Of all the great artists that were present yesterday the one I really had something to say to was Bill Sienkiewicz. As one the 80s power house Marvel artists who's art has graced the covers of Rom as well as other Rom related books I would say Sienkiewicz had the most unique style of all of them. As a kid I certainly didn't fully appreciate his slightly impressionistic style of comic book art.
But as I got older I started to see it in a different light and develop a new appreciation for it. I would dare say his style would serve well as a course study in modern art and perhaps even earn some respect from the snobbish art crowd that usually regard comic book art beneath their notice. It was really nice to be able to share that epiphany I've had in recent years about his work and he was quite humble in his appreciation of what I had to say. Bill Sienkiewicz, an all around stand up guy.
Of course I also picked up a number of back issues from some discount bins with issues going for only a dollar and others for as low as 25 cents. I got Fantastic Four # 243 (epic John Byrne Galactus cover), Bug (from the Micronuats) one shot and all 4 issues of the Micronauts/X-Men mini-series for only a quarter each. And then there was Incredible Hulk #319 that I got for a dollar which contains a Rom flash back cameo which I've blogged about before: http://romspaceknightart.blogspot.com/2011/04/rom-spaceknight-cameo-from-hulk-319.html Plus, it turns out that Fantastic Four# 243 contained a Rom related footnote from when the big G and his asshole herald Terrax got their asses handed to them by both Galador and Wraith World.
And what con would be complete with out some cosplay maidens?