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San Diego ComicCon Comicumentary, part one

August 3, 2010


Here is the first part of my account of my trip to San Diego, though it’s more of a long preface.  What I mean is, I will probably be spending the rest of the summer blogging about this four day weekend. Because there is experiencing a thing and there is drawing comics about that thing and there is reading those comics about that thing, but it’s best not to think about those things in terms of time.

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  1. August 3, 2010 10:05 am

    Welcome back, Gabrielle! I’m looking forward to seeing if your adventures at this summer’s con were any ‘toonier than mine.

  2. edsquid permalink
    August 3, 2010 11:00 am

    Looking forward to more!

  3. August 3, 2010 1:13 pm

    I really relate to this one. Sometimes it’s such a relief to hear or read stories about things that didn’t go that well, but are not complaining. Glad to see more on the blog and to know more is coming. Love the drawings (as always).

  4. Timothy permalink
    August 3, 2010 7:49 pm

    It was a honor to meet you at comic con. I’m looking forward to this series. Awesome drawings!

  5. August 4, 2010 2:12 am

    This is Nick Cardy’s wordpress theme!!

    • January 31, 2012 5:04 pm

      Hallo ins Lipperland, bei zufälligen Recherchen fand ich – golgoe machts möglich -das Weserlied. Da mir die Melodie bekannt war, freute ich mich, hier auf den Text desbei früheren Feiern gern gesungenen Schwalenberger Liedes zu stoßen.Das sogar einige meiner Cousins Könige und Offiziere waren!Ich sende Grüße aus dem Hessenland und finde es schön, daß die Tradition gewahrtwird.Herzliche Grüße Adolf Stock.

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  6. Bob permalink
    August 4, 2010 9:37 am

    This is awesome! So glad you are back.

  7. Jim S. permalink
    August 4, 2010 6:53 pm

    This is great! As usual, there is so much going on here. My heart really went out to you, when the abusive woman in the wheelchair was berating you and you started crying. I could totally see that happen, I’ve been in similar situations. I admire your guts for grabbing tables to sell your stuff. I don’t think I would have had the ability to do that. Good for you!

    I look forward to more!


  8. August 5, 2010 12:53 am

    This was my first year volunteering, and I am in complete agreement with the circumstances. The volunteer work largely reminded me why I have to keep being a slave to my own ideas, otherwise I’ll be a slave to a Del Taco food chain! Thanks for the advice about getting a “professional” badge. Hope it still applies!

    • gabriellebell permalink
      August 5, 2010 6:42 pm

      Yes, it might be harder now…but probably still possible! You may need to get it in advance now, as opposed to instantly at the door.

  9. August 19, 2010 1:44 pm

    hahah! this is me right now, young (sort of??) and trying to get out there as best i can, i wish i lived in america to go to san diego comic con, but this comic is wonderfuly insightful to both the hardships of being smallpress indie and i’m guessing maybe the realites of a huge american comic con, interesting, i feel bummed that you had to meet a lot of bitter people !! =’I

  10. August 29, 2010 2:58 am

    These are really good and really charming! I went to SD for so many years, especially while I lived there…I wish I would have kept some kind of journal for all my experiences. I once showed Will Eisner a painting I did of him and Jack Kirby for the Art Auction and he started asking me questions about technique! I was on a panel with Dave McKean on painted comics…just me and him! And we never agreed upon anything! Talk about feeling like an imposter! Anyway, looking forward to reading more!

  11. April 13, 2011 7:35 am

    hi,beautiful socks in your post,I love that beautiful socks,I need to find one for me,bill

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