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Special Edition: NYC- Highlights of a Comics’ Festival

1 Jul

Special Edition: NYC was everything I expected and so much more! I was able to attend this fantastic event and you can read about my surreal experience Here, over at Bleeding Cool. I also got to interview Reilly Brown; which, I suspect, will soon go up over at Bleeding Cool as well.  I really hope ReedPop starts celebrating this event on a yearly basis from now on. It was like a comic convention, but on a smaller scale and just about that… comics. Props to ReedPop for another great event for the public. I truly enjoyed getting to walk those halls and talk one-on-one to artists, creators, sellers, alike and seeing the great mix of people walking up and down the halls ranging from kids and their parents to incredibly beautiful cosplayers.

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I will share with you all the highlights of my experience at SE:NYC:

  • I got the Original Sin Watcher’s Eye from the Marvel Comics booth… Nope, no dark secret has yet been revealed to me, but I think that might happen soon. If I go on a rampage, you know what caused it. I was also very fond of the prints Marvel was giving away– Skottie Young‘s cover for Original Sin was just too cute!

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  • On my first trip to my first NYCC ever, in 2009, I fell in love with the beautiful art of Christopher Uminga. I never approached him because I was always so incredibly shy and I wasn’t sure on how to do it if I wasn’t going to buy anything… well, that changed this year. I walked to his table and introduced myself– it was a total pleasure and high on the nerdy-fangirl scale. I was able to talk to him a little bit and he was so incredibly friendly, which made it so much easier for me. His art has been a huge inspiration and influence on me, so it was really nice to get to meet him . I also wasn’t able to contain myself and walked away with one of his wonderful pieces: the beautiful Harley Quinn, what started my journey of obsession with his art. Thank you so much, Mr. Uminga!

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  • Another great part was getting to talk to Reilly Brown- In Artist Alley I always feel like a Pokemon Master catching Artists’ in their natural habitat. I love seeing them do and learning from what they are so good at– all of them so different from style to mediums– and it is, to me, the best part of Artist Alley. I am fond of Brown’s work and seeing it at a Comixology Panel (back in NYCC 2013) was what convinced me to try and like Digital Comics… and not just that, but one of the biggest inspirations for me to get back to my art; which I hadn’t tried seriously in a couple of years until last October again. He was very inspiring to me.

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  • I always love meeting new artists and adding up to my “favorites” list, but Oh-My-Goodness did I fall in love with David Mack‘s art. If you follow me on Twitter you might have seen my constant raving about it. I kept asking him questions about his pieces, materials, and I just couldn’t stop staring. I now need to read the rest of Kabuki and Daredevil… yuuup! My self-control went out of the window and I ended up leaving with 2  of his pieces, as well. Mack’s art has inspired me so much– I truly wish I could find the words to describe the explosion of inspiration I had upon seeing his work and how it has made me want to try different mediums. I am just stunned in the best of ways by his art: all the mediums he uses and how sublime all his pieces are. If you leaf through one of his books you’ll see how every page is just a different piece of art. Just amazing…

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  • Other artists whose artwork I fell in love with were: Henry Minata and Keron Grant. I, sadly, wasn’t able to leave with any of their works, but I walked by a few times and I just couldn’t decide. Still kindda’ hating past me for its indecision. =P

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  • Cosplay… I love seeing cosplayers all around me– I love them all! Everything looks so much more magical thanks to  cosplayers, they are the ones that make me feel like I am in just a different universe where time and reality ceases to exist and just everything I love comes to life for a few days or hours.

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  • And last, but not least– by any means! Rags Morales… Let me tell you- the same friend who introduced me to the amazing Greg Horn during NYCC2013 introduced me to Rags Morales during SE:NYC. He was so nice and friendly; he agreed to look at my art and give me feedback on it. I still don’t know where life is taking me, but I sure hope it is a place where I can go about art and writing freely and happily. I am sure you, all, can imagine how my heart was just racing out of my chest and doing crazy somersaults because this man who has inspired me so much was just about to see my art, who I’ve barely even showed anyone– and not just that, but tell me his thoughts on it, too? All the possible what if’s ran through my mind at incredible speed: what if he didn’t like it? What if he thinks it sucks and tells me to get another hobby?… you can imagine… I was so nervous with clammy fists clenched tightly behind my back. And surprise: he was nothing other than sweet, gentle, funny, and so very helpful. I have no ways of putting into words how much this experience and his words meant to me, or how much they inspired me to continue to do what I love doing. It still feels surreal and out of this world. I am pretty sure he realized I was on some other dimension of happiness because he wrote down for me recommendations on reading (which my brother had given me before to practice- but shh, don’t tell him that) and new/better materials to practice with, which I am so thankful for.

For over 30 minutes I stood with a cheesy smile nice hearing words of encouragement and advice from brushstrokes and confidence to use of color and perspective. Every second felt like an hour with an eternal debate between doubt/ nerves and just ecstatic happiness over having the artist of my all-time fave Identity Crisis go over my art. I still ask myself if that was real or just a very cool dream. Thank you so much for all your inspiration and encouragement, it has helped the shy me grow and get more resolve and passion in doing what I love. Even though I might be the same me in some ways, I feel different after being handed back my Scooby Doo Portfolio. And look, he smiled for me, too!

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Special Edition: NYC was truly an amazing experience as a fan, as a reporter, and as an artist looking for guidance. I truly hope that this event becomes a yearly one because nothing matched getting a chance to talk to all these amazing artists that are usually swarmed during convention days. I loved the ambiance and I loved how peaceful it felt and how genuinely nice everyone was in there from staff members to exhibitors/artists/creators to attendees. I loved being a part of this event and I cannot wait for next year’s already. Thank you so much for the wonderful time, ReedPop, another great event!

You can see the picture gallery of SE:NYC over at Bleeding Cool HERE, and read Old Man Geek‘s take on the event HERE. I will let you know when the interview with Reilly Brown goes up! =)

X-Men X-Perience Live, Global Premiere in NYC

16 May

Let me just start by saying: WOW!

After a night out and sleeping 4 hours to get to the Javits by 6am, I was not prepared to line-up for 10 hours and remain standing for+10… Was it worth it? TOTALLY WORTH IT.Fun times in line with Ray from BecauseCowsMakeDelicious!

First off: I would like to say I was in line behind one of my favorite alt. models/cosplayers, Cin’ Von Quinzel (on FB), and she looks as beautiful as she does on pictures. I was too out of it and shy to say anything. However, now I wish I had asked for a pic; She dressed as Mystique and she looked amazing. I really liked all the cosplayers I saw at the event- Bishop looked great, too.

In line we were given the new flavored Twinkies, pink and blue (which was the one I had), and RedBull– one of my favorite drinks ever… and yes, I know it’s pretty unhealthy, but oh-so-deelish! Thank goodness for that sweet nectar of the gods, it was the one thing that helped me stand and cheer for so long. YEAAAAAAHHH!

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The place “red” actually blue carpet was located in the Javits looked GREAT! From the huge X’s hanging from the ceiling to the huge screen projecting 3D images of the characters… the lights, the music, the people. It was all so beautiful. We got some swag (t-shirts and posters) and then it was trivia time with Skeery Jones from Z100- so much stuff signed by Hugh Jackman. Ray won a poster signed by him. Let’s say the questions were a tad off, but we had a great crowd that stuck by their own. I loved the spirit and sense of familiarity in the environment, I felt so happy being there!

I was too busy taking pictures of Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence to remember to ask them to sign my poster, but I did get Booboo Stewart’s and producer Lauren Shuler Donner’s. Wootsies!

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Turns out that the first 500 fans to get to the event would get complimentary badges to watch the movie that same day. I was dehydrated and thought I was going to crash and sleep through when I entered, but man, was I wrong. ITWASSOAWESOME! I won’t spoil it for anyone, but I need to say that it was just everything I hoped for and even more so, and I just couldn’t get enough of it. *hearts, winks, and all fangirl stuff* ❤

Ray and I wrote a report on the event for Bleeding Cool. You can read it here.

It was a perfect day with the perfect ending despite the little bumps, which is bound to happen on long days. As I write this I feel as if I’m reliving that day and it feels so great– I mean, nothing better than bitter morning coffee, yummy hotdogs, twinkies, fries, redbull, great company and a cast of the most dreamy and gorgeous people to make a day wonderful.

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Late Post: Free Comic Book Day 2014

9 May

Hello, you wonderful people!

This past Saturday I was able to attend FCBD for the 5th year in a row- and quite happy I did, actually. Out of all the FCBD’s I have attended this was the most organized and well-thought-out of them all.

The day of I managed to wake up at 4am, leave by 5am, and got to Midtown Comics at 6am– and there were like 10 people lined up already! They started at 8am, promptly, and I got my baggie and a kids one, too, along with Mouse Guard. I love those. In total there were about 24 comic books. I was quite happy and surprised that they did it outside; it cut down on the time and the hassle of having to go up and down the small set of stairs… Even though I did go upstairs because: who can miss out on going to Midtown Comics when you are right there to begin with? It is one of my favorite places in NYC ❤

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Part of the loot ❤

After the short trek, I headed to Forbidden Planet NYC- another favorite place in my beautiful city. There was already a line in which I was like no. 50 or so… They started moving around 9am and I kept seeing people walk out with this huge FPNYC bag. I was a tad worried I was not going to get one of those, and again I was happily surprised at how fast and organized the event was– not to mention mega-happy because I got a bag with like 60 comic books in it.

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After getting my bag I  stayed for Fred Van Lente’s signing which started at 10am- he had two comic books coming out for FCBD: PROJECT BLACK SKY and DEFEND COMICS. Then, I stayed for one more hour because at 11am Joe Mulvey was signing the FCBD edition of SCAM at 11am. I was second in line and hoping to be the first to answer a question Mulvey posted on twitter the night before in order to win an original piece of his artwork… imagine my sadness when the person who went first did. *tear* hahaha. Either way, though, I got to meet him and it was all wonderful.

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It was a wonderful day, truly, and I cannot wait to see what they will have in store for next year’s FCBD. Congratulations to both, Midtown Comics and Forbidden Planet NYC, for holding a fantastic and smooth event. ❤

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If you want a list of all the comics that were given away for FCBD this year, you can find it HERE at the FCBD website. Did any of you attend the event? What did you think?

Also, do not forget the GIVEAWAY I am hosting HERE. (:

SDCC 2014: I WILL be IN You! Mark your calendars…

10 Apr

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Hello beautiful people! I hope everyone is having a magnificent week. I have great news for you, all: I will be heading to San Diego Comic Con this year (July 24th-27th)– it will be my first time there! Of course, I am still crossing my fingers and planning so everything can actually happen, but I am so excited. I am hoping things go well so my dreams become a reality. I will give more details as it gets closer.

In order to pay for the rest of the expenses (trip, food, housing, …) I will be selling my artwork and taking commissions to raise funds for my budget, if anyone is interested feel free to contact me (nerdy.faery@gmail.com). I will be posting all pieces that are up for sale as soon as I am done photographing them, but here you have a sneak peak of a series I am currently working on (They are still WIP):

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Thank you so much, in advance- I would truly appreciate all the support I can get.

Life, Work… Shenanigans!

20 Mar

Hello World!

I have been writing, drawing, working, and going over things in my head to make this blog something solid– yet, here I am, with exactly what I started with.

So in the midst of a new rejection letter I decided to celebrate today: what if I just stop worrying so much about how things should and will be, why not just do? Why should I be worrying about things that are absolutely out of my grasp? Right?… I decided to keep doing my best to be someone in life, whatever that means and whoever that will be, and just enjoy the time I have in my hands and make the best use of it. *smiley face* It is harder than it should, since school conditioned me to feel as if there is something approaching the corner that I could never be ready enough for.

But enough about that. Since I don’t know how I can un-broaden everything I love and plan to talk about, why don’t I give you, guys, a glimpse of who I am and what lies inside this TARDIS brain of mine. I want to share with you the things I like and am passionate about, and, hopefully, hear what you like– your likes, suggestions on new things to try (keep it clean, guys! mind out of the gutter :p), new materials to read, DIY projects, whatever… So, here it goes… I dunno if I should make it a list or just a new paragraph.

I love art, as I believe you might have seen– from classics to cartoons; I love seeing artists draw known art/characters in their own style (you can check previous posts for preview). Umm… My passions are reading and writing and falling in love with fictional characters and worlds; my genre of preference is Fiction- Sci-Fi/Fantasy (which is my favorite genre to write as well), manga, comics/graphic novels (Sandman FTW!). I need drawing and coloring in my life, and love doing crafty things from origami to sculpting and sewing. I love cartoons and anime, I think I have seen over 40 animes (not sure if I should be ashamed). I won’t even go into movies and shows, let’s just say it is all within the same genre everyone would call geeky/nerdy. I am obsessed with unicorns, dragons, faeries and all sorts of mythical creatures and cute animals, hearts, stars, wings, rainbows, keys…

As almost every other person I like shopping, and collecting things I like, too. I love geeky handmade jewelry, which you will see me post about (shout-out to small businesses!), and clothing as well– though I am not a fan of clothes shopping. I love rambling about things I read and finding people to talk about them with.

So this is all that my world entails, many worlds, likes, and passions to explore.

The question is, what would you like to see? I have gotten messages to share my art, to share my collections… What do you, guys, like?

Do you like art? Stay tuned, I will be hosting giveaway from my Spooksieboo prints collection soon!! Everyone needs beautiful art in their life… as well as a tad of creepiness ❤

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Geek, out!
-NerdyFaery

NYCC Part 1: Swag Warning!

17 Oct

After much debating on how to start my rambles on Comic-con, I decided to break it down to different posts and today I will show off the swag. Just to warn you: most of my swag consists of books. I LOVE BOOKS! Which means: I couldn’t stay away from the publishers… except for when I had to go and cover panels.

Let me preface it, though, by saying that there were a couple of things I really REALLY wanted: Greg Horn‘s Star Sapphire Wonder Woman and Joker & Harley prints, the Super Saiyan Scouters (red specially), Sailor Moon FigureArts action figure (which I was not able to get *tears*), a couple of Michael Bank’s prints from Sugar Fueled, Amanda Conner‘s Ame-Comi Wonder Woman and the new Harley Quinn prints, and a Tony S. Daniel sketch among a few other things. But enough with this, here are the pics.

DAY #1 – THURSDAY

DAY 1
Books: Dark Currents by Jaqueline Carey, The Slanted Worlds (Obsidian Mirrors Book #2) by Catherine Fisher, Department Nineteen by Will Hill, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin, and a couple of samplers.

DAY 1- October 10th, 2013 (10)
Sailor Chibi Moon Poster that Kodansha Comics gave away ❤

DAY #2- FRIDAY

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(As you can see, I got the red Saiyan Souter, WOOTSIES!)
Books: Fated by Benedict Jacka, Marvel Comics: The Untold Stories by Sean Howe, Invasive Species by Joseph Wallace, Storm by D.J. MacHale, Dreamwalker by C.S. Friedman, Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer, Sanctum by Sarah Fine, and more samplers; and Divergent pins.

DAY 2- October 11th, 2013 (17) DAY 2- October 11th, 2013 (14)
NYCC 2013 Exclusive signed print by Tony S. Daniel & Kodansha Comics Sailor Moon Calendar Poster.

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UNITY #1 signed by Doug Braithwaite & Generation 1 Pokemon League Badges.

DAY #3- SATURDAY

DAY 3
Books: Touch of the Dark by Karren Chance, Wild About You by Kerrelyn Sparks, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Captive by A.D. Robertson– a Lemony Snicket shirt and Divergent stickers.

DAY 3- October 12th, 2013 (25) DAY 3- October 12th, 2013 (24)
Greg Horn‘s Wonder Woman Star Sapphire signed print & Amanda Conner‘s Harley Quinn signed print.
Still have to get Greg Horn‘s Whack a Frog Harley Quinn print as well as the Harley & Joker one, and Amanda Conner‘s Ame-Comi Wonder Woman print… They are next on my list! ^-^

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8 Mini-Prints from Sugar Fueled artist: Michael Banks. It was so hard to choose because I wanted them, all!

DAY 3 (1) DAY 3 (2)
#1 issue of PROTECTORS INC. signed by J. Michael Straczynski & ACTION PRESIDENTS: WASHINGTON, SPECIAL CHERRY TREE EDITION signed by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey.

DAY #4- SUNDAY

All books were for kids on Sunday, so I barely even got a preview of the WINX CLUB comics– it was a major bummer!

DAY 4
Sadly, I didn’t get to meet Tony S. Daniel in person, but someone was lovely and got him to sketch my #1 issue of SUPERMAN & WONDER WOMAN. (Same person that got me the print!) ❤ Thank you!

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CHOZEN promotional item they were throwing to the audience right after the panel– I still don’t know what it is for though.

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And I got to take a picture at the BLACK SAILS Starz booth– I really liked how it came out.

This was it for the swag file this year. I loved meeting the authors that were lovely enough to sign my copies and talk to me. They were all so sweet. I got to meet and talk to: Andrea Cremer, Erin Morgenstern (I just loove her writing), Sarah Fine, Joseph Wallace, and Sean Howe…

Also thanks Greg Horn and Dave (his assistant) for being so cool and making my Saturday so amazing- FANGIRL ACHIEVEMENT: UNLOCKED! I’m so happy I got to meet him and Amanda Conner, who is the sweetest artist ever! As well as Michael Banks from Sugar Fueled. Also got to talk to J. Michael Straczynski, Michael Golden, Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey, and Doug Braithwaite. Thank you so much for making my NYCC 2013 Fangirl experience so wonderful. ❤

Geek Out,
Nerdy Faery