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This year’s trek to Toronto was 4 days of fun which involved lots of food eating. And lots of comics. And then more eating…
Apparently coming for more days does not make for a more leisurely trip… it means more stuff gets packed in
For example, this frozen yogurt “bar” where you can pick whatever flavours you want and combine them into your huge bowl!
There was also much assembling of mini-comics over wine:
And partying with various fellow geeks!
TCAF itself was lots of fun. Saturday was pretty intense. Waves of people came. Mostly for one particular person at our table. But we each had our little moments of awesome.
Plus, this giant pencil got us a lot of attention!
At the end of Saturday I only had 3 OTE books left. Yay!
And on Sunday I completely sold out of On The Edge books! Even my children’s book sold – only one left by the end of the day!
A big BIG thank you to everyone that came by! From the guy that spent his last American 5 dollar bill on me (whoa!) to the silent dude who made a beeline straight for my book and bought it with nothing but a shy smile (that’s right I remember you, cause I was like that once.) It’s little moments like that that make the day totally worth it.
And – did I mention sushi? No? Well here’s a random picture of sushi:
I’ve always been somewhat inspired by advertising. I’ve done a bit of marketing work in my day (in games), but I’ve always had a weird side obsession with ads and how they affect people ever since taking one of those “new media” courses in high school. I love Mad Men, not only because it’s just an awesome show but because it shows the graphic designers in their element. I still remember the very first episode of Six Feet Under, there was an ad for embalming fluid which for some reason I thought was hilarious at the time (NSFW?).
The best ads though, are those vintage ads from eras gone by that advertise things we would never imagine advertising today.
There’s a nice line up of good ones here, but I thought I’d share with you some of my favourites. Enjoy!