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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Cleveland Comic Con 2015

Cleveland Comic Con 2015 was an interesting mix of disorganization, good guests and lots of people attending. We walked into the artist room (most of the artists were in one room while the rest were mixed in with the dealers) 25 minutes before the show opened and no one batted an eye. We also were by the dealer room about 40 minutes before the show and I was helping dealers navigate there stuff into the room while at least 6 con helpers were chatting with each other and generally ignoring every one. Some of the setup was questionable but despite some quirks lots of great conversations were had and sketches were received. This is the Beast sketch I got from Nate Lovett.
Although not the traditional style I usually get, I really enjoy Nate's art and I am glad I chose him for this sketch!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Popa's Favorite Nightmare On Elm Street Covers

In the spirit of October, I thought I'd go through the several different series of "Nightmare On Elm Street" covers and list my favorite covers.  There have been a few "Elm Street" comic series, two from Innovation Comics, one continuing the stories, one going back to Freddy's origins, Marvel did a couple "Elm Street" magazines, then it kind of died down for awhile.  In the late 90's or so Avatar got the license and did a series of books before DC took the license back and Wildstorm did a few books before eventually cancelling their entire line of licensed horror books.

10. Innovation: "Nightmare On Elm Street: The Beginning #1"  Not entirely sure who drew this.

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9. Avatar: Fearbook Juan Jose Ryp is a great Freddy artist, there's always lots of splatter going on.

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8. Innovation: "Nightmare On Elm Street: The Beginning #2"

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7. Avatar Fearbook alternate cover

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6. Avatar Special

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5. Wildstorm issue 2 - cover by Tony Harris

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4. Innovation series #2
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3, Marvel Magazine #2 - Joe Jusko painted this one

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2, Wildstorm issue 1 - also by Tony Harris, I tried to buy this cover once but it was out of my price range.  Alas, maybe someday.

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1. Innovation issue 5

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