Why Geeks are the Real Superheroes at Comic Con
The Cartoonist Studio Editorial Cartoon Contest continues and I made it to week SIX! Thanks to all for voting. Click the image above or here to go to the voting. You should do a search of “Bearman” and my cartoon will come up front and center and then vote. Some people were clicking the link and then accidentally voting on the first thing that popped up. Unfortunately no way to direct link to my cartoon. Again, as long as I stay in the contest, there will be two editorial cartoons a week to vote on – Mondays and Thursdays. Oh and you can vote multiple times in each round if you want (resets every six hours) until EOD Tuesday.
So today’s editorial cartoon is inspired by Comic Con that took place this past weekend in San Diego. Considered the granddaddy of comic conventions in the U.S. it attracts thousands of people. Many of them people (men and women) who like to dress up like their favorite superhero or super villain. Two things I notice about this practice.
1. Normally geeky shy people become the biggest extrovert when they put on the outfit. Suddenly the power of the person they are representing flexes through their veins and the take on their persona.
2. No matter how awful the costume is, people want their picture with or be near this group (though I know many who purposefully steer clear as well.
So jocks need not apply at a comic convention. The women aren’t going to give you a second look.
I am what you might call situationally shy. When I was single, I could never approach a woman in a bar but if she came up to me I had no problem conversing. What about you? Anyone an extrovert in some situations and an introvert in others?
Check out this great fan balloon art of ME!! This was provided by Google Plusser Chryle Elieff. She wanted to thank me for the *MUGGING* (ie. Caricature) I did for her.