Wednesday, July 09, 2008


I just got back from New York city where I attended ICON 5 - an illustration conference that bounces around the US every couple of years. It was great, and it did what I was hoping it would do. Lately I feel like I've been on a bit of a hamster wheel in terms of my work life, and the passion was waning. Being at ICON and meeting other illustrators was a great reminder that I'm really lucky to be doing what I'm doing, and that I love love creating stuff. I think I was just a little burnt out.

But now I'm back and ready to go!
And, as an extra special bonus, while I was away I missed half of the Craptastic Calgary Stampede! Does life get any better? I think not.

Here are some of the great illustrators I met at the conference, along with some I already knew and had the chance to catch up with.

Raymond Biesinger
Joe Cepeda
Doug Fraser
Doug Jones
Ted McGrath
Andrew Mitchell
Chris Silas Neal
Nathan Santistevan
Terry Shoffner
Marcos Sorensen
Riccardo Stampatori
Jillian Tamaki
Sam Weber