Sunday, November 6, 2011

2011 Long Beach Comic Con & Comikaze Recap

So we spent the last two weekends at comic conventions. The first was over Halloween weekend in long beach. This was our second time attending and the one year anniversary of our first self published comic book. Hooray!

It was nice being back in a small convention where we could take the time to talk to people about our book and what we are all about without the crazy crowds. We did however get stuck right in front of a stage where performances went on all day. Very loud and distracting when we were trying to talk to people, with the exception of the Los Angeles Chapter of Dumbledores Army busting out a sweet song and dance about their beloved Harry Potter. Besides that the stage in our opinion was there purely to ruin sales. On a better note, we meet some great people and fellow artist and creators.

Our good friend and last years table mate Sheika Lugtu was there with a trade paperback of a whole years worth of her autobiographical online comic, in which we make a appearance! Sheika is one of the most inspired, honest and enthusiastic artists/comic creators we have met. Check out her stuff at

Our neighbor Chris Kawagiwa was selling his prints and comics. Good Stuff.

Another artist a little ways down the isle was John Wales who had some original paintings and stylized prints of superheroes.

The great Geo Brawn IV promoting The Untold Chronicles.

The guys from Toonhole a very funny and dirty web comic that made me laugh to no end.

After the convention we took a walk down Pine St to check out the Zombie Art Show where Neil Segura and other great artists (Nick Marquez, Garry Booth and Kevin Bannister just to name a few) showed off some fine zombie art. You can see all of the art from the show at

The next weekend we took a trip to downtown LA to check out Comikaze. We took a break from exhibiting and just walked around enjoying the con.

We picked up Reed Gunthers all new Trade Paperback and you should too!

Sean Allen writes science fiction/fantasy novels. He's a great guy with an amazing talent.

We talked to the writers of the comic book Freakshow, David Server and Jackson Lanzing. They are working on getting this comic made into a film. It's a unique story about mutant heroes. Great book and great guys!

John Ottinger holding his Boner. Whoa, that's the name of that little dog/skull thing. John is an amazing artist and maker of things like these crazy Optimus Prime art pieces.

Edgar Pasten is the creator of YO! A character that with a wild imagination and a thirst for adventure.

Paul Roman Martinez is the creator of The Adventures of The 19XX a comic based in the WWII era. The art is great and you can't go wrong with a WWII story. Paul's set up was impressive very clean and professional.

We picked up this semi-autobiographical trilogy of comics called Buffalo Speedway created Yehudi Mercado. It's right up our alley.

So it's been a busy last two weekends, but also an inspiring one. We are going to start working extra hard to get the next book out early next year and hopefully another one done by later 2012 before the world ends. Thank You.

1 comment:

  1. I have decided to name our new band King Tacos. Our first song....We Love Burritos. :D
    Thanks for the shout-out! Can't wait to see you guys out-awesome yourselves next year!!!