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October 16, 2013

As always, New York Comic Con was a blast, be it a crowded venue. Suprisingly to me, as a casual gamer, there were no booths for Microsoft Xbox, Sony Playstation or Rockstar Games like previous years. Nintendo did have plenty of representation with stations featuring their Wii U, DS, Mario and Donkey Kong lines. Still, with less video gaming stuff, that gave me more time to browse comics, toys, collectibles, meet other artists and take photographs. Here are some pics I want to share with you.

enterprise

star trek

man of steel

game of thrones

gandalf

raven

new york comic con 2010

October 14, 2010

I didn’t have time to do my artwork, unfortunately, because I attended the three days of New York Comic Con, this past week.  As expected, the show was even bigger than last year. And that’s a good thing for us fans of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, etc.

As an artist, it is inspiring to be surrounded by so much creativity from comic artists of all different styles. One of my fave comic book artists is Cliff Chiang with his simple, yet realistically proportioned graphic characters. And there he was, sitting there and drawing at his table. I got a chance to meet him, and purchase some autographed work. I hope, one day I can be as popular as he is.

But take note, Comic Con has grown into a much greater monster than comics. There are now movie panels, how-to sessions, book sales and displays of amazingly detailed toys, just to name a few. There is a large presence of videogames, and, of course, the cosplay costume extravaganza. As I toured the floor, I took some photos and I wanted to share them with you.

For more pics, please visit my flickr. Comments are welcomed!

star trek collectibles

May 12, 2009

star_trek_glass

If you’re a fan of Star Trek, then Burger King is the place to go for stuff from the latest remake directed by J.J. Abrams.  Burger King has four drinking glasses – Kirk, Spock, Nero and Uhura themes.  About $1.99 each.  There are also 16 toys – 8 characters and 8 Trek ships and gadgets that make sounds when a button is pressed.  Check out their commercial too.  They say you can get a toy with the purchase of a kids meal, but for the most part, it depends on the cashier or the manager.  Most of the time, you can just ask for the toy and not have to eat the fast food.

As for the movie, I give the Star Trek film my seal of approval.  It appeals to both the avid fans and the new-comers to the Star Trek universe.  A job well done, J.J., for breathing new life into what was an aging franchise.  In fact, it feels more Star Wars-like, except with a much better delivery in character development.  It has lots of action – laser guns, aliens integrated into society, etc.  And some crazy shaky camera angles a la Battlestar Galactica.  Don’t worry no spoilers here.  Just go see it and have fun.

comic con new york

February 26, 2007









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