Batt Has Large Body Of Work Stolen At Long Beach Comic Con – Have You Seen It?
Comic book artist Matt Banning, better known as Batt, had a large body of his work stolen at Long Beach Comic Con this past weekend. He tells Bleeding Cool,
I packed up my booth leaving my banner standing. I packed up the rest of my booth into my large red Samsonite suitcase and locked it. I left it laying underneath my table as many in Artist Alley do and left the Long Beach Comicon on Sat. night around 6:45 pm. I kept my original artwork out and took it home with me as usually do. Thank goodness!
I returned to the show on Sunday at around 12:30 pm and my case was no where to be seen. After talking with my neighbors at the show I would say the case went missing between 6:45 pm Sat. and 10:00 am on Sunday.
The Show did everything they could to help once I notified them of what happened. A Police report has been filed and the Convention Center Security says they are reviewing the video tapes to see if there is anything actionable there.
Here are examples of the sketches and items that were stolen. As he writes on Facebook,
In the rest of this post I'm going to display the prints that were in the case, some of the books and list other items. I don't think that I'll get any of this back but if people could keep their eyes out for these prints at other shows where I'm not present and online at Ebay for example, I'd appreciate it. There are a few retailers online who have some of the prints so if they are already signed they are ok. THERE ARE A FEW RETAILERS ONLINE WHO HAVE SOME PRINTS OF MINE, SO IF THEY ARE ALREADY SIGNED THEY ARE OK. Please don't harass them by accident. The prints in the case are all unsigned.