Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Comic-Con 2009 Pictures Continued

Here's a couple of more pictures from that we took from the show. Again, sorry if we didn't shoot ya...we only had Genevieve's camera at the booth for two of the five days. I'm gonna have to get my own camera at some point if we're going to get 100% of the people.

Today's pictures are a mix of random con photos, cosplayers, our table, and commissions that Genevieve did for people. Hope you enjoy them!

- Joseph

I think this was taken on Preview Night...the lightest crowd of the entire show.

Genevieve at our table with the Manty hat. Chuck, sharing our table, is caught unaware.

Here's me and Vince at the table...and this picture is a great example of why I don't appear in many pictures.

Four different life-size Iron Man suits...this was pretty awesome.

Hot Ghostbuster Gals!

Genevieve with Zachary, a new fan of our work.

Andrew and Genevieve with the supa-deluxe commission Genevieve did. This picture off my BlackBerry camera doesn't do it justice. When Vince sends me the photo off his camera or Andrew sends us a scan of the commission, I'll be sure to put it up here.

Genevieve at the Comic Relief booth doing a signing. A big thank you to all the Comic Relief guys for having us and for taking such good care of us while we were there!

A snap I took of Harrison and Frenton's guest art.

Here's Sherwin and Vince's guest art.

Finally, we have Brandon's on the last page of the book.

Here's a stray customer shot that I forgot to post yesterday.

It's Kaylee and Mal from Firefly! No, I didn't get the name from Joss Whedon. READ THE BACK OF THE BOOK.

Some peeps love our book so much they want a picture taken with Genevieve. HEY, how come they never want a picture with ME?

Yowza! Black Cat, everyone.

A new fan who gave us this neat print.

Dude from Equilibrium. He seemed really happy that I got it on the first guess. [Gen's Edit: "Dude"?! You mean Preston! (I've only seen that movie a hundred times. XD)]

There is a better picture of this someplace but this guy did an awesome freehand copy of Kayli from the cover. The pencils are a bit hard to see, sorry.

Genevieve wants us all to believe this was a non-posed, candid photo. Let's all just smile, nod, and play along. =) [Gen's Edit: Hey, it WAS candid! I just happened to look up right when you took that!]

Another shot of our table.

Batman Beyond. He had a ripcord that he could make his wings pop out with. Very cool.

This is a repeat from yesterday but I know their names so I posted it again. From left to right: Layron, Jon, Me, Kayli, and Julian.

Here's the sketch Genevieve did for Layron. Though all three guys got a great sketch, Genevieve was warmed up by the time she got to this third sketch and she liked it the most.

We've seen him at previous shows as Doctor Who so I'm just gonna say this is Doctor Who and Silk Spectre II with the commission Genevieve did for the Doctor.

Kayli contemplates alternative uses for the sonic screwdriver while a pervy Dalek and Cybermen look on. This one turned out really great and the Doctor and Silk Spectre II really loved it.

What's a stack of Comic-Con photos without the obligatory Steampunk folks? This pic doesn't do their fabulous outfits justice.

In fact, what's a Comic-Con without the obligatory Princess Leia in Slave Outfit Hottie?

Here's Sparky with two prints he picked up from us, signed by Genevieve. Sparky was this years single biggest customer. I think he bought everything we had twice. Thanks, man!

I was actually kinda scared of this guy when I took the photo. Awesome job on the costume...if it is a costume...

The Monarch and Genevieve pose civilly for the camera...

Wait! No! He goes for the throat!

I call this one "Cooking Mama V".

Guy with a custom steampunk gun made from plumbing bits and Nerf gun parts.

A sketch Genevieve did for a guy who was collecting sketches from everyone in Small Press and Artist Alley.

Jody tries to warn Mike that there is a flying manta on his head. Mike thinks Jody wants him to "Wonder Twins Activate!" again.

A commission for a sketchbook themed "Damsels in Distress".

Genevieve with Rodolfe Guenoden!

I have no idea what is going on here. [Gen's Edit: HAHAHA!! I asked Zappa if I could pose behind him like S-Ko (one of the ghosts that possesses him) in the character select screen. It turns out I'm just obviously molesting Zappa's moobs. I'm sorry, Zappa. T___T]

I have no idea what is going on here either.

Here's Stephen with Genevieve with the commission she did for him.

And here's smaller size version of a scan that Stephen sent us of his commission almost immediately after the show so that everyone can enjoy it. Thanks, Stephen!

That's all folks!


  1. Images you have uploaded is awesome....

  2. Thanks! We actually had a bunch more but didn't want to bore people...I'm glad someone likes it.

  3. Man, thank you so much for sharing the pics! Looks like you guys had plenty of fun with both new fans, old fans and artists @ the Con. I love the Manty hat! Its sooooo cute and is bigger in person than it looks in the pics.

    I saw Genevieve drawing that Ruin Explorers commission… it turned out so well!

    I’m bummed that I missed the Comic Relief signing even though you guys were @ your booth the rest of the time. There were many cool pics taken, kudos fro that! I especially like the commission for Stephen of “Neko Kayli”… that one really pops. Looking forward to the next time you guys will be showcasing your work. Take care~

  4. Heya Mike,

    Thanks for dropping by our booth and showing your support...and thanks for reminding me who that character was that Andrew commissioned. =P

    Neko Kayli turned out awesome but Genevieve had fun with all of them. She hasn't forgot about yours either but she is very busy at work and has a lot of personal obligations to fulfill before she can get to it. I passed off the ref to her and she'll get to it when she can.

    Seeya next show!

  5. Heh, you got me under the ghostbuster girls.

    Reading the extras section of the comic has gotten me thinking about the world's lore. Which has devloped into questions; a few train loads worth of them.

    Example: The tatoos give powers, but what kind of powers? Can it augment muscle power, speed, give a higher awareness to one's surroundings? What if any are the pros and cons of overuse?

    Just a few of the questions I had. I have more, but wasn't sure if it'd be considered ok to ask.

    Kinda feel like I'm going into obsessed fan mode. Maybe it's from reading all the rule books for games I'll most likely never play.

  6. Heya Zac!

    We're really glad you've taken such an interest to the story and world! =)

    Regarding the tattoos/body paint for Kayli...more than likely, the actual comic won't go into too much detail because we have to tell our story within the context of what the characters understand. It will be addressed indirectly in future pages but we can't very well have Gordo say: "Sooo Kayli what sort of powers do you get from your tattoos?" It'll seem like an infomercial! However, that's why we have the Field Guides. It allows us to talk about things that would take too long to discuss within the panels of the comic.

    We'll release a tattoos field guide update either on this site or in the next book...sorry, I know I've promised a tattoo FG for the longest time.

  7. Hey, I'm the guy the picture about a quarterway down in the green plaid shirt, giving the thumbs up!

    I just wanted to pop in and say, again, awesome book! I really enjoyed the story and art, and it was great meeting you two. I'm looking forward to following this blog and the continuing story of "Islands in the Sky"!

  8. Heya! Yes, we remember you...thanks for your support both at the show and on our site. =)

    Hope you had as good a time at Comic-Con as we did!

  9. Good God that Catgirl Kayli is hot! I might need a comission sometime, Gen. >_>;

  10. It was great meeting you and Genevieve at Comic-Con. The comic is truly a gem. Thanks again Genevieve for the awesome sketch. Keep up the good work.

    Looking forward to issue #2.

  11. Love Vince's rendition of Kayli!

  12. Kiyoshi, glad you liked the Neko Kayli...Genevieve really enjoyed all the ones she did at Comic-Con. As long as the person wanting the commission doesn't get too picky, she's happy and the pieces turn out much better.

    Layron, we're really happy you like it. We hope to see you, Jon and Julian at our future shows! We'll do our best to get #2 out when we can. =)

    Hey Dave, sorry you weren't able to see us at this year's SDCC but we're glad you liked Vince's guest art. We hope to have more things like than in our future books. Maybe...guest comics?!

  13. Hey everyone! Thank you so much for making our Comic Con experience a spectacular show by visiting our booth to say hi and/or picking up our new stuff. It truly makes us happy to see familiar faces and to meet new friends. I also want to thank all you peeps for stopping by our blog to show us continuous interest and support--you know who you are! <3 THANKS GUYS!!!! <3

    BTW Hamasuki (Mike) - I finished your Rangiku commission! I want to send you a sample of it so please email Joe or me your email and your mailing address.

    Thanks again!