The next morning, our ol' pal Jarrod (with skateboard) surprised us as we came up to the entrance of the Cartoon Art Museum to set up shop. We also met fellow amigo cartoonist Jaime Crespo (bowler), a new friend we made this time around in S.F.
Armed with my discount designer McCoffee, I was ready for this new comics festival they call LCX!
There's Jarrod, flashing the peace sign. He's actually mocking S.F.'s hippies. Jarrod's always looking for a good fight...
..And he found one, as my buddy, the CRYING MACHO MAN cartoonist Jose Cabrera and Carlos Saldana ("Burrito") joined me in discussing the art of creating humor comics on our Sunday panel. That's my panelist-eye view of the panel...
Here's the Cartoon Flophouse table at the LCX event....Lots of titles, lots of ways to tickle your funny bone.
During the panel, I tried to self-excorcize any lingering demons I might have accidentally brought up from L.A. OK, I just look ridiculous....Hey, it was a humor comics panel!!
The CAM people wisely placed Whittier boy Jav Hernandez in front of a Herblock drawing of another Whittier guy...(Well, at least JAV is not a crook!)
Rockin' our house is Roxy Ratterman, our friend from back in the day Oaktown and such! She, Rhode, we all go waaaaaayback further than Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
This was funny, in one day, I signed two firsts: a Converse sneaker...and a black guitar (no, I've signed up Grasiella's forehead many a time...)
Gras added her John Hancock to the mighty Guitar in Black. We all signed exhibit posters, too. The fantastic poster art was done by Mr. Cabrera.
It was a banner weekend to be sure...in fact, there's our banner now!
Sophie Padilla gave us the Siskel and Ebert routine. She was terrific, with her bright, sunny smile, assisting everyone at the event and making those Comics t-shirts look good! Sophie's a ham, just like her dad Rico! We always laugh it up!
After some tomfoolery with my ol' Cornell buddy, Geoff....
LITERALLY! Mission Street...home of....you know it...You want the best, you got the best...