Met up with a few cosplayers today.
More coming soon.
Met up with a few cosplayers today.
I finally got a chance to go to my first Comic Con; was planning on making my first San Francisco Comic Con, but found out about Hydra Comic Con several days ago and decided to hit this one first. Although I set in on some of the panels and discussions, I really went for the cosplayers, to see some dope costumes and photograph some of them. It was fun and I managed to get some nice photos, some not so nice as I would have liked.
Next time I'll have to remember to grab my business cards before I leave the house so I have something to hand to the people I shoot; it was awkward just taking some of the pictures and just saying "Okay. Thank you." and not being able to give them something to remember where to look for them at later. Hopefully some of them find them through Instagram hashtags.
Prior to actually visiting a comic book store a little over a year ago, I assumed that comic books were simply Batman, Spider-Man, and large eyed Anime characters. About three months ago I asked for a suggestion from the guy at the comic book shop I frequent weekly, Cape & Cowl Comics, and ended up picking up the first volume of an Image Comics book, "The Wicked + The Divine". If you really know me, you know I'm super into gods and religion based things, although I am the furthest from being a religious person. And the idea of gods from different mythologies who come back every 90 years, inhabit the bodies of teenagers, do their thing to influence the time for two years, then die (repeat) is cool as fuck to me.
They were already four volumes in when I discovered the series, so that first month was me going in the store every Saturday to pick up the next volume. But once I finished volume 4 I was stuck waiting for two months for the next volume to drop (being that I've only bought single issues of the Riri Williams "Invincible Iron Man" series, plus I couldn't get my hands on all of the previous singles physically). I finally got to get caught up on the series yesterday.
This is possibly the best comic book series I've read so far, and I'm currently reading multiple Marvel character series (Kamalah Khan's Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales' Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Silk, Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, and Invincible Iron Man/Ironheart), as well as two other Image series (The Beauty, Nailbiter, and I Hate Fairyland). If I had to recommend any book for someone who hasn't read a comic book in their life (which I did last night) or someone who has, I'd immediately yell at them to read this. It's a must read.
Can we get a two season Netflix series?
This past Saturday (May 6th) was Free Comic Book Day 2017, and I decided to go out to my local comic book shop, Cape & Cowl Comics, and offer the owner my services for a few hours and shoot the event.This being my first FCBD I wasn’t sure what to expect, and this being the store’s second FCBD they weren’t sure how much bigger the turn out was going to be compared to last year’s. It was pretty good. The shop isn’t that big so it was kind of hard for me to move around to shoot, but I did what I could and I think I got a few good photos out of the day. This is only a few. I dropped the rest off to Eitan at Cape & Cowl yesterday, so go check out their Instagram (@capecowlcomics) and Facebook page (Cape & Cowl Comics) to see more as he posts them.
Also, hit up their website, www.capeandcowlcomics.com, and stop by the store if you’re in the Bay Area (1601 Clay Street, Oakland, CA).