We are still catching our breath over here at Panel Bound after a long weekend at WonderCon 2012. While I spent most of my time at the convention covering movie panels for Geeks of Doom, staff writer Eastyn had her first comic convention experience on Sunday. We left the Archaia booth empty handed after hoping to find friends of the site and Archaia published creators, Royden Lepp and Giannis Milonogiannis.
Some good news though, we ran into ultra-mega-cool dudes Shane and Chris Houghton. For those of you unfamiliar with the two brothers, you can check out our interview with them here. Shane and Chris are the writer and artist team of the Reed Gunther all-ages series out with Image Comics. Chris also does covers for the Adventure Time comic out with Kaboom! (Boom studios imprint) and Shane writes the Peanuts comic also out with Kaboom! It is always a treat to talk with these guys, especially because they are such down to earth creators.
While running through artist alley we ran into writer and creators, JD Arnold who makes the amazing BB Wolf and the Three LPs. JD was there with Tony Guaraldi-Brown, who is an incredibly talented artist who has worked on The Showdown and was selling some of his work at the convention.
We also came across a troubling message from Eric Powell that alerted us that we has missed his signing earlier in the day. However after flipping over the table and stomping about in frustration, we noticed that Powell would be signing at 4:00 P.M. Luckily we made it later that day and got some comics signed by The Goon creator.
Last but not least, we got to catch up with the always friendly Eric Shanower. Eric is the creator of several Oz books out with Marvel, including The Marvelous Land of Oz.
All in all, it was a great convention. Eastyn got a ton of photos with cosplayers that you can see over at our Twitter. Anyone else have any good con stories? We would love to hear them.