for those of you that are friends with walter or louise simonson on facebook, you may have already seen and heard that the infamous sinnott 17 gathered the other day to chat and eat and mostly to celebrate the 85 birthdays this month of both joltin' joe sinnot and the wonderful ramona fradon!
as usual, the meeting was called by our leader, terry austin, and held at our secret diner headquarters--then back to terry's for cake and ice cream and lots and lots of stories! ( it's days like this that make me go home and thank God for the lucky, lucky life i've led...)
several of our usuals weren't able to make it; fred and lynne hembeck, herbe trimpe and my pal jim starlin were sadly absent--but we were joined on this special occasion by legendary inker, tom palmer, and the incomparable john byrne!
i need to sit down and have a talk with my camera because, though i took quite a few pictures, not too many of them came out (blurry or dark). i thought that this digital camera was s'posed to be idiot-proof--but i guess i the idiot to prove that wrong...
anyway, here's one walter took (so, sadly, he's not in it) with louise's camera that came out pretty good!
mark sinnott, dan green, tom palmer, joe staton, hilarie staton, ramona fradon, me, weezie simonson, ron marz, joe sinnott, john byrne, terry austin
mostly, i got a few good pictures of a few great couples...
here are weezie and walter simonson with inking legend dan green...
hilarie and joe staton with inking legend, joe sinnott...
...and easily the greatest art team in comics, terry and john~!
it was a wonderful day to celebrate two wonderful people and, though i might have to check this with john, i don't think i fanboyed out even once...!
happy birthday, ramona and joe!
now for something a little more halloween-y...
ernie sent me this little youtube freakout so that you now have something else to worry about when you're out camping...
wait...!! what's ON me...?!?!?
some great captions/dialogues for eric's haps halloween cartoon the other day.
thanks to everyone who took the time and added something of their own~!
i gotta go and get some work done--but before i do, i should let you all know that ron marz, joe sinnott, fred hembeck, matthew dow smith, and myself--among many others--will be appearing at the one day only, ALBANY COMIC CON this sunday at the holiday inn on wolf road in albany! if you're in the area, come on by! it's a fun day and a fun way to get your halloween costume on!
see ya there!
and smell ya later!