Saturday, February 5, 2011

Masculinity and Comic Con


I  remember when this was supposed to be what a nerd looked like.  This is what Comic Con was supposed to be full of.  




But that's not what I found there.  Oh no.  I realized that any hope I had of clinging to my scraps of self-esteem was delusional.  Never has my masculinity been more threatened than it was at Comic Con. It went something like this:





















 So then I'd be like...




and they'd be like... 






Man it sucked.  They took time to point out specific things I needed to work on, were full of encouragement, were generous with their time, and they were all unreasonably talented.  I'm very much none of those things.  I assumed that after Comic Con I'd want to go home and really hit the drawing board full of inspiration, but really all I wanted to do afterward was go home and work out.

17 comments:

Miura Bull said...

Nice, man, I like this a lot. :)

MB.

Shaun Patterson said...

hilarious post :)

Juan Bauty said...

I understand you!
great blog.

Ben Greene said...

hahaha, this is amazing! We must speak on this more! I want details :P

Jerald Lewis II said...

HAHAHHAHAHA...true yeah I need to hit the steel again too dude if I want to get a job anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha! That's hilarious!

Peach said...

HAHAHAHA. I wish I was at that comic con! The last convention I went to in Seattle was nothing but an ocean of large, sweaty men that I had to slide between. Now THAT is inspirational.

Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Lol..very funny:)

Danny Araya said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

Octavio - I thought you'd get a laugh out of it

Meg Park said...

Haha! Man, if the guys look like this then I need to go to comic-con ;)

FDWoodward said...

I believe everything you just said. I thought they were scrawny dorks like us...

Dayne Henry Jr said...

HAHA!!! That's pretty awesome man, had me rollin!

Dominique Gagnon said...

Man you tell the story perfectly. I totally feel for you.

Brian Wimberly said...

ha ha,your lack of self-esteem is truly puzzling, you do amazing work guy. glad to know that there are still great art coming out of the metro/dc area.

Andrew Murray said...

thats amazing, i love it.

-A

Christie said...

HAHA Wow this is brilliant! Laughed so hard

N.Hall said...

lmao so good ;D