This signing was an all-day affair, which allowed more time to visit with the attendees and also to schedule breaks for the artist. Other signings at venues like convention booths and after a public lecture or panel are more intense affairs. The SNB location in Torrance is just off the freeway between LAX and Long Beach airports ... but it's not a central hub near schools or studios. That's a downside of our site --- but there are benefits too, like the coastal climate and South Bay dining and amenities. The more relaxed pace of a small store signing, with the calmer schedule and the crowd at dispersed throughout the day, was a contrast to the typical signing where folks get funneled through during a tight time slot.
During her short stay in California, Wendling has been able to appear at a varietyof events, meet many fans, and experience different types of signings to compare with her appearances in Europe.
POST UPDATED MAY 28
More art and news directly from Claire Wendling via her Facebook page
For links above on Facebook and Tumblr, items there are posted by Claire herself!
Here are links for more tributes to Claire Wendling from various blogs on the web. Interesting to read about her art from viewpoint of other artists:
Oct 13, 2007 post on LINES and COLORS blog
Oct 27, 2010 on CHARACTER AND CREATURE DESIGN NOTES
May 23, 2014 on BLOG OF ZE.. this post has brief summary of Wendling interview w/ Bobby Chiu, along with a link to the interview