Had another good day at the con, bought some comics collections, including one of Groo off of Sergio Aragonés in Spanish. I asked him if he wrote the dialog himself but he said no, that he wrote the stories and drew them but as usual Mark Evanier wrote the dialog and then Sergio had some other person translate Mark's dialog into Spanish. Seems roundabout. :) I know that there are comics out there that Sergio has done in Spanish that he wrote himself but he didn't have any at the con. It sort of tickled him that I bought the one I did. I commented that his last name meant "born in Aragon" and he said yes, it was just like having Texan for a last name. :)
My friend, Scott Shaw!, is doing his autobiography as a comic, I saw him working on it at the table next to Sergio's. I can't wait to see that finished. :) Scott is the creator of Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew for DC and I think is now doing Radioactive Man Comics for Bongo. His first published comic story back 30+ years ago was about a guy who wanted to be a superhero so bad that he covered himself in crunchy peanut butter and called himself the Turd. Disgusting but funny story and Scott redrew parts of it for his autobiography. :)
His second professional sale was to me when I was editor of ARC back in 1978, a story called Jones of the Jungle, Inc. about an orphan abandoned in the jungle and raised by ... CPAs. :) He's also the guy who wrote and drew for Marvel the Amazing Man-Spider that tells the story of a mild mannered spider that was bit by a radioactive human. Scott's sense of humor is really a sense of the absurd and he is well known as the Comic Industry's historian of the weird, the strange and the just plain goofy comics that have been published, in a word Oddball Comics and Scott has a show he does at cons and comedy clubs called just that. :) I'm going to see the latest edition tomorrow. :)
I sat in on some really good panels, some on the history of comics and people like Joe Simon, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson. Some of the others were about the future of comics; as digital webcomics and as source material for movies, television and games. I bought some great books from Dave Kellet, Brad Guigar and Eric Shanower and had a long interesting talk with Joe Weems who has done a lot of inking for Marvel, DC and some other companies and is quite a smart guy with some thought out opinions.
I had spaghetti for lunch and tacos for dinner and I'm tired and sleepy. Good night. :)