Long Beach Comic Con embodies the lifestyle of its namesake. Laid back, open and inviting, while giving you plenty to do without the feeling of haste. We enjoyed our time strolling up and down every aisle, stopping to really get to know more about what caught our eye. Below are some of many exhibitors we got to know:
PinkOwlet: Dana Duncan
By day Dana teaches Design and Illustration at Art Center in Pasadena, where her students refer to her as the digital dominatrix—she whips pixels into shape on a daily basis. Her well branded booth caught our eye and we were rewarded with visual eye-candy from patterns put on dresses to pins to fun greeting cards.
Gears & Roebuck - Rust Junk Emporium
Shannon Hoage started as a Prop Master's apprentice when she was 14. Her love for props and painting came together in what she likes to call wearable Steampunk. Most of her products use already existing toys, or masks, that are then repainted to have a worn metallic feel. Watching anyone who came by the booth, you saw a similar reaction when they realized how light the items were since they are not actual metals. Very comfortable indeed.
Tee No Evil
The brothers behind Tee No Evil - Zany Zombie Shirts, got the Kickstarter backing to make their dreams come true. These high quality shirts are hand inspected by them to ensure each one meets their standards. They want to make sure the quality matches the art, and the art is great.
Will Terry has been an illustrator for over 25 years with over 30 children's books and clients ranging from Time magazine, Pizza Hut, and MasterCard. He's now taking those skills to the masses for consumption in the form of prints while still finding time to run an online school.
What's next? Not a LONG wait.
If you feel like you missed out on the fun, you did. But you don't have to wait a year. The team that brought you LBCC has Long Beach Comic Expo, February 17-18 2018. Tickets just went on sale today, click here to get yours and we'll see you then.