The Extraordinary @FanExpoCanada 2013

Some of my favourite memories of FanExpo Canada 2013 in Toronto. Hanging out with the incredible creators and fans was a long weekend we’ll never forget.

What an amazing few days. We stayed at the Hotel Victoria on Yonge st about a kilometer away from the Convention Center. It didn’t seem far on the first walk there, but walking back exhausted carrying all those comics was pretty rough.
Thursday we met many artists and writers, collecting autographs and even managing to get a few sketches (which will all be posted momentarily). Friday was a lot more of the same, and Saturday we wrapped it up in the early afternoon so we could make the long drive home.
I will mention all the details of our encounters with the incredible artists under each sketch I post, but for now I’d like to thank the following people (in no particular order) for being so awesome:

Adrian Alphona, Craig Yeung, Marco D’Alfonso, Mike Del Mundo, Ken Lashley, Ramon Perez, Tony Daniel, Stuart & Kathryn Immonen, David Finch, Jason Fabok, Scott Hepburn, Tony Moore, Lee Bermejo, Leonard Kirk, Joe Prado, Ivan Reis, James Robinson, Todd McFarlane, and of course Louise & Walt Simonson. I’m sure I’m forgetting a few others too (sorry!) but in any case please accept a huge thanks from your loving fans for coming and making our weekend so great!

An exceptionally huge THANK YOU goes out to Stan Lee. I can’t imagine being a comic book fan without your amazing creativity or your dedication to all your fans. You are truly an inspiration to us all, and always will be.

That’s as heartfelt as I can be without making myself cry… I really hope to meet each and every one of you fantastically talented creators again in the future!

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I got into Uncanny X-men and Batman pretty young and branched out into other comics from there. Currently reading the same titles, other related X-titles, and Adventure Time. Podcast host, musician, recording engineer, and site admin. Check out my SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/static-31 and follow me @JarrettHeale on Twitter!