Posts

Showing posts from June, 2013

Put On Your Boxing Gloves Psych-Os. We've Got An Episode To Pick!

Image
Because USA's Psych is letting you duke it out online over three storylines. The winner will air next season, and just because USA wants you to have your cake and eat it too, it's one of two ADDITIONAL episodes. That's right! Bonus episodes that are being added to season eight. But that's cool you already know this, right? So let's take a look at the options:
·TELETHON - In a classic "whodunit?” case with a PSYCH twist, Shawn and Gus investigate a murder that Shawn is convinced was committed by the beloved host of Santa Barbara's annual Children's Hospital Telethon. There's only one problem – the host was seen by hundreds of thousands of people on live television during the exact time the murder occurred elsewhere. Can Shawn steal the show, poke a hole in this rock-solid alibi, and prove the host did it? Or will Shawn fail in front of his biggest audience yet?
·DREAM THERAPY - From acclaimed director James Roday ("Mr. Yin Presents…", "…

Find A New Heroine Series: Sue Dawe

Image
This week we step into a world of fantasy that is filled with wizards, unicorns, and dragons all created by the gracefully majestic talents of Sue Dawe. If your not familiar with her work, then I suggest paging through her online gallery before San Diego Comic Con. It's a fun adventure that is even narrated by Sue herself through comments on each of her pieces. Plus it will give you a sneak peak into what she will have awaiting you in the Artists' Alley, Table AA-08.
Where do you find inspiration for your work?

Everywhere!  I travel quite a bit, and am always photographing interesting places that are 'off the asphalt'.  I am also inspired by music, books, and things that I like in general.  And of course, I like to paint things that I like, but cannot have, hence my reasons for being a 'fantasy' artist.


What is your favorite work you have done?

It's a tie between a Star Wars inspired piece called "Comes A Dark Time" and a piece I painted just for me c…

Pre-SDCC Fun At The Lehigh Valley IronPigs Comic Book Night This Thursday!

Image
What are you doing this Thursday night? If you answered anything other than going to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs game, than we are sorry but your wrong. This is a special game too, as it is Comic Book Night, and it is being hosted by Zenescope. So you know there is going to be plenty of extra fun to accompany the game which pits the IronPigs against the Durham Bulls.
Here is what is planned to go down per the Lehigh Valley IronPigs site:Comic Book Night
Don't miss the first-ever Comic Book Night featuring a Brian Kong Appearance & Autograph Session (FeRROUS and FeFe Print Artwork is available), a Costume Competition along with Comic Book Theme Music and Videos!
Presented by Zenescope Get your tickets now! When we got ours, the site placed us immediately in section 100. However, I poked around the other sections and found two together I liked better. They have all kinds of tickets options including $10 seats and $7 lawn seats.Get your tickets now here. Check out the Lehigh Valley Ir…

What To Expect At SDCC: Devil's Due Entertainment

Image
Somehow we found someone who is legit cooler than us (I know it's a sad day). Yep, he's got the credentials, at least for his job anyway. Just featured by CNBC as having one of the coolest jobs in 2013, and somehow Josh Blaylock found the time to speak with us about Devil's Due Entertainment and what they have in store for us this year at SDCC.Where do you find inspiration for your work?
Everywhere. Personal life experiences, classic mythology, research of history, technological innovations. It all gets stirred around in the subconscious and then somehow ideas come out.

What is your favorite work you have done?

I'm very proud of the package we put together with Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl, collaborating with MURS on an amazing, unique hip hop version of a rock opera. My most favorite to work on on a regular basis would currently have to be Mercy Sparx, though, which is why I'm so glad the readers demanded we bring it back.

What current work are you most excited abo…

Party with the unofficial force at SherlockeDCC

Image
Wow guys where has the time gone? We are less than a month away, and we’ve got to get some arrangements for SDCC nailed down. So let’s cover our first offsite party before these tickets are gone and we’ve done you a great disservice. You’re a fan of Sherlock, we’re sure of it. You must be: you’ve got a brain, and you know great entertainment when you see it. Soooo…. you are going to want to scoop up tickets to the SherlockeDCC party being thrown by Baker Street Babes, Being Geek Chic, The Nerdy Girlie, SherlockDC, and Cara McGee. What’s this party entail? I mean I am at SDCC. We understand, you gotta fight for your right and all. Convince me. Ok, first off, we don’t need you, these tickets will sell out without you, so fine that of course is always the first sign of an amazing party. Secondly, there will be fancy teas, fabulous fun games to converse over, prizes, food and a photo booth. When: Jul 18, 2013 6:00 PM Where: Brick + Mortar 820 5th Ave Also let me just say guys, this sounds…

What To Expect When Your Expecting To Be At SDCC: Squid Kids Ink Edition

Image
Do you currently own any action figures you want to pick up and blow off the bottom of? Not sure why I am asking you this? That's fair. We spoke to Nate Mitchell of Squid Kids Ink and found out how his newest line has kickstarted it's way into SDCC this year, and we are certain you will be glad it did!
Where do you find inspiration for your work?
I still get inspiration from the comics, video games, movies, and toys that I grew up with. Mostly stuff from the 80's and 90's.
What is your favorite work you have done?
The Storm Hawks and How to Train Your Dragon toys are my favorite toy lines that I did while working for someone else. My favorite personal work has to be my Squibs. They might not be as popular as my So Analog products, but it's something that is completely my own.

What current work are you most excited about?
My Mini 10-Doh! Series 2 was successfully funded through Kickstarter and is debuting at SDCC 2013. I was able to get a bunch of great artists to contri…

What To Expect When Your Expecting To Be At SDCC: Zenescope Edition

Image
Have you heard? Not that the bird is the word, but that the luscious ladies of Zenescope are taking over San Diego Comic Con this year. If not, guess you'll just have to read more to find out the details ;)
What attendees will find at your booth typically? Any SDCC exclusives?

We are at booth #2301. We have a full selection of our trade paperbacks, comic-themed merchandise, art prints, as well as convention exclusives. We will have an exciting collection of SDCC exclusives this year, which will include a limited edition art book, and exclusive covers from some of the top pin-up artists in the industry. 


What is the typical price range?
Our trade paperbacks are usually $10,  and merchandise ranges from $10 bags to $200 statues. Our art prints are usually $20 each. We also have a slew of exclusive covers, which can range from $10 sketch covers, to CGC-graded books that are over $100 each. 
How many years you've attended, other conventions you attend?
We have been attending SDCC for…

What To Expect When Your Expecting At SDCC: Epic Cosplay Edition

Image
So let's say you have the brillant idea of being Marceline from Adventure Time! Perfect. Grey tank top, check. Jeans, duh... check. Red boots, gonna makes these but check. What to do about that hair? I mean it's beyond super long, and that means it's beyond any of my local wig stores typical stock. Forget halloween stores, you'll just get some ratty mess of a "long" black wig. This is when Epic Cosplay saves the day! Hair is the name of their game, and they play a mean game. We hit them up to ask more about their booth at San Diego Comic Con.

What attendees will find at your booth typically?
Our attendees range from hardcore Cosplayers, casual Cosplayers, as well as people who are just curious about changing their hair!

What is the price range?
Our products range from $25 to $50. Very reasonable for professional costume grade wigs!
How many years you've attended, other conventions you attend?
This will be our 4th year at SDCC. We attend conventions all throug…

What To Expect When Your Expecting To Be At SDCC: Eva Vanecek Costume Designs Edition

Image
This week we found the accessories that are going to complete your cosplay look, dress up your everyday style, or if you find her on Etsy she can outfit you with an entire costume. Eva Vanecek will be at San Diego Comic Con, and she explains to us what we will find in her booth: A-06.How did you get your start fashioning the cosplay industry?

I have been in business since 1987 upon graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising San Francisco. 

Besides SDCC, do you appear at other conventions?
I have done some of the biggest Arts and Craft Festivals on the West Coast and about 10 years ago started participating in the Cons as a vendor; aside from having stores on Ebay and Etsy. However, I am best known for reproducing movie accurate costumes for the 501st and Rebel Legion (Star Wars costuming groups with bases around the world). At the cons, however, I do not bring the costumes since the space is limited. 



What will we find when we visit your booth at SDCC?

Something for …