As you may have heard, I went to Toronto this weekend for the aptly named Toronto ComiCon. Kim gave a full run-down of our adventure at the convention in a post yesterday, that you can read all about here. As with any convention, there was a large area filled with vendors, called Artist Alley, selling all kinds of art prints, books, and other geeky items, as well as artists from the comic book industry doing signings and commissions. There was a lot of cool stuff that I would have liked to have bought but alas, I am not made of money. Here is the loot that I did end up with.
Zenyatta by Chasing Artwork
Overwatch is an obsession of mine so I went into Artist Alley knowing I wanted to pick up some sort of Overwatch artwork. Ultimately, this picture of one of my favorite support heroes, Zenyatta, by Chasing Artwork won out.
One Piece Wanted Poster (Limited Edition) by Foiled Art
One Piece is my favorite anime, so when I saw a One Piece piece (heh) at Foiled Art’s stand, I had to stop for a look. They have copies of this piece made with both gold foil and silver foil. However, special for the Toronto ComiCon, they made a handful of limited edition prints with both gold and silver foils. Guess which one I bought?
Logan and Laura by Vince Sunico
This picture of Logan and Laura by Vince Sunico was one of my “maybe” picks. As I said, there were so many pieces of artwork that I would have loved to have left the convention with. I had to limit myself and after I bought two pieces I absolutely knew I wanted, I kept a mental list of potential pieces that I might want to take home and then chose one of them. This was that one.
Ariel and Mulan by Deena Pagliarello
As you may know, I come from a very Disney-obsessed family. And as much as I would love to say these two pieces from Deena Pagliarello are for me, they are not.
Tony Harris Autograph
I knew comic artist Tony Harris would be at the convention, so I brought my issue of C-3PO, a one-shot issue he illustrated, with me and asked him to sign it.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe Blu-Ray from Raven Banner
I’m not the biggest fan of horror films. Since starting this blog, I have found there are only a few sub-genres I really don’t mind watching. At first, I didn’t plan on purchasing this film. However, after a fun conversation with the guys in the Raven Banner booth, I decided to pick it up.
Remy’s Dilemma by Andrew Snook
Kim was the one who initiated our conversation with the book’s author, Andrew Snook. His personality and passion for his writing was infectious. His enthusiasm is the sole reason I bought this. Not to mention the author’s beautiful name. 😉 I’m excited to get started reading this soon.
Ultimate Nerd and Assassin’s Creed Ties by Geektory
The Assassin’s Creed tie initially caught my eye at the booth for Geektory. Once I started looking, I knew I wanted their tie made from the Ultimate Nerd print as well, so I channeled my inner Pawn Stars and negotiated a price for the both of them. Their ties are hand stitched so I know a lot of love and effort went into creating these. I can’t wait to wear them around my geeky friends. Fun fact: the artist who designed the Ultimate Nerd print was also in Artist Alley. She squealed when she saw me holding the tie and asked where I got it. I pointed her towards Geektory’s booth and she zoomed off. I don’t know what happened after that, but I like to think I helped create a new friendship.
Legend of Zelda Bleached T-Shirt
I’m really upset at myself because I didn’t get the name of the man who created this shirt. He had several cool designs, including BB-8 and the Deathly Hallows, that I was looking at. As Kim would be able to tell you, The Legend of Zelda is my favorite game series. So in the end, I chose the Zelda shirt over the others.
And that’s it! A pretty good haul I would say. What caught your eye?
Until next time, cheers!