainstream as Cannes or the Super Bowl gets covered in detail by all the major news and entertainment media.
It can't even be kept inside the confines of the cavernous convention center.
It spills out into the street and up the walls of the surrounding buildings.
Although, I do have a few more things on display nowadays.
I had a great time.
Actually I had the time of my life.
I'm going to post in a sprawl over the next several days
but I want to immediately thank the Comic-Con International Board and committees that chose me to be a Guest of Honor and so professionally deployed all the operational details that made my experience so pleasant and smooth.
A particular shout-out to Tiff Hudson who was my GRT (Guest Relations Team) volunteer and made sure I was well taken care of and in time to all my obligations.
More to come!