These photos are from the Red7 After-Party from Staple by Luan, more can be seen from him here. I actually took photos myself this time with my own camera, those can be seen here.
I'd like to say, I had a TON of fun at this, and much of that thanks goes out to Paul Maybury, Kristian Donaldson, Nick Derington, and Randy Lander. I have to say thank you for making me feel like a million bucks! I had so much fun it should be illegal (though nothing illegal was committed)! Austin was it's usual self, confusing roads that led us in the wrong direction, many a U-Turn was made this weekend.
LOVED the room, great price on 2 nights that was less for a larger room than last year at the Doubletree. I got to sell some prints, sketchbooks, sketches, and even traded some art with Kristian, which made me extremely happy that he would even consider doing that. He hipped me to a new brush, and I just finished ordering it. Hopefully I will get it soon so I can start using it on pages. The bristles are natural sable hair and the length of the bristles are longer, which gives a cleaner sweep to create finer lines and larger variation.
The after party was cool too, Paul and Nick got me a chance to redeem myself for last year and my first chance at live art. I feel like I represented. I even worked next to Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), and Paul.
Dean Trippe and I shared a table. It was great getting to hang out with Dean and really talk about an insane number of topics. I feel like these opportunities are great to help strengthen the bond of friends/creators. We're in a great place right now, especially with our work on President Awesome. We got to spread the word, and even had buttons!!!
Now that this show finally happened, I guess the next show will be Heroes in Charlotte. Though I've taken care of the task of finding people to room with, so that kills the largest hurdle I was going to have.
Now I can back to work as usual for a few months!