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…
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 cosplayingBuff 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).
Another cool thing about Comic-Con is that it unites old friends and new friends, all in the name of good original Goldenbook art!
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.
Vamos! Proceed to the People of Comic-Con!
Read all about Comic-Con 2012 in one convenient digest here.