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Planet Comicon 2014 Comic Creator Photos

Planet Comicon 2014 Photos
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Kansas City's Planet Comicon has steadily grown into what may be the biggest comics and pop culture convention in the Midwest. After spending several years in the Overland Park Convention Center, a mid-sized facility in a suburb of Kansas City, last year Planet Comicon moved to Bartle Hall, a much bigger facility in the heart of downtown. This year, the convention doubled in floorspace, drew cosplayers likes flies to vinegar, and brought in a litany of television and pop culture stars, including legendary rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, pretty much the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the puffy one himself, Sir William Freaking Shatner.

But this site is called ComicsAlliance, and what we really care about are the comics and the creators who make them. Click onwards for a sometimes-blurry Blackberry camera gallery of guests, friends, and artist alley residents of one of the fastest-growing cons in the country.

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Best Sequential Art Ever (This Week): Wilfred Santiago and Jeremy Haun

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The comic book, animation, illustration, pinup, mashup, fan art and design communities are generating amazing artwork of myriad styles and tastes, all of which ends up on the Internet and filtered into ComicsAlliance’s Best Art Ever (This Week). These images convey senses of mood and character — not to mention artistic skill — but comic books are specifically a medium of sequential narratives, and great sequential art has to be both beautiful (totally subjective!) and clear in its storytelling (not so subjective!). The words and the pictures need to work together to tell the story and create whatever tone, emotion and indeed world the story requires. The contributions of every person on a creative team, from the writer to the artist(s) to the letterers, are necessary to achieving a great page of sequential storytelling.

It is the special nature of comic books that we’re celebrating in this recurring feature: Best Sequential Art Ever (This Week).

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Link Ink: New ‘Peanuts’ Stories, Drinking ‘Dr. Who’ And Smaller-Scale ‘Street Fighter’ Figures

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Upcoming: Boom! Studios' Kaboom! imprint will launch an ongoing Peanuts series with a $1 #0 issue in November, followed by a #1 in January.

Gaming: iTunes customers in Japan can now download a demo for the upcoming Neon Genesis Evangelion rhythm game, Evangelion: Sound Impact. I'd play it for the theme song alone.

Movies: B. Clay Moore

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Win Dinner With Lloyd Kaufman at the San Diego Comic Con

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This July, Devil's Due Publishing, Inc. invites you to join the sick and twisted party that is Lloyd Kaufman Presents: The Toxic Avenger and Other Tromatic Tales; a one-shot original graphic novel (OGN) with160 full-color pages for $18.99 by the main Tromatic man

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