I like people watching at the convention. These sketches are from a break on the patio. The devoted fans were waiting in line for a one minute visit with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima.
If you're lucky you can usually find a chair under a tree or an umbrella and watch the fan world go by. It's also a good place to run into friends, away from the crowds.
A few yards to my left Knights in shining rubber armor were beating each other senseless in the blistering sun with plastic swords.
Friday, July 11, 2008
In 1962 a neighborhood teenager named Doc tried to climb the local Junior High School and fell to his death from four floors above. I was watching from across the street with my friends as the policemen carted him away. And when I looked down to the sidewalk curb his eye was staring up at me.