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


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.

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