Last weekend, my girlfriend and I attended San Diego Comic-Con. I’ve want to attend this ever-growing geek mega-event since I was 11-years old. Back then, I was a hardcore comic book fan — not just looking up to Batman, the X-Men and Iron Man, but also to their creators — especially the artists.

Artists like Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, J. Scott Campbell, and Rob Liefeld were both my inspiration and my heroes. Of course, back then like any comic book fan, I was regularly reading Wizard, a magazine that covered the happenings within of the comic book industry.

Every year they’d have great photos and reports from Comic-Con. I’d read about the artists interacting with the fans, the impressive booths, the thought-provoking panels, the merchandise, and more. Every year, I’d think “Man, I need to get there.” For one reason or another, timing just never panned out. The fact that I lived on the east coast, 3,000 miles away from the convention probably didn’t help.Read More