Greetings, readers and Sunnyville fans. I’ve had a blast at Fargo Moorhead Comicon and I’m here to report what happened.
The convention itself was fun and got quite active. Plus I met a lot of interesting people.
One of the notable guests there was the 501st Legion, a club of Star Wars fans and costume designers who also participate in charitable events.
I’ve always wondered if you can see out of a stormtrooper helmet.
I met some local talent and passed out business cards. I met local artist Samsally and two ladies who excelled at painting – Elizabeth and Caroline. (Sadly, their business cards have no URL for me to link up with.) I also met Mike Hoekstra of Spiked Air Studio, an airbrush artist based in Grand Forks. I offered my services as a freelancer in case he was ever in need of someone to render cartoon animals. I also met Brad Thingvold, who draws in a realistic superhero style; his own portfolio was amazing.
I also met local students from Minnesota State University Moorhead that were representing Dragon Den Comics. I’ve offered to speak at their meetings in the future, much like I did with the Guilford Middle School club.
A highlight was meeting and talking with Rocky Hartberg. Mr. Hartberg is known for his underground comics involving the detective Cole Black. We chatted for a few minutes and he told me a lot about his drawing, his work on Cole Black, its submission to Marvel Comics and his process. In fact, I ended up buying two copies of Cole Black from him.
All in all, it was quite a day. Fargo looks like it will serve as a good base of operations for producing Sunnyville Stories!