I've talked a lot in previous posts about the sights of Spain, but the thing that will stay with me the most are all of the amazing people we met. Here I am in Barcelona with Diego Garcia Cruz.
This was a typical lunch in Aviles - sitting at a table with people from all over the world. I had a great time talking with Franco Urru from Italy, Mhairi from Scotland (fiance of comic book artist Gary Erskine), Renee Witterstaetter, currently residing in New York, and Ric Meyers of Connecticut.
We made great friends with a bunch of cool people from Malaga in southern Spain. Alberto said he annoys his wife because he cannot take a serious picture.
Melinda Gebbie and I.
Pedro Rodriguez Ruiz and Mamen Reolid. Mamen and I were fast friends and spent the entire week hanging around Aviles.
Juan, Mamen and Pedro.
Willie on the left and Alberto, once again, unable to take a serious picture!
Comic book artist, Tony Harris. We had a great time with Tony and after hearing all about his wonderful wife, Stacy, I wish she could have been there with us.
Mamen, of course!
Me, Jorge and Jason.
Bruno and Jorge.
Jason and comic book artist John McCrea.
Here are Melinda, Renee, Mamen and I after winning awards. Mamen's award was for best fan (or "freaky" as they are called), mine was for best spouse/significant other!!
Guera's wife, Slavitsa, and daughters Maria and Milena.
Lola and Juan.
El Diablo and Mrs. Diablo.
German and Diego.
Me in the park in Aviles. An unforgettable trip to say the least.