Um… I’m not sure I really did much today. I’m not going to lie to you, I was pretty wrecked after yesterday and slept in pretty late, strolling into the Fan Expo sometime after 1:00.
One person I did talk to, who I hadn’t already had a chance to talk to, was JT Krul. He was a very cool guy, more than happy to talk about what he was looking to do with Green Arrow and Teen Titans. It sounds like he has some good ideas and a clear direction. I especially liked what he had to say about writing Damian Wayne, who he is wary of portraying as a one-note brat. I’m definitely going to be checking out his Teen Titans run.
After this I decided to make my first purchase of the weekend. Boom Studios was having an excellent 2 for 1 sale, meaning but one thing to me: both volumes of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck for the price of one. Without tax. Awesome. (Seriously, if you haven’t read this you should. I consider it one of the greatest graphic novels of all time.)
The last thing I did was check out DC’s “Breaking Into Comics” panel. It was a very informative one, which Dan Didio said was meant to be more business-like and less entertaining than DC’s other panels. Didio gave a speech that sounded almost like it was meant to scare off the halfhearted. He was honest and gave a lot of great tips. Tips on portfolios, submissions and areas people can work other than writing and drawing (although those got the most time). There were lots of questions from the audience, both good and bad (I don’t quite see the point of using this as the time to attack DC’s entire corporate structure in regards to new talent) but Didio was gracious enough to answer them all.
It was a nice note to end on. I had a great weekend, but am undeniably exhausted. Time to go home and read some Scrooge McDuck.