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Re: [pittscomicon] Re: who going to the Steel City Con. and/or Tekkoshocon

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  • Jim Balent Studios
    LOL when I was 11 I tok life drawing at the Art Student s League of NYC...I turned out okay :-P But everyone has their own path ;-)
    Message 1 of 27 , Mar 25, 2008
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      LOL
      when I was 11 I tok life drawing at the Art Student's League
      of NYC...I turned out okay :-P
      But everyone has their own path ;-)

      Andrew Harmon wrote:

      "The other thing that I don't know that anyone else has posted about

      is that I really appreciate the fact that I have 2 children and feel
      so comfortable that they can roam all around the show without me, and
      be safe and have a ton of fun!"


      While I'm certainly not knocking the Con by any means, I sometimes feel a bit uncomfortable walking past certain (usually fantasy/pinup) artists with my kids where they can see the near next-to-nothing artwork (sometimes nudes with yellow pasties over the areas). Admittedly, *I* like seeing the work, but when kids are in tow (ages 11 and 6) and want to see the entire floor, it can be a bit uncomfortable. And as much as I would like to let my kids go see what they like without me, I'm not that free-spirited.

      But we make due as we can.

      Andrew (hoping to go this year)


    • Jim Balent Studios
      ack took multi tasking :-[
      Message 2 of 27 , Mar 25, 2008
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        ack 'took'
        multi tasking :-[

        Andrew Harmon wrote:

        "The other thing that I don't know that anyone else has posted about

        is that I really appreciate the fact that I have 2 children and feel
        so comfortable that they can roam all around the show without me, and
        be safe and have a ton of fun!"


        While I'm certainly not knocking the Con by any means, I sometimes feel a bit uncomfortable walking past certain (usually fantasy/pinup) artists with my kids where they can see the near next-to-nothing artwork (sometimes nudes with yellow pasties over the areas). Admittedly, *I* like seeing the work, but when kids are in tow (ages 11 and 6) and want to see the entire floor, it can be a bit uncomfortable. And as much as I would like to let my kids go see what they like without me, I'm not that free-spirited.

        But we make due as we can.

        Andrew (hoping to go this year)


      • Andrew Harmon
        hehehe To be fair, the models I did anatomy drawings from at Pittsburgh looked nothing like what I see at the Con ;) In additiona, my son blushes every time he
        Message 3 of 27 , Mar 25, 2008
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          hehehe

          To be fair, the models I did anatomy drawings from at Pittsburgh looked nothing like what I see at the Con ;)

          In additiona, my son blushes every time he asks for a chicken "breast" LOL



          On Tue Mar 25 14:31 , Jim Balent Studios sent:

          LOL
          when I was 11 I tok life drawing at the Art Student's League
          of NYC...I turned out okay :-P
          But everyone has their own path ;-)

          Andrew Harmon wrote:

          "The other thing that I don't know that anyone else has posted about

          is that I really appreciate the fact that I have 2 children and feel
          so comfortable that they can roam all around the show without me, and
          be safe and have a ton of fun!"


          While I'm certainly not knocking the Con by any means, I sometimes feel a bit uncomfortable walking past certain (usually fantasy/pinup) artists with my kids where they can see the near next-to-nothing artwork (sometimes nudes with yellow pasties over the areas). Admittedly, *I* like seeing the work, but when kids are in tow (ages 11 and 6) and want to see the entire floor, it can be a bit uncomfortable. And as much as I would like to let my kids go see what they like without me, I'm not that free-spirited.

          But we make due as we can.

          Andrew (hoping to go this year)



        • Jim Balent Studios
          LOL! I taught pre-K I know the spectrum of kid reactions! 5-6yrs is the best! ... PS the Models at Parsons school of design were all gorgeous/ male & female if
          Message 4 of 27 , Mar 25, 2008
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            LOL!
            I taught pre-K
            I know the spectrum of kid reactions!
            5-6yrs is the best!
            : D
            PS
            the Models at Parsons school of design were all
            gorgeous/ male & female
            if you do visit ask me about when I had my first 'male' model
            in an 'grown up's' painting class
            ,when I was 13...I nearly fainted!
            its funny!
            heehee


            Andrew Harmon wrote:

            hehehe

            To be fair, the models I did anatomy drawings from at Pittsburgh looked nothing like what I see at the Con ;)

            In additiona, my son blushes every time he asks for a chicken "breast" LOL



            On Tue Mar 25 14:31 , Jim Balent Studios sent:

            LOL
            when I was 11 I tok life drawing at the Art Student's League
            of NYC...I turned out okay :-P
            But everyone has their own path ;-)

            Andrew Harmon wrote:

            "The other thing that I don't know that anyone else has posted about

            is that I really appreciate the fact that I have 2 children and feel
            so comfortable that they can roam all around the show without me, and
            be safe and have a ton of fun!"


            While I'm certainly not knocking the Con by any means, I sometimes feel a bit uncomfortable walking past certain (usually fantasy/pinup) artists with my kids where they can see the near next-to-nothing artwork (sometimes nudes with yellow pasties over the areas). Admittedly, *I* like seeing the work, but when kids are in tow (ages 11 and 6) and want to see the entire floor, it can be a bit uncomfortable. And as much as I would like to let my kids go see what they like without me, I'm not that free-spirited.

            But we make due as we can.

            Andrew (hoping to go this year)




          • Joe Patrick
            While I m certainly not knocking the Con by any means, I sometimes feel a bit uncomfortable walking past certain (usually fantasy/pinup) artists with my kids
            Message 5 of 27 , Mar 25, 2008
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              "While I'm certainly not knocking the Con by any means, I sometimes feel a bit uncomfortable walking past certain (usually fantasy/pinup) artists with my kids where they can see the near next-to-nothing artwork"


              That is something thats completely understandable based on the age of the children.  I have a 16 year old son and I can only imagine what thoughts go through his mind when he sees some of the artists there.  I go mainly for the pin-up style art, but I can understand how some people might be a little leery if they have pre-teen kids that they're bringing.

               I live maybe 5 minutes from the Expo mart and I buy two of the 3 day passes.  I go all three days and alternately I take my wife, my son and my future son-in-law.  This is the only show that I go to because I enjoy the overall vibe.  If the stuff on the main floor is starting to get to you, there's always the movies being screened or presentations going on, or the CBDL quick sketch and the after hours entertainment in the evening is a blast as well.  Last year my wife and I drove back up for the Casino Night and we can honestly say that we havent had that much fun in a long time and it went for a great cause.  It's the people that you meet that make it more then just browsing for a missing comic here or there. 

              I don't post much here, but I have been reading all of the posts intently since the verdict came down in the George case.  I dont know Mike at all, but its hard to believe that someone who does so much for Make-A-Wish and for many of the fledgling artists out there could be guilty of what he's accused of.  It just doesnt fit with the overall feeling of what we established.

              I know this is kind of responding to a few of the different threads on here in one topic, but from one of the lurkers out here, we'll be there all 3 days and look forward to seeing old friends again, especially Jason at the poker table come Friday night.

              Andrew Harmon <aharmon@...> wrote:
              "The other thing that I don't know that anyone else has posted about
              is that I really appreciate the fact that I have 2 children and feel
              so comfortable that they can roam all around the show without me, and
              be safe and have a ton of fun!"

              While I'm certainly not knocking the Con by any means, I sometimes feel a bit uncomfortable walking past certain (usually fantasy/pinup) artists with my kids where they can see the near next-to-nothing artwork (sometimes nudes with yellow pasties over the areas). Admittedly, *I* like seeing the work, but when kids are in tow (ages 11 and 6) and want to see the entire floor, it can be a bit uncomfortable. And as much as I would like to let my kids go see what they like without me, I'm not that free-spirited.
              But we make due as we can.
              Andrew (hoping to go this year)





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