Thursday, May 24, 2012

Big Wow Comicfest 2012 pics and highlights

So I went to the Big Wow Comicfest on Saturday and had a good time and took picutres of some of the things I saw as well as some of the people I met. I didn't take pictures of everything, but I am including commentary to give y'all a general idea.

Before having lunch, I got Swamp Thing co-creator Bernie Wrightson to sign some of my comics.

I didn't get to talk to him for a long time since there were a few people behind me in the line, but I'm glad I was able to have him sign some of my comics because I didn't know when that opportunity would present itself again.

When the opportunity presented itself, I took a picture of the Bay Area Ghostbusters' Jeep, which I thought was really cool. There's also a poster/image of Viggo in the background.

I also thought it was kinda cool how at the same booth, the Necronomicon from Army of Darkness and Jason's hockey mask were on display. I guess the idea behind that was that the Ghostbusters had examination reports on both items in regards to paranormal activity.

While walking around, I came across a Leonardo Micro Series comic. The guy that I guess was the book's artist or something wasn't around when I walked by, so I didn't get a chance to ask him about it.

There was another guy, though, that walked by when he noticed I intrigued by the book and told me something about pre-ordering it for $20.00 from what I remember, but I thought that was kinda steep, so maybe I'll order it from the site on the cover since the fact that it's an exclusive interests me. I haven't read any of the current Micro Series comics because I haven't been looking hard enough to see if my local shop carries them, but if anyone has any information about the comics, please let me know.

Before leaving, I had the chance to talk to Ron Lim and check out some of his artwork.

He didn't talk a lot when I came by since he was working a Thanos sketch, but he seemed really nice nonetheless. I told him that I was familiar with his work on X-Men 2099 and Spider-Man Unlimited and he said it's been about 15 years since he worked on those titles, which I told him was when I started to get into comics. With that in mind, I told him I never really lost interest in '90s Marvel stuff since I still collect and read it to this day. I told that I'd check out some more of his stuff because he was he quite active in the '90s. I hope to see him next year and perhaps talk with him again.

Overall, I enjoyed the convention and was glad that I didn't let the day go to waste. I even got some good deals on comics and bought a print from an artist named Corey Bass that I'm thinking about hanging up in my room. Oh, and I also won Spider-Man paddle ball by answering a trivia question. Basically there were these two guys in the panel room that I walked into to see a panel. They still had some prizes to give away and they encouraged the audience's participation. I spoke up when they asked what C.H.U.D. stood for since I had seen the movie and one of them handed me my prize. They seemed really enthusiastic when giving out prizes and I'd say the fact that they decided to do some trivia before the Underground Comics panel started helped to get everyone in the mood for it.

I think that's it for now. Hope y'all have enjoyed reading this.