Portland Grand Prix
What a great event!! The Con Center was packed with Magic the Gathering players, and the front line of illustrators were the likes I've nae seen!! RK Post website, Mark Tedin website, Anson Maddocks, Mike Dringenberg, Steve Argyle website, Mike Daarken Lim website, and myself; sketched, signed, told lightpushing tales of old and new, and otherwise sold our artistic souls to the fans of the greatest collectible card game done placed on this here spinnin' Sphere!
One of the highlights of the show was having a great dinner with fellow LightPushers Mike Daarken Lim, and his wife Kat. Daarken is of course a name synonymous with most brands at Wizards, and a long list of publishers and vid game companies, but in my research for an upcoming interview, I also found all the brillos work Mike has been doing in the form of tutorials & reviews on his Enlighten site. Quite an artist, and I can't wait for the chat!
The best part of any Magic show is sketching and sharpie markering up cards and playmats with weird and fun alterations, and this show was no different. It was every bit as weird and wonderful as the last, and like the theory behind Fantasy Genesis, the most creative wig bubbles seem to come from limiting yourself to only one or two words in association. After all you don't want your skeletal robots getting too complicated on you, nor should you give too many fans playmats crabs.. =)
|One of the many highlights of Portland|
GP, was giving a fans playmat crabs.. =)