In much the same way that art fairs have multiplied in the fine arts field; ComicCon's which are held in various cities are the mega venues where the aspiring rub shoulders with the leaders of the pack.
Since a table in the wild west area of a comiccon known as artist alley is a relative bargain we decided to collect material for issue #8 on site at the Boston Comic Con. We knew we were in for a wild weekend from the night before when we arrived to set up. Located in the Seaport World Trade Center the venue was huge and a beehive of activity. The next morning a line to enter the venue began at 6am for the 10am start. By the time we arrive to take our place at our table the cue extended around the block. For the most part the cue was populated by fans dressed as their favorite characters from comics.
An obvious difference from art fairs a la Art Miami Basil and a ComicCon is that artists can be found producing art for their fans.
Speaking of critics, if you happen to need a PSD of a critic pointing at things, we found this nice one courtesy of Kyle Petreycik for download.
You can spot Jerry Saltz in our latest issue pointing at Woody the puppet. Besides introducing a critic we're got a couple of panels with heros of the art world Andy Warhol and Louise Bourgeois.
We also appropriated the masterwork The Raft of the Medusa by Theodore Gericault for our shipwreck scene. The 1819 work represents a break of tradition from the relative calm of the Neoclassical style of work in that it depicted a current event without reference to allegory.