Selected sights and some notes
|First event of the morning — a wonderful session sponsored by Scholastic where Raina Telgemeier fielded many audience requests and drew for the crowd:
Star Wars Everywhere
Books, Crafts, Movies, TV Shows…
Jelly Bean ART! (Click and Enlarge to see the details)
Spent some time at the Artist Alley — Couldn’t stay too long… too many wonderful art, too little money…
Probably my new favorite pop artist:
This is an example of Haas’ art (from his website) — TOTORO!
A couple of other accomplished artists with their own distinct styles:
Tony Moy (梅）– TOTORO!!
Jed Henry — inspired by traditional Japanese art (hmm… a theme here?) TOTORO!!!
Jiu Ge (from Beijing/Seattle) Fan Art of Buckie & Loki
Didn’t get this artist’s name but again, Japanese Manga/Anime inspired artwork:
More Cosplay Fun
Doctor Octopus — all home made, anchored on a backpack frame
Over the Garden Wall (Cartoon Network)
War Boy (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Masters of Unreality: Heavy Metal & SFF (SciFi/Fantasy)
These three authors/metal musicians discussed their inspirations, influences, writing habits, views on popular vs canonized literature (and music,) etc.:
Myke Cole (Gemini Cell: A Shadow Ops Novel)
One point raised by Cole resonated with me, although he was referring to contemporary music. He encouraged the American music fans to be conscious about how American music industry has always been in the “exporting business” and how we miss the gems from around the world if we just stay inside the US bubble.
Michael Fletcher, Myke Cole, Peter Orullian