|Recapping A Big Full Day At Camden Comic Con|
On a day where it there was miserable weather with gray skies, snow, rain... there was a bright spot...
The 3rd Camden Comic Con held at Rutgers University in downtown Camden, New Jersey, my home town was a big ray of sunshine on this bleak and dreary day. From before the doors opened until the the time I left (about 4:30 PM),
there wasn't anything I didn't enjoy.
Let me first start by giving kudos to the event organizers: they did a bang up job in helping people find there way, helping with the workshops and presented a fun easy going atmosphere. The only criticism is that there should have been a few more signs to indicate where to go for people walking from the Walter Rand Transportation Center, as various GPS devices and Google Maps were directing people to the far side of 'campus'. This is a minor nit pick, but since I experienced it myself and a number of folks who drove in said they had the same issue, figured it's worth mentioning.
Anyway, I got there about 15 minutes before the event started, and they handed out grab-bags of comics to those in line, and I know a number of folks lucked out with DC Star Trek comics, one guy got the adaption of Star Trek IV The Voyage Home. I got Marvel's Nomad #1, DC's Hardwire #6, Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure from Dynamite Comics and Marvel's Tek World #4.
Also big shout out to Alex Miller (http://darkeblue.deviantart.com) who had my copy of the event poster on hand and refunded the shipping difference. Also picked up his set of 'DC Queens': Poison Ivy, Harley, Quinn, Supergirl & Batgirl, done in as Queens seen in playing card decks.
|Myself with Diana Leto, love that hat!|
The second workshop, 'Drawing My Little Pony' was hosted by Diana Leto. First off Ms. Leto has a great choice in hats, secondly, she really broke down the basics on how to draw Pinkie Pie in a fun manner.Ms. Leto was very fun and engaging, but chatting with her on the vendor floor and very thorough with her workshops
Although my version of Pinkie ended up looking more like Derpy... thus I dub her... DERPY PIE! The C I S method Ms Leto was teaching certainly works, problem is my depth perception is so way off the mark it was in another state!.
So yet it was a wonderful day... meet a lot of great folks and I'm looking forward to next year. Below is a list of folks who were in attendance today as vendors, a number of whom do commission artwork pieces, so be sure to check 'em out!
Diana Leto - www.dianaleto.com
Alex Miller - www.darkeblue.deviantart.com
Mike Leeke - www.mikeleeke.deviantart.com
Fernando Jimenez - www.facebook.com/Fernando-Jimenez-Comic-Artist-179285685490633/
ON Q Comics - www.slimsuliart.com
N.M. Lombardi - www.autumnheart.net
Bob McLeod - www.bobmcleod.com
Poison & Antidote - www.poison-and-antidote.net/
Amanda Smith - www.pooknero.com
Dan Cattell - www.chozoboy.deviantart.com/
On The Square Comics / Jay Taylor - www.onthesquarecomics.com
Andrew Davis - www.samanthacomics.com
The Bookends Review - www.thebookendsreview.com
Criss Madd - www.facebook.com/criss.madd
Tom Schloendorn - www.madman1.deviantart.com/
Ellen Stedfeld - www.ellesaurarts.com
Gray Haven Comics - www.grayhavencomics.com/
The Philadelphia Anime & Gaming Society - www.meetup.com/phillyanime
Yume-Hime - www.yumehi.me
Webcomicry - www.webcomicry.com
Marie Gilbert - www.gilbertcuriosities.blogspot.com/
Tony Townsend / Townsend Art - www.townsendartonline.com
Ryan M. Brady - www.camdenscomics.com
Christine Larsen - www.christinelarsenillustration.com
Mike Capprotti - www.capprotti.artstation.com
Black Slither Games - www.blackslithergames.com
Chuck Dillon - www.chuckdillon.net
James Mascia - www.islandofdren.com/
Kaitlin A. Traver - www.etsy.com/shop/KaitlinTraver
John Still / Synergy Comics - www.synergycomic.com/
Stormwatch Comics - 449 NJ-73, West Berlin, NJ 08091
Moonphire Design / Elayna Turner - www.moonphiredesign.weebly.com/
Jen Tracy - www.etsy.com/shop/jenthetracy
Geekboypress - www.geekboypress.com
CJ Illustration Studio - https://www.facebook.com/CJ-Illustration-Studio-773365662739039/
Kelly Phillips - http://www.kellyphillips.net/
Philip McNulty - www.animatedphil.weebly.com