A full report will have to wait for later, but Day Two can be summed up as follows:
“My hand hurts.”
Here’s a LITTLE more detail.
11:00-12:00: Howard stakes a claim to a table, posts some flyers, and warms up his drawing hand.
12:00-1:00: A webcomics panel replete with “I know none of these people.” It’s still fun.
1:00-2:00: Lunch at Carl’s Jr.
2:00-8:00: Howard draws until his hand is fit to fall off.
8:00-9:00: Dinner at McDonalds, complete with the stereotypical crazy muttering man.
9:00-10:00: Masquerade, during the half-time of which I led the audience in a two-artist game of “SF Pictionary.” Somebody needs to talk to somebody about what “SF” is, because even though I communicated “The Wizard of Oz” in just under 18 seconds, I’m a little bitter about having to draw the Emerald City and the Yellow Brick Road at this event.
For most of the day I hung out with Dan Willis, one of WOTC’s Dragonlance authors.
I’ll post pictures of the commissions I drew once we download them from the camera. The good news: I made enough on commissions yesterday that all the gas, parking, and meal expenses associated with this event are covered. The bad news: I was making about $13 an hour in a non-sustainable activity. My hand is killing me. Today I either raise prices, or get sloppy.
If you’re reading this and planning to be at CONduit today, I’m at the Gaming Registration table across from the Art Show starting at 11:00am, and I’ll be there through about 4:00. Then I have a panel on Inking, and then I go home!