It may be called Study Group, but publisherZack Soto is ready for Spring Break! Although instead of traveling to Palm Springs to try to get on MTV's The Grind, he's staying in his native Portland, Oregon to raise funds for a slate of new print editions including Farel Dalrymple's It Will All Hurt #2, a square-bound collection of Sam Alden's Haunter, Study Group Magazine #3D and more.
Known in the world of comics as the publisher of Study Group Comics, creator of The Secret Voice and an all around fixture in not only Portland, Oregon's lively comic book community but also the small press at large, Zack Soto has recently extended his creative ambitions into the world of toys. Designing, sculpting, casting and painting limited runs of resin figures based on his own comic book creations is a labor of love. For as difficult as it is to get started in the comics world, it's even tougher to set out into the realm of plastic 3D characters. This week at New York Comic Con 2013, Soto is set to unveil his latest batch of resin Rock Trolls and Ghost Grunts. ComicsAlliance got in touch with the comic book and toy creator to learn more about the plastic-paved road that lead him to this year's show, and what he's got in store for 2014 and beyond.
Where some conventions skew more toward pop culture than comic books, this past weekend's Emerald City Comicon 2013 stocked Seattle with hundreds of prominent creators from every corner of the medium. ComicsAlliance
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If one look at Zack Soto's superpowered beings makes you think that he would have been a good fit for a Kramers Egot volume, that's probably because he's already been in one. He also received an Ignatz Award in 2003 for his own anthology Studygroup12 #3. Soto's got a rea
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