One of our favourite things about attending comic conventions is the chance to be surrounded by artistic and creative people. We spent an inordinate amount of time walking the aisles of Artist Alley at C2E2 this year, blowing most of our money on prints and original artworks.
Aside from broadening our already large collections of art from cons all over North America, we got to meet some of the nicest, most talented people we have ever had the chance to chat with. Not only does it mean more when you learn the story behind the prints you’re buying, but it also tends to give Andrea the desire to draw and draw and draw whenever we return home. (She’s the creative genius behind our SurlyGurls yelling faces!)
We thought we would enlighten you all with some of our favourite artists that we met this year. They are all 100% worthy of your time, so you should check them out…NOW!
One of the coolest things that happened this year was a small Twitter sensation over our friend Matt Graham’s commissioned piece from Mark Brooks. Matt had Mark sketch Kristen Stewart as the new Snow White from the upcoming film ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’.
Brooks is best known for his exclusive partnership with Marvel, having contributed art work to many of their most popular titles including Marvel Age, Cable & Deadpool, The Amazing Spiderman and New X-Men.
It’s quite early here in Chicago, but we wanted to give you all a little round up of what went on yesterday at the first day of C2E2!
Unlike San Diego, it was a lot more chill yesterday morning as we sauntered up to the registration booth where the attendants looked bored. It was a treat to walk into the line about 20 minutes before the doors opened and still get onto the show floor in about 5 minutes.
Our day was full of some of the best people watching we’ve had in a long, long time! It was great to wander the floor, check out the art and comics and just stare in amazement at the – how should we put it – questionable costume ideas some people decided on. However, there were some great costumes like our favourite Canuck Scott Pilgrim and his fiesty lady, Ramona Flowers here:
We also chatted briefly with our favourite monster-hunter, Josh Gates, at his autograph signing and are looking forward to hearing his BIG announcement this afternoon. Day One was a chill day in which we met some amazing artists including Christopher Mitten and Sara Richard; we got to people watch and just enjoy the atmosphere of the con. Today however, we’re thinking it’s gonna be a little more crazy.
Stay tuned for updates and tweets through out the day and the weekend!