The Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con was held last weekend and all the real reporters for the Outhouse were out of town. Like Maxwell Smart, The Great Lakes Avengers, and Booster Gold, that is when I get the call. When there is really no one else available, they call ProzacMan!
After waiting in line out on the damp and drizzly NY city pier 94, we finally squish our way in to the convention hall. From there you are greeted with ear shattering music from the various video game setups in the front of the T shaped hall. To the left is TV, Movie, and big name Comic Book celebrities. To the right is the high end dealers. Down the center is the average comic and collectable dealers. Way way way down the back is artist ally.
First up was Raven Gregory of Zenescope Entertainment. Makers of some very sexy yet twisted fairy tail comic books. Not for the little ones, but Daddy and Mommy will have good time reading Grim Fairy Tails, Tails From Wonderland, Escape From Wonderland, and Beyond Wonderland. Unfortunately this one is a little hard to hear at first due to the background noise.
Next up to bat was Adam Hughes. An artist of some gorgeous covers. Even more gorgeous was the woman with him dressed in the Wasp’s black and gold costume. Not sure if she was a booth babe, his girl friend/wife, or another artist that was just sharing space that happened to like cosplay. If not for the Percocets I was on, I might have had the good sense to ask.
Now on with the interview!
This is Second half of interview with Mike Choi. Unfortunately I have no idea what happened to the first half. One of my favorite current artist on one of my favorite books. Boy did I blow this one. I must have double clicked the record button on my phone or some thing. This part of the interview was right after I asked him how he went about creating his art work. I was trying to ask some thing deeper than the basic questions I’ve asked so far. Don’t think he was expecting me to get all existential on him.
Next up we have Mark McKenna. One of the solid backbones of the industry for the last 25 years. Good guy. Though he was looking at me kind of funny. Like he wasn’t sure if he was being punked or not. Again not sure if this was me or that I asked him to do an interview for a sight called the Outhouse.
I finnished of the day with an interview with Neal Adams. That one has already been posted on the main page and even made the slide show. He is working on some graphic novels, tells us how the industry has changed over the years, and tells us about the big Marvel event he will be at in Time Square. You can check that one out here http://www.theouthousers.com/content/view/4856/145/
Or watch here!
Now on to the costumes!
R2D2 at Big Apple Comic Con almost running over Wonder Girl
The End of Big Apple Comic Con Saturday Night
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