Here are some sights from the floor at Comic-Con International on Friday:
Sweet Maggie ink! Jaime was impressed with this one (as were we all).
Dave McKean and his cool watch (and hey, it’s Anthony Vukojevich, Mome vet Rob Goodin and Tom Neely in the background).
The dapper Mr. Gilbert Shelton (and those guys again).
Monte Schulz dropped by to chat with Gary.
The No Straight Lines signing with Ed Luce, editor Justin Hall, Dylan Edwards and Trina Robbins.
Somebody brought an old Who’s Who in the DC Universe for Trina to sign the page with her Cheetah illustration. That lady’s done it all!
Matt Groening showed off his pal Gary Panter’s Dal Tokyo while Akbar & Jeff walked past in the background. Matt recounted for us how he helped save the strip from being dumped at the L.A. Weekly back in the 1980s by arguing that it’s one of the greatest works of art of the 20th century.
Eric showed off Johnny Gruelle’s Mr. Twee Deedle to Matt, who was particularly taken with Gruelle’s “birds-eye view” strips in the book and walked away with it under his arm.
Shannon Wheeler joined Mark Kalesniko at the signing table.