Last weekend Michele and I went to the TerrifiCon comic book convention held at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. TerrifiCon is a really great show, in that it is good-sized, has lots of guests, and its primary focus is actually on comic books. I had fun at the show last year, and so Michele came with me this time.
Accompanying us was our family of Friendly Demon Dolls. Two of them were given to me as presents. Their names are Abdanm and Keerma. They both had a lot of fun at the show.
Abdanm is the blue, black & grey fellow, and Keerma is the tiny green guy. Here they are at TerrifiCon in front of a giant reproduction of the iconic cover of Action Comics #1.
Even though the bus ride from the Port Authority to the Mohegan Sun was long, and the ride back to NYC was worse, we still had a lot of fun that day. I met several comic book creators, got some books signed, picked up a few books, and got to spend some time with Michele. The boys also had fun. Here are some more photos of them at the show…
Here we are meeting Thanos. Abdanm and Keerma were impressed by him, but they said he shouldn’t be so mean. They told Thanos that he should try being more friendly like they are, and then maybe he’d have more friends.
Abdanm and Keerma had a good time exploring Artist Alley, seeing the work of all of the talented creators who were at the convention. Among the many talented comic book pros we saw were Bob Almond, Buzz, Ron Frenz, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Paul Kupperberg, Bob McLeod, Kevin Nolan, Jerry Ordway, Roger Stern and Roy Thomas. We also saw actress Pom Klementieff, who portrayed Mantis in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
It was great to finally meet my online pal John Trumbull, who was also at the show. John has written a number of excellent articles for Back Issue, published by TwoMorrows. He compiled the incredibly informative oral history of Batman: The Animated Series that was featured in Back Issue #99. Abdanm and Keerma were thrilled to meet John, and hung out with him for a bit in Artist Alley.
Back at home Abdanm and Keerma looked over my acquisitions from the show. I picked up the very enlightening book Inking Before and After by the talented Bob McLeod, Blue Baron #1 from penciler Ron Frenz, the Proton comic & sketchbook from Jerry Ordway, Super Gorillas Vs. The All-American Victory League by the late Alan Kupperberg, assembled & published by his brother Paul, and Superman Annual #7 from 1995, which I got autographed by its writer, the incredible Roger Stern.
TerrifiCon is an amazing show. Hopefully we can go again next year. We just need to find a better way to get there than the Greyhound bus!
For info on Friendly Demon Dolls please check out their website. Thank you 🙂