I'm gonna tell you something that you've never heard from anybody:
NEW YORK IS AN AMAZING CITY.
Maybe someone has already told this.
I'm a moron
Anyway, as you can see, I and my friend Alessandro
totally enjoyed our vacation in NY! The weather was fortunately fine and people were GREAT! My god, I could never find so kind people here in Europe! You're the best, guys! Love you!
You can find a kind of compilation of pictures here [link][link][link]
I met a lot of people at the Con, new and old friends, unfortunately I missed someone (
, again, I'm sooooooo sorry!!!), and I missed some sketchbooks I absolutely wanted to have (LeSean's one and Sanford Greene's one...damn!).
My "Con best Cosplayer Award" goes to the AMAZING li'l Wolverine. I swear, I laughed for about 10 minutes. Simply incredible. you can find a picture on the Compilation.
My "Con best purchase Award" goes without any doubt to an original HellBlazer page by the amazing talented
, actually one of my favourite artists (psssst, guys, if you want an advice, go and buy some of his stuff: for that quality, I can say he's practically givin'it for free!).
I had some meetings with various publishers, expecially Marvel and DC; and it's always the same story: "man, your pages rock, you've got a very cool style....BUT....We actually do not have a contract for you, 'cause you've got a too extreme style, maybe in the future.... not a good period for cartoony styles
Madison Square Garden was GREAT, and fortunately the Knicks had a great game until the 4th quarter, so it's been a very riveting game. I've also heard that the stadium is goin' to be crashed and re-builted, so I can consider myself lucky, 'cause I've had the chance to see the old one before the re-construption
Unfortunately we didn't see a lot of the cultural part of the city, we only had a panoramic view on the Empire State Building (so we can at least say that "we saw EVERYTHING on Mahattan"
) and a less more...You know, when you see shops that sell things at 10, while the same things cost 40 in Italy...well, you're practically FORCED to spend the entire time into shops!!!
(and the entire money...sigh!)
There's another ton of things to say, but I don't want to bother you guys anymore, so I'm going to close with a little advertising:
please go and take a look at "Things Wrong With Me" [link]
, a webcomic written by the great Adam P. Knave and illustrated by me. Few art, but tons of fun, trust me!!!