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.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we've created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it's new, some of it's old, some of it's created by working p
If you think you're fed up with the ghastly state of Hollywood horror, mystery and science fiction, where vampires are sunbathed supermodels with perfect skin and wolfmen are traffic-stopping adonises with chiseled abs -- and where everything else pretty much just sucks too -- then you should ask the real movie monsters how they feel. A werewolf, a c
If you like your comics art with the bustling expansiveness of a Heavy Metal story and swollen shapes carved out in crosshatching along the lines of Howard Cruse or Joshua Cotter's comics, try taking a hit off of Buster Moody's work. Whether
In the world of Screamland, Hollywood isn't always kind to its movie monsters. It's cheaper to create a CGI beast than to nourish prima donnas with fangs and fur, after all. So when an invisible b-movie legend is found quite visibly murdered at a fantasy convention, it's up to his equal
We're equally entertained and disturbed when troubled starlets and maniacal (ex) sitcom stars go off the deep end. But no mere mortal's missed court date, botched rehab or other sort of meltdown can compare to the depravity of Screamland's Wolf M
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