Pol the Intern on NYCC

We appreciated every second of help given by our special NYCC intern, Pol.  He’s also not a bad guy to hang around with.

It turns out that he’s also fairly handy with words, and you’ll certainly want to check out his thoughts on his time at the New York Comic Con, over at his blog.

A taste:

There’s a lot to do, and in a bigger convention like New York or San Diego, it’s impossible to absorb everything. And when you’re covering the convention for a news outlet, the schedule’s even tighter. Me, I’m pretty easy-going when it comes to conventions. I don’t do a while lot of shopping, and I’m really not much of an autograph junky. I am, however, something of a recovering sketch hound. I have a great deal of respect for artists and, for me, conventions are a great place to meet the people illustrating books I enjoy on a weekly or monthly basis. It’s difficult to snag a commission from popular artists because they will often book their entire weekend schedule on Friday morning. This was the case with Dale Eaglesham and Cliff Chiang (though I did get to meet them). When I attended WWPhilly last year, this concept was new to me and I got frustrated very quickly. This year, I went in with reasonable expectations and revised my perspective. At this point, I’m just glad to hear that a talented artist has gained notoriety. It’s a difficult business to be sure, and I love to see people like Cliff get such glowing recognition. And there’s always next year.

Now, go read the rest.

Comments

  1. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Thanks, Josh!  I just added some bullet points at the end of the article because I’d forgotten some of the funny stuff that happened over the course of the weekend.  

  2. Oh, I can hear his head swelling from here…

     

    Seriously though, Pol’s blog is a must read for any of the Ifanbase and if you aren’t checking out his podcast, Fuzzy Typewriter, you’re missing out.  Pol’s work is some of the most entertaining going and strongly gets a thumbs up in the Luthoverse.

  3. There should be a podcast, or Mini, with just Gordon and Pol. Best interns ever!

  4. Nice, you can sign all your posts P$ now kid! I really liked the comparison of a convention to a pilgrimage, which was just an insanely logical reference I haven’t heard before. I know its generalizing, but talk about the faithful…every Wednesday.

  5. Pol, you snagged me for another hit with the updated bullet points.

  6. I mean P Money.

  7. Where do we donate money so he can afford the proper vowels for his name? 🙂

  8. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    I’d rather you donate here:

    http://www.ifanboy.com/donate

     🙂 

  9. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:
  10. Done and done:)

  11. P Money is awesome sauce. And he’s an excellent writer, which fills me with an equal sense of awe and jealousy. I hope to see more of his work in the hallowed halls of iFanboy. 🙂

  12. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Far too generous.  But thanks for the kind words, guys.  Means a lot.  

  13. @Pol – Oh YOU’RE P Money? Aw crap. I thought we were talking about this guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-Money.

    (I kid, I kid.) 😀 

     

  14. P$ for real, son