Even though costumed con goers may seem like the most camera-ready segment of comics culture, the creators of the funnybooks themselves seem to dig their own closeups now and again. It's a good thing too, because walking through C2E2's Artist Alley and assorted publisher booths might have made for a pretty bland experience if not for creators' uncanny ability to sense even the most candid photography equipment from afar.


After the jump, see what some of your favorite creators and other folks from around the industry got up to during C2E2's appointed hours of operation. It's almost like being there, only nobody can cut you in line for a ($6) Chicago-style hot dog in the food court.



Fans assemble at the Marvel booth




Dudes abiding



Webcomicamaraderie




Dennis Hopeless, Kevin Mellon and Jason Latour talk Neil Diamond (seriously)




Bob Layton at work




Steve Bird in Artist Alley



Frank Cho chats with fans




Terry and Rachel Dodson smile for the camera




Gene Ha sketching



Jeremy Haun working the pen




Justin Castaneda rocks a Superman hoodie




David King sits with "Oscar & Sid"




Tony Harris between signings




Jason Seiler hanging out



Ken Kooi and Tony Akins hanging out



Ray Park chats with a group of fans



Chris Samnee mugs it up between autographs




Dan Parent and his many markers


Sam Humphries signs "Fraggle Rock" posters promoting his upcoming FR story




Substituting hooch for H2O

Eric Jimenez hands off some swag



David Mack stands with "Kabuki" art at the ready



Alex Ross preps to sign



Mike Mignola interacts with a fan



David Finch rock'n an AC/DC tee



Steve and Tango of "Ghost Hunters"



Cliff Chiang flashes a smile



Zander Cannon (possibly thinking about drawing science)



Joshua Hale Fialkov talking "Tumor"



David Petersen signs at the Archaia booth



Fans mill about the DC booth



Dark Horse's booth gets paid some visits by fans



The Marvel booth from afar



Young Miss Piggy fans consult Boom! artist Amy Mebberson



The Top Cow booth at-a-glance



5:01 p.m. sharp on Sunday evening, the carpet started to roll.