Posted by nancy on October 18th, 2010 at 3:29 pm
From the minute we got within steps of Javits, we knew we had landed on a new planet. With 100,000+ fervent comic fans, Comic-Con has placed itself as one of the leading players in the convention world.
So channel your inner geek…and enjoy the side-splitting, attention-grabbing booths and cast of characters (literally) we encountered at Comic-Con New York.
From fans (hundreds of thousands of them) who showed up in costume to do what fans do best (promote their passion)...to entertain...
Posted by nancy on October 18th, 2010 at 3:22 pm
We love seeing CEOs, and in this case self-proclaimed comic book writers/artists, dedicating their time to adoring fans and selling their work. These trade show rock stars/divas man their booths for many hours and play an active role in representing their companies to prospective clients and of course, those crazed fans out there. Archie Comics have sold 1.5 billion copies worldwide in many different languages, it is no wonder Dan Parent, the artist of the Archie Comics, is our rock star. He beg...
Posted by nancy on October 18th, 2010 at 3:16 pm
The newest, not necessarily the coolest trends buzzing in the comic world
Women superheroes. As much as it sounds great, it’s not. We have seen our fair share of sex appeal rather than heroism.
Girls Go Glam Rock: Bandai's K-ON, a four-girl band based on a comic series about a four Japanese high school girls who join their school’s light music club to save the abolition of music. They definitely rocked the floor!
High priced comic books: There were numerous comic boo...
Posted by nancy on October 18th, 2010 at 2:59 pm
Head- Turners: these are our eye-catching, money-making, irresistible booths AND costumes…
Intel Extreme Masters turned heads with their race car games, video game championships, and even Guitar Hero!
Marvel made a splash at Comic Con with crazed fans lining up to meet their favorite superheroes. Anyone who’s ever worked at Marvel, at least almost everyone, showed up for a signing. Just on the first day alone, there were 22 famed actors awaiting signatures.
The Red Demon was a defi...
Posted by nancy on October 18th, 2010 at 2:33 pm
We dedicate this section to the creative masterminds who went above and beyond the traditional comic book. These are the booths that made us stop in our tracks and take notice.
The Art of Brick was a site to see. A large-scale sculpture was built just using toy building blocks. Bricks are definitely the new clay.
Origami Comics: Ken Wong of Comics Art Rash immediately stopped us in our tracks with his cool and trendy way to package comics. Comic book, can you tell us our fort...
Posted by nancy on October 18th, 2010 at 2:12 pm
Since Comic-Con is considered the cirque-du-freaque of shows, we had to sift through what was "normal" and what was well..plain inappropriate.
The winners are..
Desparate Salesmen. (No, I don't want to buy your porn comic, no matter what you drop the price to.)
Eating at the booth (This is not a food show... and Javits has a food court for a reason!)
Booths with no one in them.
Dressing like a super-hero when you haven't been to the gym in five years. Spandex is unforgiving, d...