Update: Fixed some of the image links and stuff
And by con, of course I mean the weekend of having cool people tell me they like what I do!
So I'll start by saying thanks to Connecticon for inviting the Hiveworks family to attend the convention. I had a great time, and I wanted to share with you the pictures I took of all the great people who came to see me!
Not pictured are some terrific people whom I either did or didn't meet. A lot of them were fellow cartoonists such as Dave Lumsdon, Phil Kahn, Kelly Turnbull, and more terrific people who, if I haven't named you, I assure you that I love you guys. Also to any of the fans whom I forgot to get a picture with, I'm also sorry about that! I was either too busy or too forgetful. But you're in my heart forever (in the form of grease from Chikky Nuggz I will eat while thinking of you).
Anyone I didn't mention, and you know who you are, you made this convention one of the best experiences of my life, and I hope to have many more like it.
Day one started great, except I forgot to show my teeth. I never took a ton of pictures of myself before, so I never really cared that my mouth hardly opens enough to show off my teeth. So I swear, I do have teeth!
I totally, totally do.
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This is the first fan who came to see me! Now you can see him... forever.
This guy's hair was kinda pointing at me. I can appreciate that kind of commitment.
I was going to make a dumb comment about the pointing in this one too, but my god, my head is huge. I can't think about anything else.
I suddenly noticed my hairy chest in this one. Why hello there handsome.
Your hair reminds me of twizzlers and cotton candy and I am so hungry, you guys.
I SEE YOU BACK THERE TRYING TO SNEAK IN ON OUR MOMENT
AH HA, I GOTCHA. Come here and hug me.
Most of these people I just had a death grip on their shoulder and demanded they smile or that I'd start crying.
TF2 Soldier. Best class? Or GREATEST class? (Both)
But seriously, why is my head so big?
Who let these handsome people near my booth? Everyone's so good looking. Hi there handsome guy. Remember me? I was the one who made you take a picture.
Gundam is anime. I like anime!
My hair has started on its 'I've been moving around a lot' journey into an Irish afro.
Trying desperately to prove I have teeth.
My face doesn't look nearly as excited as I was to be in this picture. I was pumped to be in the presence of pure rock!
This guy is cosplaying as my friend. XXXOOO
I didn't even see Mio-chan on this guy's shirt. I was just psyched about the beard!
More great teeth. Agh, I am so jealous. Hey look at my tongue. It's like, totally right there.
Then I met the real Lara Croft. I was so excited I couldn't get the camera to focus.
Let's try agai- nope. Hey Mike.
There we go! And then I stressed so much about getting a good picture, I suddenly look horrified at the very concept of capturing light.
oh god why
We're in the Similar Glasses Club. It meets behind the nowhere!
I loved the tall people most of all, because they made me feel safe
My face looks like I just heard about some particularly juicy celebrity gossip.
Future and past meet in the worst place ever- my booth!
Another kind soul to make me feel safe in this dangerous world
Lemme just get my head in front of yours like I'm not taking up enough of the photo real estate as it is...
I SAID GET BEHIND ME. I'M THE STAR. ME.
No, put those cards away! Ahhh my drawings, I'm so bashful.
I will pull on you so hard that you disappear into my body. We're nearly there, heave ho!
Keep? KEEP WHAT? If it says keep away, I'm going to be very embarrassed that I didn't read his instructions properly. Always follow t-shirt rules.
HEY MY HEAD IS THREE TIMES AS BIG AS YOURS HEY LOOK AT MY CAMERA WHILE I PUSH BUTTONS ON IT
I really REALLY hope my anti-antiperspirant is working.
Sometimes we wish not to smile. Let's take a moment of silence to remember those times.
Yeah! A great look at my ill-planned booth layout! I swear it'll be better next time I do this!
Get behind my head. I must be the focus at all times
Someone throw popcorn in my mouth. Just grab a big handfull and toss it. Something will get in there
I got legit excited that this might be Demetri Martin, but I'll bet he's cooler than like twenty Demetri Martins.
The last day begins, and I'm down to my last Hawaiian shirt. In case of emergency, a fan-gifted Green Lantern shirt lies beneath, waiting.
Let me put my hair in your face. I demand you smell it and tell me it's nice
This one managed to get away, but worry not. The enzymes will consume him.
No but seriously, I always knew I had a big head, and maybe the way I'm taking the pictures is distorting it a bit, but god dang you guys
Michael Lunsford unwittingly in my selfie. Just remember that I'm the star
And last but not least, Jojo who is the one who ultimately made it possible for me to make it to Connecticon when I never would have done it myself. Thanks Jojo
Thank you to everyone who made this a fun convention. I hope to see you all again real soon.