The last day at Comic-Con! What’s that mean? Making sure you get to every last booth and panel you want to see, buying that last comic book or art page, getting that last autograph, and more great costumes.
I collect comic book sketches and it wouldn’t be a con without adding a new one. This year Patrick Scullin sketched me this great classic Green Arrow. Thanks, Patrick!
Donato Giancola, fantasy artist extraordinaire, was selling limited edition compilations of his work and beautiful prints. You probably know him best from his painting that was used as the cover of The Hobbit graphic novel–the only Tolkien illustrated adaptation out there. Great stuff and a great guy!
Everyone’s favorite wookiee attended the convention this year again–Peter Mayhew was signing autographs at his booth.
Superb comic artist Frank Cho (University squared, Liberty Meadows, Marvel, etc.) and Joe Keatinge (background) unveiled their new series coming in 2012–Brutal.
Check out that punch, and that’s no guy’s arm! They actually showed me the details Friday but I swore not to post until the public unveiling. Promise kept! Cho walked me through some original pages and cover art going to France for a gallery sale. Stunning pieces. But no Brandy art for sale–he’s keeping those (wouldn’t you?). The REALLY big news? Frank said the rights to Liberty Meadows reverted to him! So if he can just get through all his other projects we may see Liberty Meadows start up again someday.
Note to self: When I get older and gray(er), keep coming to Comic-Con! Check out this great Ben Kenobi:
And Comic-Con is not just for adults. These kids at the DC Comics booth had great outfits. That Speedy outfit looks like he came out of the classic Neal Adams series.
And you might be saying “enough Green Arrow already” but here’s a great Smallville Green Arrow costume. This guy made it by hand in three weeks. Nice work!
Here, Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: TNG’s Counselor Deanna Troi) appears to be sizing up Rod Roddenberry at the Lightspeed booth.
And one last pilgramage to flip through the stunning original art of the late, great Michael Turner at the Aspen booth:
I also got to meet comic book writer Jai Nitz, who has written for Marvel, DC Comics, Image, Disney and Dynamite, including Kato Origins, Green Hornet: Parallel Lives, and Tron: The Betrayal. With all the comic book artists at Comic-Con, you don’t see all that many writers at this venue. So great to meet up with Jai!
More news from Comic-Con coming this week.