Sunday, October 16, 2011

Action Girl - Graphite Pencil

Action drawing - Graphite Pencil on 9" X 12" 70lb paper
Just back from the local Fallcon (comic book convention). Yes, I'm comfortable admitting I'm a nerdy geek. I've been out of the closet since I was 12 years old, the year I admitted to my Mother that I was a Star Trek fan. At an early age I developed an obsession with comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, nerdy computer stuff and just about anything that falls into the category of geeky.

I read the Hobbit when I was a kid and was immediately hooked on fantasy books, reading anything I could get my hands on. Oh sure, I had normal childhood obsessions like baseball cards and GI Joes, but most of my time was spent reading comics and watching TV programs like Star Trek, Lost in Space and the Twilight Zone. In the context of the time, these were like supplemental lessons on morality, equality, humanity and humility.

Finding myself firmly placed in midlife has done little to diminish my love for geeky endeavors. So I still attend comic book conventions, look forward to Apples newest high tech device and refuse to change the channel if Lord of the Rings is on TV.

Naturally I felt right at home with these people at Fallcon yesterday.
The line to get into Fallcon
A group of costumed hero's

Iowa Hawkeye fans who wandered into the convention.

Some cool Roller Girls

Yeah, she's got a ray gun.

Legendary Comic Artist Keith Pollard

The Amazing Spiderman

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