SpringCon 2012 – St. Paul, Minnesota

Great time at SpringCon 2012 this year.
It was a beautiful day Saturday so the crowd lined up for when it opened went off as far as the eye could see.

The line on Saturday going off into the distance...

Setting up I was lucky enough to get a table dead center in the Grandstand.

My daughter Anna manning the table for me.

Great people on either side of me as well. Drew Blom on the one…

Drew Blom

…and Ben Tye, Jay Rasgorshek and Kirsten Bonafield manning the MCAD booth on the other.

BenTye, Jay Rasgorshek and Kirsten Bonafield

Lots of MCADians in attendance – best of all they were behind tables selling their wares.
More pictures at the MCAD Comic Art Tumblr.

And Speaking of MCAD, Adjuct Teachers Paul Fricke, Terry Beatty and Tom Kaczynski were also in attendance

Paul Fricke with daughter, Emily.

Paul’s daughter Emily hit the ground running selling her miniature clay figurines and jewelry she sells on her Etsy shop – I may have her in to talk to my Pro Practice class if I teach that one again…

Martin Powell and Terry Beatty

Terry Beatty – to the right of writer Martin Powell – is currently the new artist on the Phantom Sunday page for King Features. You can subscribe to it at dailyink.com.

Tom Kaczynski

Tom K is the publisher of Uncivilized Books. The imprint publishes limited edition, hand-made booklets and coming soon, The Voyeurs by Gabrielle Bell. Tom showed me a proof copy and it looks BEAUTIFUL.

Lots of other artists in attendance as well. Here’s a few I snapped pics of…

Bob McCleod giving a panel lecture.

Gene Ha doing sketches for fans.

Pablo Marcus

Don Rosa

Dan Jurgens

Special thanks to Dan Jurgens who took some time out from the NEW 52 books he’s doing for DC Comics to speak to my MCAD Pro Practice class this past semester.

Bob Lipski

And Bob Lipski is one of my daughter’s favorite cartoonists. We have every Upton Girl collection in print.

Jose Delbo was also in attendance – No picture here as I already devoted an entire blog post to meeting up with him.

All for now – wrapping up with my favorite costumes I saw…

Spacesuits inspired by Wally Wood .

About Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, he is also the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip - both available at ComicsKingdom.com. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, The University of Minnesota and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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