As mentioned in a recent post which concentrated on the celebratory outfits, I went to the London Super Comic Convention, the first time I’d been to anything like it. As someone who has seen every possible Sheldon t-shirt reference and likes to see himself as London’s Gambit, I couldn’t hold off any longer. I had to go and head down to the Excel Arena and see what it was like.
I was also there to congratulate my friend Francis. He had a stall for his Tales of Midnight series, which recently signed a global distribution deal with comic book giant Markosia. The future is looking very bright for a comic book character who is most at home in the dark, and I couldn’t be happier for its very talented creator.
Being there also meant being able to see some of the highly skilled artwork and the artists behind it. It’s quite humbling to see how much ability these people have and how can they produce more in a few moments than I could do in countless attempts. It’s also nice when they share their portfolio. Bonus points if you got the above picture references The Walking Dead.
There will always be plenty of debates as to who the most popular superhero is (but though Star Wars was well represented and there were different ComicCon girls), the most visible presence was the Dark Knight himself. In various forms of course. Do you have a favourite superhero or villain? Have you ever been to a comic book party or event?
Have an amazing and fantastic adventure, Alex! 🙂
I had a really fun time 🙂 Hope you’ve had a nice weekend.
Looks like it was a lot of fun! I love those balloon figures haha
It was 🙂 How are your balloon skills? I can do a worm, snake, slug and the neck of a giraffe 😉
Haha I can’t even blow a balloon up so terrible. I blow into one and nothing happens or I almost choke
Haha. I always jump about 10 feet when a balloon bursts so maybe that’s a good thing. Though it would stop you doing this https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/45/90/5b/45905b1d61518fcd128d2c15c9cf57b3.jpg
That is an awesome balloon figure! I’d want to learn just so I could make Olaf haha
those balloon figures were amazing!!!!! I loved it!
They were super skilled. It would have been cool to see him while he made them.
Very cool Alex! It’d be fun to go to this even though I’m not a huge comic fan. I do enjoy watching the cosplayers!
They’re weren’t as many as I would have thought actually but I’m sure they came later in the day.
I love balloon Batman!
They should do a series of them and include his enemies. Balloon Penguin would be awesome!
Fantastic post, love the pictures!!! 🙂
You should so dress up a superhero character.
Haha, which one?! I’ve always wanted to dress up as Mr Orange from Reservoir Dogs, POST being shot…! Who would you dress up as Alex? 🙂
Nice! What about Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction? I’d go as either Gambit from X-Men or Scorpion from Mortal Kombat. In the past I’ve got as Zorro.
Zorro!!! I want pictures! 🙂
Also my vote goes with Gambit but either would be cool.
Mia Wallace is a good idea! I’d only need a white shirt, black trousers, red lipstick, black bobbed wig…..and a needle hanging out my chest 🙂
Gambit would work better if I went with Rogue.
I really really wanna check this out!
I know. Batman Balloonman moved too. He walked around and everything. just had to stay away from sharp corners haha.
Bahahaha!!! That’s awesome