Comic-Con Photo Gallery: Creators, Sights and Swag
As the Comic-Con chaos winds down and everyone deals with the last of the canceled flights and catch-up time, I figured it was a good time to dump the rest of the photos off my camera and provide a final hodge-podge of sights from the show floor (and beyond). Here, then, in no particular order, is the contents of my camera.
Oh, and keep an eye on ComicMix later today for my round-up of the show and the general San Diego Comic-Con International experience. It’s a big one!
By the Power of Hefty Marketing Budgets! It’s the Mattel Booth!
Many of the retailers I spoke with seemed less than thrilled about attendees’ dwindling interest in buying comics at the show — opting to fill their massive swag bags with free promotional merch instead of, well… comics.
Writer Paul Jenkins is interviewed on the show floor.
Throughout the show, one of the most prominent viral marketing campaigns was AMC’s promotion of the upcoming remake of The Prisoner, with the phrase "Seek the Six" and "I Am Not a Number" found taped to attendees’ backs, on bathroom walls, stuck to the show floor and even in the sky. I guess it was sucessful, because I’m linking to the official website here.
Todd Nauck sketches for fans in Artists Alley.
It was hard to miss the life-size, about-to-kick-you-in-nose Dr. McNinja sign above the DayFree Press booth.
The line for buying up books at the Dumbrella Booth was out of control from the first day of the show until the last.
Don’t try this at home… or with real Daleks.
Christos Gage appeared at the Avatar Press booth on Saturday to sign promo posters for Absolution, his upcoming series with Jacen Burrows. Keep an eye here on ComicMix for an interview with Gage about the project.
I just thought this was an amazing Cthulu sculpture. That is all.
As evidenced earlier by the massive Castle Grayskull booth, Mattel went heavy on the He-Man promotion this year, and positioned this massive bronzed statue at one corner of their show space.
Nixon’s Pals creator Chris Burnham in Artists Alley.
LEGO Batman… ’nuff said.
Mollycules.com in Artists Alley.
Also on display at the Mattel booth was this "DCU Classics Roto Figure" of Killer Moth. I took a photo of it for no other reason than, well… it’s Killer Moth! I mean, who ever thought that costume would end up on an action figure? (The figure will be available in Fall 2008 at Toys ‘R Us.)
Mattel also had some of the winners of their "Paint the Bat" contest on display, in which the company asked their toymakers to come up with "new and original paint schemes" to the character. This, and the following figure, were my favorites of the bunch.