Claude; 8"X3", by Phillip Dutcher

Dodeca-Con had it’s debut last weekend in Columbia, MO, and thanks to Randy Taylor and crew, it was a rousing success!  It was my first convention as an exhibitor and it was somewhat fitting that it took place in Columbia, the town of my childhood, the town where I first became aware that there were stores entirely devoted to comic books (Rock Bottom Books n’ Comics).

When I wasn’t busy harrassing passers by with Camden Bottoms freebies, I was chatting with other exhibitors such as Jai Nitz, comics writer extraordinaire (Heaven’s Devils, and his own Paper Museum) and Dirk Burhans creator of Epiffany Jones   a brand new -gasp- daily (see the link to the right).  I also met a talented sculptor named Phillip Dutcher from around the Lake of the Ozarks -I think-.  Phill approached me late Saturday for a sketch of Claude which I did as best I could considering all I had with me were soulless, crappy Microns.  Sunday morning Phill walks up to me with a bust of Claude he threw together from the sketch.  Needless to say, that made my weekend and maybe my Summer!  If anyone is in need of a good sculptor, contact me and I can forward Phill’s email address to you.

Next stop: Spectrum Fantastic Art Live in Kansas City MO, May 18-20, see you there!