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August 25, 2011 / shawnbrookwilliams

CON REPORT: Chicago Wizard World Comic Book Convention, August 11-14

Chicago Wizard World Comic Book Convention

Eric Bradley, his son Pat, and I went down to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago just for the day Saturday. It was both their first comic book convention. The con floor was continuously packed. Lots of retailers selling comics from every age. Toys, action figures, DVDs, t-shirts for sale everywhere. Even some original art for sale.

There were many celebrities on hand for signings from all corners of pop culture: Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Lou Ferrigno (Hulk tv show), Patrick Stewart (Star Trek), Ray Park (Darth Maul – Star Wars Episode One), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), Pam Grier (Foxy Brown), Levar Burton (Reading Rainbow), Felicia Day (Buffy), Anthony Michael Hall (The Breakfast Club), Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World) and many more…

And countless awesome comic book creators were there: Mike Grell, Paul Jenkins, Humberto Ramos, Art Baltazar, Tim Seeley, Jenny Frison, Ethan Van Sciver, Greg Horn, Mark Texeira, Patrick Gleason, David Mack, Brian Azzarello and so many more…

BELOW: I had a couple sketches commissioned for my daughter (I showed them photos).

Here is a sketch from Franco Aureliana

Here is a sketch from Robb Mammearts

I also ran into many old friends. Including Steve Seeley, an old college roommate, he shared this program featuring some of his cool paintings. More can be seen here.

It was a great show!


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