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A mixture of art, events & different places we’ve visited that were interesting enough to share. A day in the life of the Sldrs.

NYC Comic Con 2016 – The Cosplay

I didn’t take nearly as many pics this year as I did last year. However, I definitely had as much fun. Many of the same companies returned this year with new displays (DC Comics held the main floor down with their Wonder Woman showcase, Viz Media had their anime section, Netflix/Marvel with Iron Fist promo, etc.) Countless costumes, and a HUGE spike in Harley Quinn cosplay for obvious reasons. One of the biggest, if not the biggest highlights was finally getting a shot to be on Legends of the Hidden Temple. My childhood couldn’t be happier. Check out a few of the pics I did manage to take.

There’s also a mini prize pack / contest later this week. Stay tuned for that. And yes, that’s me as Deadshot.

The Face Challenge

facechallenge

One of my NYE resolutions was to draw more, so I challenged myself to draw 1 portrait a day for all of January. I didn’t quite pull it off (21 total), but these were a few of my favorites. Every 4 block of sketches shows improvement. It’s funny how a little bit of practice (WE TALKIN BOUT PR-) goes a long way. This wasn’t a personal challenge either. Other artists join in on twitter. Thanks to everyone who participated. I added their names below along with the final 4 sketches and a link to view everyone’s work.

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FaceChallenge&src=savs

@celski
@Naezus
@Jaztazj
@Silly_Genius

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NYC Comic Con 2015 – The Cosplay

I missed Comic Con 2014. I made a post briefly touching on that last year. (You can check that here.) I had no interest in doing that 2 years in a row. With that said, it was everything I expected. Possibly more. Whether or not it’s just a fad for many, we’re in the era of the nerds and geeks. Everything from Blockbuster Superhero films, to TV shows, netflix specials, etc. It’s safe to say, the world has finally fell love in love with the sub-culture.

And it’s great.

I have a new found appreciation for what Cosplayers do too. There’s so much effort that goes into creating some of these costumes. Seriously, some of you are amazing. Even if you aren’t a fan of ‘comics’, it’s still a great time. Besides, there’s still lots to do. Panels, giveaways, artists to meet, video games, etc.  Comic Con is huge. (With more than 150,000 people in attendance, way to state the obvious, right?) But what I mean is, with the sheer amount of things you can get into, a 1 day pass couldn’t do proper justice as I’ve come to learn this year.

Enough of my yapping. Below you’ll find all the cool people who were nice enough to pose for a picture and stay in character. (ie Batman and Capt. Jack Sparrow) I’ll be there next year and I think you should too.