One of the first people I met when I first attended the Pittsburgh Comicon way back in 2004 was Phil Juliano. Phil is a great guy and has collaborated a lot with fellow Indie creator, Al Dorantes. Together the two have done a number of projects including Six Pack, Dog Days and Retribution. Then Phil moved south and wasn't at the Pittsburgh Con for a few years. He concentrated on
his comic strip, Best In Show, which focused a smart-mouthed dog and his owner. (It's a great strip and it was recently picked up by one of the larger papers in Phil's
area.) Luckily, this year, Phil emerged from the woods where he was hiding and came back to Pittsburgh! It was great seeing him again and I hope he returns next year too. But I could let him get away without drawing something in my sketchbook. Way back when we first met, Phil drew all of the second generation SENTINELS (see below) so I asked him to pick one of the 3rd Gen to draw this time. I love his sketch of Psyched!! Awesome, right? Check out Phil's funny comic strip at http://www.ineedcoffee.com/by/phil_juliano/ .