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Pittsburgh Comicon ’09

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This past weekend was the ’09 Pittsburgh Comicon. This years big guest was Stan Lee. Sadly he was only on there on Saturday, and I was unable to attend the show until Sunday, so I missed the great one. However, I did meet some great artists that I want to share with you.

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I met Joe Dunn and Phil Chan who are two of the creators of the web comics published by Digital Pimp. They gave me a copy of their comic book Tales From the Pimp that is an anthology of their comics Free Lunch, Matriculated, Fish Tank Tango, and Retail Rage. Check out their site, I really enjoy the strip Joe Loves Crappy Movies. Each strip is a short humorous review of crappy movies.

You can learn more about their work at DigitalPimpOnline.com


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Geek Boy Press
Geekboy’s work is cartoon creations of pop-culture characters. He features his work in comics, t-shirts, and prints. I bought a Soundwave and Princess Leia small print from him.

You can learn more about their work at GeekBoyPress.com


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I didn’t get a chance to meet with Danielle Corsetto the creator of Girls With Slingshots. She produces a daily web comic that features two girls, a bar, and a talking cactus named McPedro.

You can learn more about her work at GirlsWithSlingshots.com


I also met Shawn Atkins and Seth Fronzoli, creators of Explorers of the Unknown. Shawn also produces the webcomic series Gello Apocalypse.

You can learn more about their work at Workshop13.net


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Other events at the show included a Quick Sketch that allowed you a chance to win their original artwork. (I didn’t win). The Star Wars Association of Pittsburgh sponsored a Creating Your Own Custom Figures and Props panel. On Sunday, a Costume Contest was held along with a martial arts demo from Taimak from The Last Dragon.

The Pittsburgh Comicon is not as big as some of the other city cons, but it is a great opportunity to meet some of your favorite comic book writers / artists. You can also meet some of the independent artists. The 2010 Pittsburgh Con was announced for April 23 – 25th. Early guest announcements include Nalini Krishan and Delmot Crowley from the Star Wars films, comic book artists Jim Balent and Monte Moore, and Margot Kidder.

You can get more information at PittsburghComicon.com


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