San Diego Comic-Con International 2009 -- Panel: Golden and Silver Age of Comics:
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Description of Pictures: Golden and Silver Age of Comics -- A Comic-Con tradition: the yearly gathering and discussion of the clan of some of the finest comic book creators ever to put pen or typewriter to paper! This year's panel -- moderated by Mark Evanier -- includes Comic-Con special guests Murphy Anderson (Hawkman), Gene Colan (Tomb of Dracula), Ramona Fradon (Aquaman), Russ Heath (The Haunted Tank), Jack Katz (The First Kingdom), Jerry Robinson (Batman), and Leonard Starr (Mary Perkins On Stage). Both Katz and Starr, known best for their underground comix and comic strip work, respectively, also worked in comics in the Golden and Silver Ages. The stories these people can tell are the stuff of legend... be a part of the yearly magic of this panel.
Left to right: Mark Evanier, Leonard Starr, Jack Katz, Murphy Anderson, Ramona Fradon, Gene Colan, Jerry Robinson, and Russ Heath.
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Specific picture descriptions: Photos above with "i" icons next to the bracketed sequence numbers (e.g. " ") are described as follows:
SDCCP5_090723_01.JPG: Left to right: Mark Evanier, Leonard Starr, Jack Katz, Murphy Anderson, Ramona Fradon, Gene Colan, Jerry Robinson, and Russ Heath.
SDCCP5_090723_07.JPG: Leonard Starr
SDCCP5_090723_11.JPG: Jerry Robinson
SDCCP5_090723_16.JPG: Murphy Anderson
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2009 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used the Fuji S100fs. I've also got a Nikon D90 and a newer Fuji -- the S200EHX -- both of which are nice but I still prefer the flexibility of the Fuji.
Trips this year:
Niagara Falls, NY,
New York City,
Civil War Trust conferences in Gettysburg, PA and Springfield, IL, and
my 4th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Los Angeles, Yosemite, Death Valley, Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, etc).
Ego strokes: I had a picture of a Lincoln-Obama cupcake sculpture published in Civil War Times and WUSA-9, the local CBS affiliate, ran a quick piece on me. A picture that I took at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium appeared in the National Archives' "Prologue" magazine. I became a volunteer with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Number of photos taken this year: 417,000.