Author: David Diep

A Day At Fan Expo: DC Panel, Marvel Panel, pictures and maybe some more!

This week, I managed to make it into the Friday of Fan Expo. Arriving for the start of the show, you could definitely see that this was going to be a busy day at the show, even before the big Saturday. I spent the first couple hours wandering around checking out some of the deals vendors were having. When I am at a convention I tend to pick up original art from the artists there and trade paperbacks. Unfortunately, art was a bust for me as I came on the Friday and all of the artists that I was...

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The Joe Shuster Wrap Party

This past Friday July 17th was the wrap-up party for the 7th annual Joe Shuster awards, which took place at the new location of the Toronto Cartoonist’s Workshop in downtown Toronto on 578 College Street. It was an intimate affair with some members of Toronto’s fantastic comic community, having a good time. You can never go wrong with comic fans and loads of free beer I must say. Being the wallflower that I am, having a beer came in handy with striking up a conversation with Andrew Walsh, the webcomic specialist for the Shusters. Doing a quick scan of the...

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The look of Bane in Dark Knight Rises

MTV seems to have been among the first to widely release the first image of Bane from The Dark Knight Rises. There was some kind of convoluted viral marketing program where fans could sift through audio clips that would eventually lead them to this teaser picture of Bane. I’m not really a huge fan of these kinds of viral marketing since I don’t really have the time to sift through clues for a little payoff. But I’m always glad when someone else does the legwork for me! From interviews with the cast and directors, Nolan is apparently going with...

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Upper Deck cutting up vintage comic books as inserts?

Upper Deck produces a lot of novelty cards for a bunch of different fandoms from TV shows to movies to comic books. In each box of cards, they usually include some kind of chase item whether it be a sketch card or a swatch of clothing from an actors outfit worn on a TV show. Well, icv2.com has reported that Upper Deck’s latest promotion for their Marvel Beginning’s trading card line are going to be panels cut up from iconic Marvel comic books and pasted onto cards. They’ve got the list so far pegged at: Amazing Spider-Man #2 Amazing Spider-Man #4 Amazing Spider-Man...

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Why are we thinking about this: Artist Popquiz

Art is what makes a comic book a comic book. Without it, we would just have a bunch of words in a script and in which case we might as well read a book. All of us have our favourite comic book artists for various reasons. I’m sure many of us can intuitively recognize a comic artist’s style as soon as we can see it or recognize when an artist’ style is being aped. But while a lot of comic fans can probably identify the artist right away, can you describe the elements of the artwork that indicate it belongs to that artist? Let’s give it a shot. I’ll post some pictures below and then reveal the artist with what I think describes the artist’s style. I’ll do my best to stick to commissions and unpublished art without coloring as I feel that it can mask an artist’ style. Don’t scroll down too fast and cheat! Post in the comments your own descriptions.                           Greg Land We’re starting off with an easy one guys. For me, what seems to be the dead giveaway for a Greg Land piece are the faces and head. The mouths; especially on women, are always in an excessively wide fully open or half-open smiles that seem like they are about to have...

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