I wanted to start out big, so I wandered around the show for a while, and finally got up the nerve to approach Brian Froud, who obliged with a quick sketch for me. *squee!* I babbled incoherently for a few minutes while he sketched. I don't even remember what I said but I just kept blabbering. I am sure he is used to that. Next I got a quick siggy from Wendy Froud, but no sketch. I spoke more coherently with her, as we had something in common...we went to the same college here in Detroit. We knew even one of the same teachers, even though at least a decade separated us at school. She only had a few seconds before being whisked away.
Next is a great little elf like guy from French artist Jean-Baptiste Monge. I bought a few cards and a print from him and the other French artists at his booth. They were very kind, but we didn't speak much because there was a bit of a language barrier.
Next is the fabulous Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, whose work I have adored for a while. I have two of her fox prints overlooking my computer where I write this. I gave her one of my porcelain face stones in thanks.
Here I am with the amazing Kinuko Craft. She was a joy to watch as she sketched. She was doing a more elaborate sketch for the lades in front of me, all in gold and silver marker. She carefully placed metallic dots all around the page for shooting stars, and her husband spoke warmly with all of us standing in line. They are very sweet, and she is one of my favorite illustrators. I bought a book of her collected works called Heroines in Literature, which is perfect for the research I have been doing lately. I talked with her about that a little bit.Here is the sketch by Kinuko Craft.
Just as we were heading out, Donato Giancola seemed to be having a quiet moment in his booth, so I asked him for a sketch. He pulled out a red pencil, sharpened it up, and gave me this great dragon! Chuck had spent some time in Donato's booth during the show, talking with him. If you recall, last year (2006) at Gen Con, Chuck won a juror's choice award, and Donato was the juror who awarded it to him.
And finally, Chuck finished out my Faerie Con sketches with a saucy little faerie, in a bird's eye view with her little faerie nipples popping out. Sassy!
Today's song and video is "Suddenly I See" by KT Tunstall, which I believe is a song she wrote about one of her artistic mentors, Patti Smith. Faerie Con was about meeting some or our mentors, so I think it is a good song for today...