Keeping the dream alive…
At the end of the four days, the lasting memories of Comic-Con aren’t about the comics and the toys. The memories are about the people: the artists, the fans, the writers, the kids, the kidults, the creative types who dress up in costumes, the dedicated folks who go to the panels and the die-hards who sleep outside overnight on the sidewalks for a glimpse at a TV vampire or some special swag…
Buff Monster cosplayer
Comic-Con is crowded and sweaty and difficult to navigate. But if you give up getting to that signing and let the herd move you instead, you can hold your camera up and catch gems. For instance, I’m sure the pink-haired fellow above is dressed like a character I don’t happen to know, but I prefer to imagine that he’s cosplaying Buff Monster.
(the real) Buff Monster
I saw the actual Buff Monster signing cards at DKE, but he didn’t have his liberty spikes (above). At least Super Cooper was wearing a crown (below).
Super Cooper, SpankyStokes and Joanne of Dragatomi
Another cool thing about Comic-Con is that it unites old friends and new friends, all in the name of good original Goldenbook art!
The Sucklord, Sharon Kozik and Jack Sparrow
Click through for 50-some photos of people I ran into at Comic-Con. Some are in costume. Some aren’t. Some, one really can’t tell. Note: This is my “potluck” post of candids and cameos–folks who didn’t otherwise fit into other posts. More complete coverage of artists, companies and toy art from Comic-Con 2012 can be found in this post archive and the forthcoming digest. Or, take a trip back in time and see how much younger and thinner we all looked at Comic-Con 2011 and Comic-Con 2010.
Frank Kozik and his other love: Mao
Vamos! Proceed to the People of Comic-Con!
Jason of Color Ink Book and Simone of Tokidoki
The Crow (likes Uglydolls)
Kaiju Korner Andy
Julie B of Pretty in Plastic, Matt Hisey of Toypinionated and Chris Ryniak
Joe Ledbetter (in fantastic glasses)
Jesse, Angie, Lauren, Chris and Spanky
Steer clear of the bath salts
Jeremy and Chauskoskis: brothers from different mothers
Jason Limon, Jay222, Dril One and Leecifer
Leecifer and Jay222 with a Waycooler Friend
A little KISS
Ferg and Trevor (Van Beater)
Ryan the Wheelbarrow
Doug and Andria of Screaming Sky Gallery with their new little person!
Annathered and JeremySandwichFace
Andy, Velocitron and Luke
One of these kids REALLY wants to be a contestant on Ru Paul’s “Drag U”.
Where’s Waldo Clone Trooper and Adventure Time
Storm Trooper after Costume Weapons Check
Scottish Shadow Trooper
Darth Vader art lover
Dunny bus riders
Read all about Comic-Con 2012 in one convenient digest here.
See you next year!