Matt Lorentz Reports on AfterCon 2010

January 16, 2011

Aftercon 2010 co-producer Matt Lorentz addresses attendees. (Photo by Jason Reyes)

Aftercon 2010 co-producer Matt Lorentz addresses attendees. (Photo by Jason Reyes)

The first ever AfterCon Artshow took place on July 22nd , 23rd , and 24th 2010 at Suture Gallery in San Diego generating $1,810.00 for the Shel Dorf New Talent Encouragement Fund. Shel’s brother Michael Dorf and Comic-Con Co-Founders Mike Towry and Richard Alf were on hand as were The Shel Dorf Entourage and Fan Club Members George Clayton Johnson, Greg Koudoulian, William Clausen, and Clayton Moore. Each of them got on the microphone throughout the event to share stories of Shel Dorf and the Comic-Con’s early days with the crowd. Also in attendance were Shel’s longtime friends RC Harvey, Reed Norris, and Phil Yeh.

The show featured comic-related artworks by Ray Bradbury, Phil Yeh, Jeff Ranjo, Stephen Silver, Brad Constantine, Senti, Phil Ortiz, Rick Geary, Stephan Fishwick, Tony Gleeson , Rod Mojica, Ed Roeder, Wardell Brown, Wattana Khommarath, Mark Richmond, James Garrovillas, Jon J Murakami, Dave Thorne, Robert Watts, Sulan Dussault, Ted Washington, Rusty Sherrill, BigToe, David Lozeau, James McLeod, Stacy Pierce, Jim Whiting, John Roach, Rory Murray, Dean LeCrone, Javier Hernandez, Michael Aushenker, Robert Watts, Matt Zitman, Bee Huff, Tomo, Yuko, Jert, Mr. H, Jeremy Stock, Nate Kap, Manny Hernandez, Brian Morante, Andy Urzua, Fred Falk, Mike Peters, Tou Vue, Aiden Terry, Jared Lipscomb, Dave and Doreen Dotson, Linda Harlan White, Andy Mitchell, JR Johnson, Richie Griswold, Justin Orr, Lauren Trottier, Jason T Reyes, Chris Buckel, Don Flaws, Ari Wells, Jordan Miller, Amber Bluevelvet, Nancy Marie, Jon Esparza, Claire Altenau, Joanne Stephens, Bort Q. Rockefeller, Nick Lorentz, and Matt Lorentz.

Big thanks to AfterCon hosts Drew Rowedda, John Warner, and Tamara Bruster of Suture Gallery; Devin Ryan and Paul Tralka at Primo Beer; Mike McGill and JD Hutchings at McGill’s Skateshop; Cheryl Cabyabab and everyone at San Diego 6 News; The City Beat; The LA Times; AfterCon greeters Christine Roberts, Krista DeWolf, Steven Von Der Ahe, and Christa Lorentz; AfterCon photographers John Warner, Jason T. Reyes, Reed Norris, and Robert Sias; and everyone who attended the show and supported the cause! See you next year! Stay tooned!

AfterCon 2010 was co-produced by Matt Lorentz and Mark Richmond. The art show was held in honor of Shel Dorf and to benefit the Shel Dorf New Talent Encouragement Fund. Matt says they’re working on some great new stuff for 2011.

AfterCon 2010 Photo Gallery by John Warner. (Click on a thumbnail image to view the full-size image. Click on the full-size image to close it.)

AfterCon 2010 Photo Gallery by Robert Sias. (Click on a thumbnail image to view the full-size image. Click on the full-size image to close it.)

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GREG KOUDOULIAN January 17, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Thanks Matt it was a great artshow and to all that where involved. You, Mark Richmond, Mike Towry, Drew, Richard Alf, Tamara, Phil, Michael Dorf and all others. So many prolific artists in honor of Mr. Shel Dorf, no surprize in that regard. The Club is always there for you Matt and anyone who wishes to fulfil Shel’s legacy. Thanks again your the best.

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