Plus you can see boats in the bay from China Town.
I didn’t take many pictures at the exhibition (because it seems particularly unprofessional in a setting where I’m trying to be as less of a dork as possible).
I had to get a picture of Mike in his mini-comic felt sandwich board:
…as well as this fun drawing on the side of a building.
I was able to talk to many people there (artists and editors and such), and felt really good about the show. APE is the nicest convention that I’ve ever been to. San Diego Comic Con is a great event, but it’s such a circus. APE is a bit more focused and laid back. I was able to talk to editors about coming out for SCAD’s Editors’ Day next spring, and a few artists about Comic Arts Forum in the fall
It seems odd to visit San Francisco because so many of my friends are out there. Patrick (my best man) is still living out there (when he’s not doing lighting design for a traveling show). I got to meet his girlfriend, who is lovely. She designs fancy clothes and owns her own business. We all met on Saturday night and went out for some fancy sushi and Andie met us there. Andie is living in San Francisco while Natasha works on a documentary for a few months. I think they should move to Savannah, but that’s just my opinion.
Then on Sunday night we met Ian, his girlfriend, and his sister. All lovely people. We had some Mexican/South American tapas. Mmmm.
The worst part of the trip was flying back on the plane of course. It was an all day thing.
Now I'm back to working on SCAD paperwork. Ugh.