Saturday was the first day of my three day weekend. I'm not sure why I got a three day weekend, I didn't ask for, but I'll take it. Do I have any big plans for time off? Nope, because that would require forethought and I'm not that ambitious.
That doesn't mean I didn't do anything today. Last time I was Phoenix Comics I saw a flyer for a collector show at the Sunnyside/Hillhurst Community Centre. I've been to a couple of these before, that's where I scored my Public Domain DVD. I saw two separate flyers for the same date, one was for Japanese anime and manga and the other flyer was for comics, collectibles and sports cards.
Of course I went because it was better than sitting around the house all day. The main entrance area was where all the manga and anime was and while I looked around a little bit I didn't get anything. Then I went into the main hall area which I think might be a gym, I've never actually paid that much attention to it. It was pretty full with lots of comics, toys and even the movie dude from the Sunday flea market was there.
I didn't even bother to look at the comics because I'm too lazy to flip through a bunch of boxes, also it was pretty busy in there, so I couldn't really get a spot if I wanted. I didn't go home empty handed though. At one table I bought an old 7-11 Marvel Howard the Duck glass cup from 1977 as well as a couple Star Wars magnets.
The same guy was selling magnets, key chains and light switch covers which you could mix and match for 2 for $5. You can never have too many magnets right?
After that I bought three prints from local artist Gerald Garcia. He used to work at Comic-Kazi and was the guy who first signed me up for a file there. I always thought he owned/ran the store because he was always there when I was there. Turns out I was wrong...it happens occasionally.
Take off you zombie hoser!
I couldn't not get this zombie Bob and Doug picture. You need to turn in you citizenship if you don't find this cool. I also got a Tony Stark picture, but I won't even bother showing it because the Bob and Doug pic trumps them all, so it would be a waste of time.
Now I'm going to take off, eh.