Saturday, August 8, 2009

Chicago Comic-Con '09 Friday

Today was amazing. The first thing I did this morning was head straight for the Wizard Booth, where Mark Millar was doing his first signing of the weekend. The signing didn't start until noon, but the two hour wait was worth the spot in line. Millar was very friendly and made great conversation with each fan. The first gem of the day was him mentioning that there was a showing of the Kick-Ass trailer during the afternoon Q&A.

While signing my books I mentioned how much I enjoyed his work with McNiven, especially the Old Man Logan story in Wolverine. He then tells me about McNiven's pencils for the unreleased double issue conclusion, providing details on gore and violence. It was a pleasant reveal.

Afterwards I wandered through artist alley, in my annual quest to give money to David Mack. I bought a few prints, and had him sign the shirt I picked up yesterday. Couple vendors and exhibits later, and it was time for Millar Q&A.

Millar is pretty hilarious in front of the crowd during the panels. Profane, slightly vulgar, but it felt welcomed by the fans. The Kick-Ass teasers were epic. The dialogue felt perfect and the action was exciting. I believe that the movie will be a very successful translation of the comic. After the teasers the whole crowd stood up, and I've yet to hear such an excited crowd reaction from a con.

Unfortunately I can't finish the tale of this adventure at the moment. It's saturday morning, and time to head back to the Con. Friday stories to come: Shoot the Sh** w/ Mark Millar (late night adult Q&A), great moments while waiting in line, and mech battle games.

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