Archive for October, 2009

Baltimore Comic-Con Recap

10/20/2009

The Baltimore Comic-Con for 2009 was great.  It was their 10th anniversary, and our 2nd time attending this great convention.  We met fans of Starship Farragut at the convention, and made a few new ones.  Our 1st animated episode was a hit.  Many people stopped at the table to take a look at ‘Power Source’ – thinking initially that it was the original animated series of Star Trek!  We were happy to give them a DVD of it, as well as other films from our live action series.

Michael Day & Mark Hildebrand at Baltimore Comic-Con

Michael Day & Mark Hildebrand at Baltimore Comic-Con

One of our objectives at the convention was to search for a comic book artist to create a comic book for us.  We met some really talented artists at the CON, including Terry Huddleston, Robert Ames, Kirk Kugel, Dan Fogel, Joe Pekar, Jerry Bennett, and Jim Sullivan.  A few of these artists are interested in doing a comic book adaptation using one of our scripts or doing some other artwork for us (like a storyboard for upcoming episodes).  So far, Jerry Bennett appears to be the guy onboard and currently drawing likenesses of the main three characters and a faux comic book cover.  More details to follow on the upcoming STARSHIP FARRAGUT comic book, as well as an update to Kail Tescar‘s FILMATION version comic book. 

0730_001We also met up with Steve Conley, who was one of the illustrators on STAR TREK YEAR FOUR comic book series.   When we attended in 2007, Steve drew likenesses of CAPT Carter and CDR Tacket.  This time when we met up, we asked him to do a likeness of Engineer Smithfield and one of all three together – see below.  

"Three Amigos" by Steve Conley

"Three Amigos" by Steve Conley

I also got a chance to catch up with David Miller, another talented artist who developed Starship Farragut’s first storyboards, which were used on our SERIES TRAILER – which was first introduced to folks in early 2006.   David is also interested in helping us with a comic book adaptation. 

In all, it was great to get expose a different set of folks to our animated episode, as well as our live action series and to recruit for a comic book artist.  I am looking forward to our next Baltimore Comic-Con experience next year.