Tracy is a twenty-something
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I MEAN REALLY. STOP IT. WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING, STOP IT. AND GO BUY A TICKET TO SEE THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. THE ONLY WAY FOR ME TO EXPLAIN HOW AWESOME IT WAS IS TO TELL YOU THAT I LITERALLY CRIED RIGHT AFTER THE MOVIE ENDED BECAUSE OF HOW AWESOME IT WAS.
IT BLEW ME AWAY MORE THAN THE AVENGERS.
I CAN’T STOP TYPING IN ALL CAPS.
Yesterday, Kiks & I attended a talk by David Finch. The thing about this, though, is it wasn’t really much of a “talk”. It was more of a live demonstration, where David (if I may call him by just his first name) spent the entire time drawing up something really cool.
It was interesting to me when we first heard he was coming to Manila, because I clearly remember buying a signed print of the cover art of Batman #700 or Batman: Time and the Batman two years ago at the San Diego Comic-Con and gave it to Kiks. I remember first seeing the cover on the comic, then seeing it at SDCC, and thinking “MANthat’s awesome.”
What I liked about this session was that it was very casual and fun. While David worked on his piece, the audience was free to just throw some questions at him from their seats and he’d answer. Some of the questions were a little serious like when did he decide he wanted to be a comic book artist, but there were also a lot of more fun questions like who he thought would win between Batman and Iron Man.
David would also occasionally ask the audience questions as well. He asked if anyone wanted to also work in the comics industry (Kiks answered and said he’d want to do cover art!), and one guy said that he’d been practicing but had a hard time drawing hands. David took a break from what he was working on to give a few tips on how to draw hands. (:
The session went on for a bit over an hour, and it was time to go upstairs for the book signing. I had half a mind to just grab the finished illustration and run for it.
Before David was whisked off by some of the Fully Booked staff upstairs for the signing, Kiks managed to get past the droves of people and asked for a photo with David who happily obliged. (:
Our friend Ralph was in attendance as well, and we hung around the function room after everyone left. We decided to cap off the afternoon with obligatory photos with the artwork.
It was a few hours well-spent! It’s always cool being able to see these artists in action. You find out how they go about their work and pick up a few tips here and there. While I’m not really the type to draw for comics, there were some bits from the talk that I feel I could use when illustrating as well, and some bits that confirmed that there were things that I was doing right when I draw. (: I now feel like drawing again!
This afternoon, I went to pick Kiks up at Bonifacio High Street in Taguig. Walking around and browsing through toy stores like we always do on our dates led us to find Batman x Mimobot 4GB USB 2.0 flash drives! Impulse buy, for sure. We humbly accept this Geekiest Couple Award, thank you.
I feel like Batman is now my own little Alfred, having things I need at the ready. LOL.
One minor downside is that it’s a bit wide, so you’ll have to either remove other USB cables to stick this in, or have a separate USB hub handy. But again, a minor setback.
Really cool that the name of the USB is set to Batman, haha! Even cooler is that already in the flash drive are usable icons, wallpapers, and screensavers, for both Mac and Windows!
The Batman flash drives also come in Robin (Tim Drake), Catwoman, The Joker, and we also saw a limited edition Harley Quinn from Arkham City flash drive as well! Besides Batman, there are tons of other designs like Star Wars, Green Lantern, Sanrio, and even TokiDoki!
You can find these at Hobbes and Landes. We got our 4GB Batman flash drives for Php 1,679.75 — pretty steep, but it’s Batman!
Now he can lurk behind my Nightwing and Batgirl figures.