Alright, sorry I'm a bit behind with this journal entry but, the Orlando Toy and Comic Convention was a big success for me! I had sooooo much fun and got to meet some of the coolest fans out there. My day started at about 9am when I arrived and got set up at the hotel convention space. It was a slow start, I didn't really get busy until about 12p or so. I basically just sat there looking around at all the people and doodling a Ghost Rider in my sketch book to keep me warmed up. But, one brave soul ventured over to my little unassuming table and then the flood began. I was situated between two VERY talented digital artists and they were really drawing a crowd (their booth space was better laid out than mine honestly) and I think one of the reasons I got any people to come to my table at all is that I was actually drawing things live on the spot and neither of the two people next to me were. I think maybe I'll put up a sign or something next year that says I do live artwork... but, people are SO observant that all I had to do was keep doodling in my sketch book and person after person kept coming up. I even had the privilege to give a quick tutoring lesson to 3 different kids from ages 6 up to about 10 (2 boys and a girl) at different times throughout the day. I had a blast doing that... I tell ya, those kids listened to me like I was Jack Kirby or something and they caught on SO fast. I really got a lot out of helping them in my own small way. Anyway, after about 1pm I didn't have a break from drawing. I drew NON STOP the entire time. And I gotta tell ya, it's tough. I have only done 1 other convention before this and I didn't have any "fans" before but, this time I had people actually come BACK to me from last year which was overwhelming and very gratifying. I learned a lot though from trying to draw characters I've never tried before much. I had a hard time at first taking an idea and breaking it apart into something I could make in about 10-15mins but, after awhile I got really comfortable with it and things just went smoothly. I found myself forgetting how bad my hand hurt lol. It was a really good time and I can not wait until I find another convention to get into. Thanks for reading!