Welcome back to my coverage of the Wizardworld Big Apple Comic Con. This is part two of three and we thank you for your continued interest in the adventures. The event itself was spanning the course of the the Saturday and Sunday weekend of May but I took care of all I wanted to see on the Saturday and broke the analysis into chapters to allow a little easier enjoyment of it. Please continue.
The dude up next told me his name was Captain Zorikh and he was presenting his series of analysis on Captain Marvel culture and how it applied to our real life and times. There were a bunch of self published novellas about the topic for sale. He is not only speaking of DC’s Captain Marvel or “SHAZAM” character but also the ones that came care of Marvel Comics.
Here is the booth for the “Pissed Off Panda” folks which is the work of Franenstylin at the end of the day. Loved his hat and assistants. He had comic books, artwork and buttons up for sale.
The assistants to Pissed Off Panda.
Here we find a great cosplay of Mystique standing in battle against a portly Green Lantern. I would have moved further back but he was not originally in the photo and kind of stepped in. I hate when that happens.
This next booth amused me to no end. It was a petition to help rebuild the Death Star and used the credo with Dark Vader saying “He Cannot Do It Alone”. There were a number of stormtroopers wandering the Con and I even saw a Darth Vader for a second but not much longer. Apparently these costumes are the actual ones used in the films.
Looking at this next shot I am pretty much sold on their authenticity.
A great Doctor Strange.
Here is Edwin Vasquez’s table. He did some work on The Simpsons comic book properties which caught my attention. Nice guy.
Next up the small booth for “Azteca”. This is a motion web-comic by Enrica Jang. Looks like some interesting stuff.
David Silva was here with all of his stuff which as you can see is dinosaur related. I said to David how a comic book should come from the band t-shirt I was wearing today. It was the Finnish Dinosaur Metal band “Hevisaurus”.
Miss Sara Richard. She was chit chatting with fans and at the same time doing some artwork. I didn’t want to disturb her.
Yoe Books Founder Craig Yoe and some of their cool books.
A centurion guards the Con
Here is a terrific Speedy, who most know as the sidekick of Green Arrow. Look she even had the boxing glove arrow ready to knock the bad guys into the land of nod.
This is Wizardworld Comic Con Girl. Well, she told me this so I have to believe her.
Two more artists that were doing sketches if people wanted them. If you can ever manage to afford this kind of stuff at the Cons, I recommend you snare them for your collection so you can frame them in your Man (or Woman) Cave.
Here are two charming cosplayers. One dressed as Zatanna and the other as the White Queen (I think).
Here is former WWF Wrestler Dawn Marie. She was happy to see everyone and had a number of photographs for sale which she would sign for you.
Here is a familiar face of comic book legendry, the one and only Neal Adams. Most know Neal from his work on Batman as well as Green Lantern/Green Arrow. Wonderful stuff of course and he was here today signing artwork, critiquing portfolios and selling his books.
Here is a great piece of Batman art by Neal
So check this out. If you purchased $30 or more of Neal’s books he was giving you one of his signature Oatmeal Raisin cookies. Yes the one and only Neal Adams knows how to make a mean cookie, and how do I know this you might ask? Well, since they knew I was writing about the convention and putting them in the narrative they kindly offered me one.
I had this with some cold milk the next day and it was awesome. What I also liked about finding this out was how it just goes to show you there is always more to the people that we admire than what we easily might know. This is a good lesson for any artist, musician or writer and photographer to realize. All of us are capable of doing other cool things in addition to our passions.
Neal’s son Josh Adams was there as well.
Here is a better shot of Kristanna Loken as promised. Remember she was the Terminator in the “T3” movie. Not my favorite of the franchise but Chapter Two was really hard to beat.
The pirates are presenting the art of Orlando Pagan
Here is Toby Cypress who does a book called Rodd Racer.
Here are the folks behind the comic adventures of Johnny Wander. That’s Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya in the photo. This sure seemed like a fun project.
I loved this costume of a uhmmmmm “Box Person”
Here is Mr. Ric Myers and he was selling a lot of Kung Fu related stuff.
Next to him was the lovely and charming Miss Rebekah Isaacs
Here is a cool Nightcrawler Cosplay
Here is Mr. T. Motely, cartoonologist
The lovely visage in these photos is that of Marissa Jade, a model who seemed to have a lot of artwork dedicated to her. There was a lot of this stuff and it covered almost two tables.
Of course the real life Marissa Jade was there as well and was quite the hit among much of the male populace of the Big Apple Comic Con. Yes even with some of the female populace and who could blame them since she was not only gorgeous but very, very friendly to everyone who came to her table.
There was so much sunlight coming in behind her that the shot didn’t come out too great. I apologize but she also wanted in on a photo with yours truly, so how was I to resist such a request. The Scarlet Spider was not crashing into the image and just happened to be close by when the picture was taken.
Here is writer Don McGregor. He worked on books such as “Killraven”, “Black Panther”, “Lady Rawhide” and “Zorro” to name a few.
There is a little more to share with you all so please stay tuned to the Blog so you can enjoy the rest of it in our final chapter of the adventure.
Relevant Weblinks To This Narrative:
Rebekah Issacs: http://www.rebekahisaacs.com/
Enrica Jang: http://enricajang.blogspot.com/
Captain Zorikh: http://www.captainzorikh.com/
Sara Richard: http://sararichard.com/
Kristanna Loken: http://kristannaloken.net/
Frankenstylin/Pissed Off Panda: http://frankenstylin.blogspot.com
Craig Yoe: http://yoebooks.com/
Johnny Wander: http://www.johnnywander.com
Marissa Jade’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/MsMarissaJade
Neal Adams: http://www.nealadams.com
Josh Adams: http://www.whatwouldjoshdo.com/main/