THE WONDER OF IT ALL PART TWO
So here are a few other photos I took during the show and just after it, including one of Michael Chabon, Pete Bickford and his son and daughter, Golden Gate Bridge during and after heavy rain with Baz and Andy C, looking out to Alcatraz, Baz and Andy in the train station on Market, all of us at teardown at Wonder Con with our cardboard table sign and Andy C and Susie at the table. The weather started off as torrential rain at Golden Gate but the sun came out so just look at the difference in light…








LA CONFIDENTIAL PART FOUR
To round off my LA week, Thursday was a pretty packed day for me. Because Andy G felt better, we went to Hollywood to a Thai/ Sushi place near Sunset-Gower Studios to meet a number of people for lunch: Guy Dyas, a production designer who I have interviewed a few times but never met, his wife/ partner Dominique, storyboard artist Trevor Goring and yet another ex-pat Mark Berry, a photographer from Bristol who lives in LA. Also there was Colin Grant, a concept artist and another ex-pat but he left soon after myself and Andy G got there so I didn’t get the chance to chat to him. Dyas has worked on lots of big movies (Superman Returns, Indiana Jones, X-Men 2) and Goring has also become a mainstay of Hollywood for around two decades now, so it was a very interesting and entertaining lunch. We discussed lots of stuff that I won’t be sharing about film, which was pretty enjoyable, but I will say that Trevor has a huge book of Storyboards out from Hermes Press next Autumn. This book includes storyboards from The Birds, Aliens and tens of other films and looks like an amazing book. We’ll be doing something on it for next year’s Annual.
Once we finished lunch, after taking photos at the Arby’s restaurant sign (apparently an LA landmark), Andy drove me all the way to Duarte, where he lives with his wife Susie and her mum. I had never been out that far so that was pretty cool and I took a few photos out there. When he told me there were black widows where he lived, that freaked me out a little bit. But Duarte is at the base of some foothills, so there was some dramatic scenery and it’s always a pleasure to catch up with Susie. So after doing some planning for TRIPWIRE and other projects, Andy drove me back to Sherman Oaks, where Andy Suriano, our neighbour at San Diego Comic Con, and his wife Carlyn, came by for dinner. We ate at an Italian restaurant in Sherman Oaks which was very nice.
So now I’ve bored you with my week in LA, normal service is resumed. Here are photos by Arbys including one of me showing off my double chin, photos of Andy G, his wife Susie, roses in their back garden and the foothills. I left just before the fires got bad and I am hoping that Sherman Oaks continues to be unaffected…