Sorry this is on a Sunday, rather than a Saturday…believe it or not, I’ve only been home about five days, and I’m still a day behind because of jet lag, date lines and a host of other nonsense.
Today you get snapshots of my trip to India to attend Comicon in Delhi. Count yourself lucky…I could have brought home slides.
Not kidding about the traffic. I’m fairly sure they drove on the left side of the road in India, but it was sometimes hard to tell. Mostly they drove on the ROAD… but WHERE they drove… was always an option.
As I said, I’ve only been home a few days, and haven’t quite adjusted to life back in Canada. I miss the hawks and Kryptos already, and might consider a small falcon or eagle for the back yard, just for comfort.
Ty the Guy IN!
Because the local currency was unfamiliar to me, I asked the convention volunteers what a good price to charge for my sketches was, and was told about five hundred Rupees was the upwards end of what I could charge. So, five hundred Rupees it was. And this is the sort of sketch you’d get for that…
It turns out, 500 Rupees is about seven dollars, something we didn’t figure out until the last day. So…Indian fans got my sketches for, shall we say, a little less expensive than an American convention goer would get one. At the speed I was replacing markers (there was a booth selling markers there for five bucks a marker), it almost cost more to draw the pictures than I was getting from the fans. But that’s okay. We saw a lot of happy faces when they got their sketch.
I’m also not kidding about the pollution. Delhi is considered the most polluted city on Earth…they DREAM of being as clean as Beijing, the complainers from China.
The volunteers were as nice and friendly a bunch of Convention Helpers I’ve ever met. I wish I could have stayed and hung with the gang another few days…but apparently I had to get home because of my OWN children.
The local creators had a wealth of great comics to show off, I wish they were for sale in Canada, as some of these series hooked me and I want to read the next issue. My faves, by far, were…
That wasn’t apple juice….
Sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!
Loved that you 2 were high on Delhi. I just want to know if you ever looked up at the hawks wheeling through the Mad Max sky and said, “Birdie Num Num?” Don’t much care if you spoke to the donkeys, I too, enjoyed the Kryptos, but…Birdie Num Nums!
Take some comfort that you weren’t in Delhi in the summer! Summertime is definitely a hard slog. Glad you had a great trip and thanks for posting the fun pix.
“Loves Elvis. Hates Bad Guys” might be the greatest tagline in comic book history. Just took a peek online and the art in both those books are gorgeous.