The third day at Heroes Con went very much like the first two -- lots of nice people, lots of signing, handshaking, chatting, and so forth. I did more head sketches, and sold more prints... and I got a couple of presents from fans.
One such gift was a really cool -- and large -- drawing by a young man named (if memory serves) Ryan Miller, who came by our tables to meet us and talk Turtles. The piece of art he gave me is quite nice, as you can see in this photo of me and Ryan. He's holding a color head sketch that Eric Talbot and I did together, and which I gave to him in a sort of trade for his drawing. I think this guy has talent.
We left the show a little early, around 3, as we were anxious to get on the road for the long drive back home... and the next day, around 6PM, we were back in Northampton. Jim and Eric were great traveling companions, and I thank them heartily for agreeing to drive with me down to Charlotte.
I don't know if I'll go back to Heroes Con -- not because it wasn't a good show for me (it was), or that I didn't like the people (I did), but these long road trips are starting to get to me more than they used to. I'm thinking I probably won't do any shows or store signings unless I can comfortably drive to them in one day. Maybe I'll figure out a way to fly again, or take trains... I don't know. I guess the older I get, the more of a homebody I am. -- PL