A few shots of my Quicksilver cosplay from Day 3 of Heroes Con! I got stopped so many times for pics! A woman even told me I should’ve won “Best Girl” in the costume contest. Though I disagree with that sweet statement (so many great cosplays on Day 3), I’m glad she, as well as those who stopped me for pictures, liked my Fem!Quicksilver. I put a lot of hard work into this cosplay (saw the movie the day after it came out and rushed to get it all done in time for Heroes). If you have any pics of my cosplay or see any floating around on the internet, please tag me and/or let me know (I’m dying for some sweet shots of my new favorite cosplay!).
Heroes Con 2014: Mr. Rosa was a confused and slightly dismayed that he looked a little mean in the Mascot comic he cameos in, so I drew this to make it up to him. He’s a really fantastic (and not mean in the slightest) guy who I very much look up to. Hoping to get a chance to talk to him (and his talented and very sweet friend, glitteringgoldie) again before the weekend is out. :)
.:SLASH commission:. I’m finally getting a chance to catch up on commissions. I have a lot of people to thank for their patience, one being my man Nate Nelson in RVA. Haven’t drawn TMNT in YEARS, even though it was mostly all I drew when I was a kid. It was so much fun testing out some new materials, which involved 3 A.M. spraypainting in the Super 8 parking. I recommend it to anyone visiting Charlotte, it’s quite liberating.
Going through the #HeroesCon tags, I’m struck by a few things:
1. The Sex Criminals and Carol Corps fandoms are fucking spectacular and beautiful and I am lucky to be a part of them.
2. I know a SHIT TON of talented cosplayers and I am in awe of what they do
3. Heroes is the perfect con. The programming is not so over-booked you have to choose one thing or the other. The floor is easy to navigate (though the wide aisles do reward the bold vendor who isn’t afraid to holler at folks). The staff are helpful, professional, and nice. The audience is a reflection of the creators: it’s a safe, open environment, built on inclusivity.
4. The lack of publisher presence (specifically Big 2) seems to make everyone much more relaxed and cuts down on a certain level of hectic drama.
HEY SOUTHERNERS! I’ll be at Heroes Con this weekend (June 20-22), Booth AA-36 on the back wall opposite the entrance. I’ll have my short horror comic books, cat stickers, a few posters, buttons, and of course I will be doing sketches for tips all weekend. (you can also get that stuff in my shop if you can’t make it)
My friends and I went to Heroes Con as Azula, gender bent (heh bending…get it?) Zuko, Tai Lee (bending bending), and the cabbage (v/b)endor. The cabbages were actually awful. They turned into a smelly wheelbarrow of salad by the end of the day.
Basically I had left really early in the morning with my group, got to Charlotte, NC, and then set up at the con.
My half of the table.
I had to get a last minute replacement for my table-mate, so I got Jason to be my table-mate this year.
First day, I had not expected to get commissions. But I did. And it was a lot. I didn’t have enough time to take pictures of all of them so I got my favorites (or at least what I could catch before I had to give them up).
Kraken symbol from Game o’ Thrones
Superman - IRON GIANT
and TOON LINK
I kept getting commissions through out the con, a lot of them TRANSFORMERS commissions. My hand was killing me, so in the after hours of the con I hit up so friends at the Hilton and the Westin hotels and we had a few drinks.
Mine was’t that tiny. But everyone proceeded to bring their own booze, in all shapes and sizes.
And of course there were cosplayers. I had two personal favorites.
BADASS Link cosplay
AND TINY DOC OC WHICH WAS THE CUTEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN.
But all and all, I had a pretty good time. I drew commissions, I made friends ( a lot of them fellow artists), I met some idols (LIKE JOE HARRIS WHO IS THE WRITER OF THE X FILES COMICS and JAKE WYATT who did the HAWKEYE COMICS BUT HIS PERSONAL WORK IS SO BEAUTIFUL. I GOT A FREE PRINT))
I had a great time and I can’t wait till next year.
Now. Time to get ready for San Diego Comic Con. :)