I've been wanting to post some pics from the November Mexico City trip but once my travel wrapped up last year, I had to immediately jump on some style guide work for Warner Bros. Between that and the holidays, any hope of actual time off vanished. Still working on the style guide and just days away from my first convention of 2018. At last though, an update...
I could rave about La Mole Comic Con in Mexico City for pages but to save time and space, just believe that it is truly one of the great conventions and the Mexico City experience was awesome as well. The trip coinciding with the Day of the Dead celebration was icing on the cake.
Leading up to the show weekend, the guest were treated to a morning workout at the Teotihuacan Pyramids, an afternoon at the National Museum of Anthropology, and some pit stops at some of the finest local eateries.
We headed to the historic district of the city on the eve of Day of the Dead and encountered the biggest crowd I've ever seen. Incredibly fun night and far better than any Halloween night I've ever experienced in the states.
The highlight of the evening had to be Renee being brave enough to sit down for a trim by Edward Scissorhands!
A few of the fine folks I met at La Mole Comic Con below...
SPECIAL SHOUT-OUT #1... to Emerick Rendon and promoter Elias Ortiz for the excellent gift. Master sculptor, "Emeryck", displays his work and creates custom sculpts at La Mole. Elias commissioned him to create portrait busts at the show for some of the special guests. Thanks again to both you gentlemen! (photo at left below)
SPECIAL SHOUT-OUT #2... to Efrain Malo for the portrait sketch. Efrain, a well-known caricaturist, one of the show's special guests, and sitting across the aisle from me,.. created this sketch while I was sketching across from him. Thanks again Efrain and glad to meet you at La Mole! (photo at right below)