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FanExpo 2011 wrap-up!

For me, FanExpo is a lot like that old X-Men cover blurb: “Welcome! Hope you survive the experience!” It’s the biggest convention of its kind in Canada, and this year it expanded to four days of geeky glory, from August 25-28. But when you work as a volunteer or an exhibitor, days on the floor can get hectic. So when I found out I’d be helping to man the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop booth (along with “Intrepid” Eden Bachelder) I knew I better pack my snacks and some Gatorade.

From L to R: Sam Ruano, Gibson Quarter, Christopher Yao, Rachael Wells, Kathleen Gallagher. Note the Scarecrow in the front row.

But wow, what a great time! I met a lot of great people at the TCW booth, chatting about both the school and Holmes Inc. The panels and workshops were fantastic and, as always, the costumes were spectacular. The Holmes Inc. gang had a fantastic time with Ty at the “Make Your Own Darn Comic” workshop on Thursday night. For many of us, it was our first time speaking as a guest rather than just a spectator. Thank you to everyone who showed up for the panel, especially the Scarecrow.

Our artists kept busy at the TCW booth sketching their favourite Holmes family members. Here’s a  cool Trey sketch by Christopher Yao.

We’ll post more convention sketches over the next few days. In the meantime, for another view on the FanExpo experience, see what Holmes Inc. writer Aaron Feldman had to say.

Remember, you can download Holmes Inc. at these purveyors of fine online comics.

Or email us at info@torontocartoonistsworkshop.com to order a physical copy.

Finally, if you picked up a copy of the comic, we’d love to know what you thought of it. Please share your thoughts in the comments below. Thank you for your support!

– KG

"It's a wrap!"