Scenes from 2005's
SAN DIEGO, CA
The National Cartoonists Society is becoming ever more of a fixture at the country's largest comics convention, with 2005's addition of a new NCS booth serving as a headquarters for members attending the Con. Here are some photos from last year's event.
DATES FOR COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2006 ARE JULY 19-23.
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From inside the hall of the San Diego Convention Center, you can see the long lines of fans waiting to get in to register for the convention weekend.
And, once inside, don't think you're done standing in line. This is the upper floor, called the Sails Pavilion, where comic book and media stars hold autograph sessions..
And, outside, the fans just keep on coming.
New to the 2005 convention was the National Cartoonists Society booth. In previous years, the NCS held court at sort of a makeshift setup.
NCS President Rick Stromoski signs his work for fans.
Mutts' Patrick McDonnell puts in a shift at the booth.
The sign says it all.
Now you know it's a comic book convention. The Batman Begins movie was very much a hot topic at the time of the 2005 Con.
That's one big Pikachu.
Comic book superstar Neal Adams has been operating a booth for the past several years.
Ron Randall is a fine comic book artist and member of Portland, Oregon's renowned Mercury Studios.
Thom Zahler is a first-rate caricature artist. He's an Ohio boy, too.
Bongo Comics, as you can see, is the comic book arm of Matt Groening's The Simpsons operation.