Yes, yes, yes, Michael Bay bad, movies terrible, destroyed childhood, etc.
But here’s the thing: TMNT made about a bazillion shells it’s opening weekend. Trans4mers has garnered a more than $1 billion box office.
So who’s the real bad person here? Michael Bay for being involved in movies that everyone can’t wait to hate? Or the people flocking to theatres to see said movies?
But beyond all that, I wanted to mention something else. We are lucky enough to be hanging around Gen Con this weekend (Booth 541 if you’re in the area!) and, wow. It’s my first time at this show and what an eye opener.
From events and exclusives to simply how people act and treat each other, everyone from attendees to guests and organizers of Comic Cons have got something to learn from shows like Gen Con. It is a show that is just all around pleasant to be at. No troubles on either side of the exhibitor tables, a fresh and well organized convention floor filled with places to try new things and talk to people without getting swept away in the crowd and most importantly: Everyone, from attendees to exhibitors to guests, all treating each other with respect and dignity.
This is not to say that the Comic Cons we attend are bad experiences, we love nothing more than getting onto a con floor and chatting with fans and selling a book or two. There’s just something different about this show and yes, I know that it’s primary focus is on gaming, so it’s probably a slightly different corwd, but everyone is having fun and just genuinely happy to be here. It’s really exciting and refreshing to see.
So, if you are attending Gen Con, please stop by and say hello! We’re here having a blast and would love to share in some of it with y’all!
Today’s glimpse into the future comes to us from the 1-2 punch of Dave Wheeler:
Dave Wheeler was born in Minneapolis, MN in the winter of 1987. A born comic enthusiast, Dave spent much of his child hood with his head in the clouds and his nose in his books. His formal education started in Savannah, Georgia as a freshman at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Four years and many a sleepless night later he graduated in the Spring of 2009 with honors.While toiling away at SCAD he started MIND WAVE COMICS with his buddy Samir Barrett in 2009 with the idea to bring comics back in to the light. Enough with the doom and gloom Dave wanted to bring back the rad versus the bad. A comic artist at heart, Dave has found his calling in the graphic design world as well. Helping people brand themselves in innovative and exciting ways with his logos and websites. He currently lives in the Twin Cities with his girlfriend Mai and their two dogs, Bupie and Sprocket.
And Samir Barrett:
Samir Barrett is a recent graduate from SCAD who studied in Animation and Sequential Art. Now out of school, whenever he’s not surviving at his day job in Savannah, Georgia he’s constantly drawing and producing creator owned comics. As the second creative half to “Mind Wave Comics”, Samir finds himself drawing on the book “The Misadventures of Wonderboy” and drawing and writing for his own creation “The Bolt Strikes”.Samir Barrett is a recent graduate from SCAD who studied in Animation and Sequential Art. Now out of school, whenever he’s not surviving at his day job in Savannah, Georgia he’s constantly drawing and producing creator owned comics. As the second creative half to “Mind Wave Comics”, Samir finds himself drawing on the book “The Misadventures of Wonderboy” and drawing and writing for his own creation “The Bolt Strikes”.
Have a great weekend, everyone!