Is it strange that, whenever I’m around the other artists at the conventions, all I can hear is When I Go Out With Artists by the Crash Test Dummies?

One of the nice things about hitting the smaller conventions, like Con on the Cob, is the opportunity to hang out with the artists in a non-formal setting.  I didn’t get a chance to spend time with some of my favorite artists at Gen Con because it was such a busy show.  Now, to be clear, I’m really happy that we all had a busy show; it means that artists are making money, and when one of us makes money, the craft is elevated.  But it’s nice having time to sit back, enjoy an adult beverage, and just draw.

The 2012 convention scene is going to been pretty crazy.  There are several small conventions that I would like to hit in the spring to prep for the bigger shows in the summer.  I’m still considering Dragon-Con over PAX next year because of the networking opportunities that it will provide.  That, of course, will change if they ever have an art show at PAX.  If they do, I’ll be there in a heartbeat.

Today’s image is of Andy Hopp, one of the artists I always love to see at the summer shows.  He’s a really great guy who runs a really fun show.