Last weekend I attended ICON7, the illustration conference that took place in Providence, Rhode Island. There is so much information to process that I still feel difficulty in putting everything into words. I felt very inspired by the stories told, specially the case of Idiot´s Books (check them out, they were gracious and funny, informative and inspiring). And Matt Groening and Lynda Barry´s talk was probably one of the best hours of live entertainment I have had in a very long time.
In just a few days, I met so many of the voices I have heard in podcasts like “Escape from illustration Island” and “Your dreams my nightmares”, by Thomas James and Sam Weber, respectively. I put faces on names, met new people and – most important – never had to explain what my job is (What? You draw pictures for a living?).
Now, I´m ready to get back to work!