Inside WonderCon 2010

Highlight of the day:
Getting the latest issue of "Simpsons Comics"
signed by the legendary Sergio Aragones.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

I confess that I did not get to spend more than 75 minutes at WonderCon 2010. I was visiting San Francisco this past weekend for the first time in 13 years on a movie junket, and I was reminded by some press colleagues that the convention was going on at the same time. So on Saturday, April 3rd at 4 PM, I ventured into the Moscone Convention Center to quickly absorb what was going down. I missed most of the panels and celebrity appearances by that point — including major Disney/Pixar and Resident Evil presentations — but that’s all right. I love exploring comic cons to check out the colorful costumes, artist alleys and great deals as much as anything else.

One refreshing aspect of WonderCon was the fact that, despite being packed with vendor booths, aisles of comics and a plethora of artists, it was not the clusterfuck that one finds at larger events. That said, this three-day extravaganza was well stocked with major and indie comic companies, renowned artists, movie and TV celebs and plenty of merch. Overall it was a highly enjoyable experience. Next time I’ll
have to spend a few hours wandering
through WonderCon.

Outside the Moscone Convention Center.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

The throng is strong even in the late afternoon.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

Captain America is on security detail.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

How times have changed:
Now kids love being hugged by Giger's Alien.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

Hitting the WonderCon floor.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

That's one happy cameraman.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

Someday I'll buy one of these vintage titles.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

This is what I'm talkin' 'bout -- Pre-Code, baby!
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)
























Some of this vintage comic art will set you back a few thousand bucks.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

Buy something or prepare to be disciplined!
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

If you don't have a hot babe at your booth,
lure 'em in with some fiery finger pickin'.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

That couple that kicks butt together,
stays together.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

Even shambling swamp creatures need to catch up on their collecting.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)


























Pink hair!
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

A colorful corner in the Artists' Alley.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

Frank Cho's bound jungle lady
looks ready to pounce upon release.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

The lovely lasses promoting
"REPO! The Genetic Opera".
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)


























Fiery hair, bold attitude.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

Some of Leatherface's relatives?
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

Seriously cool horror art.
Check out www.darksartparlour.com.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

System Of A Down drummer John Dolmayan kickin' back.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

Yes, Leeloo has her Multi Pass.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

The "Kick-Ass" booth is swamped. Giveaways always help.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

I really wanted to visit the Cartoon Art Museum on this trip,
but I ran out of time. Next visit for sure!
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

"Justice League" artist Judd Winick signing for the fans.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

One of my favorite comic series ever: "Courtney Crumrin"!
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

Dancin' fools.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

The big bad wolf is shakin' his booty, too.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

This is one dude you don't want to mess with.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

The cover of the official WonderCon 2010 program.
(Photo © 2010 by Bryan Reesman.)



One Response

  1. GreenEggsNSamm

    Great article and awesome pictures! =)
    Thanks for posting them!

    Reply

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