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Thursday, April 05, 2007

From TODD S's VAULT!

In response to my query from a couple of weeks ago, alert reader Todd S. sent me scans of the fliers from YORK-CON VI and YORK-CON VII:


(Ned and I put on a total of 14 comic book conventions in York back in the late '80s/early '90s!)


YORK-CON VI's featured guest was the legendary George Evans of EC Comics fame. George was one of the nicest people I have ever met, and seemed astonished that anyone would want to come see him. I could be remembering wrong, but I'm pretty sure Ned and I had to convince him to ASK FOR MONEY for his original art pages, rather than GIVE THEM AWAY! I asked him to autograph one of my EC hardcover reprint books, and he insisted on inking a full-sized drawing of my favorite First World War biplane, the SPAD-13. That, and an original SECRET AGENT CORRIGAN daily strip by Mr. Evans are two of my favorite possessions. Good times.


Kim Demulder was the special guest for YORK-CON VII, and he was great to chat with too. His delicate line work would soon be featured in DCs SWAMP THING. I have a wonderful watercolor painting by Kim of a lovely nymph bathing in a waterfall that is one of the keystones of my original comic art "collection". I wish I could post it here for all to see, but she's a bit topless. Ah-OOOO-ga!

Thanks, Todd for the scans, and for stirring the memory pot!

Were any of you at these comic conventions? What do you remember about them?

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2 Comments:

At 4/05/2007 11:42 AM, Blogger Ned at Comix Connection said...

Goerge was an amazing guest. One of the kindest and friendliest comics pros I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. When we first talked about his appearing at the York Comic-con, he didn't think anyone would ever want to see his "old work" He was truly humbled and amazed at the attention he got there.

Bill, didn't George end up mailing a sketch to Jan. If I remember, he refused to charge her, or charged her some miniscule amount and then mailed it to her once he finished it at home. He was a class act.

 
At 4/06/2007 8:17 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Ned!
Yeah, that's right! I just don't remember all the details.

HEY LAIRDS! If you're reading this, fill us in!


And George Evans was truly "Old School"... absolutely no pretensions of celebrity and an incredible talent.

 

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