If an author wishes to create a realistic world for his or her stories, it’s important to pay attention to the essentials of worldbuilding. If done well, it creates a more believable, lived-in world that sucks the reader in. But, as Terry Mancour explores in
While at Baltimore Comic-Con this year I came across Shea Fontana’s booth and was drawn in by super hero show that my daughters have watched and rewatched: DC Super Hero Girls. It turns out that she developed the series and also was a writer on
Tara Strong is right up there with Rob Paulsen as being a key voice of my childhood. She was in lots and lots of cartoons that I saw growing up. And she continues to work and is in lots of cartoons that my kids are
On the first day of Baltimore Comic-Con Dr. Christy Blanch, moderator extraordinaire and comic book author in her own right, led a panel spotlighting Brian K Vaughan’s work. Of course, the panel covered Saga, but it also covered Paper Girls, We Stand On Guard, and
This panel did a great job of explaining a lot of the ins and outs of breaking into comics. The biggest takeaways included: Everyone has a very different story about how they were able to break in. Don’t try to copy anyone else’s story, because
I’m working my way through the second Deadly Class hardcover in order to write a feature for this site and I have some plans to do some comparisons between the comic and the TV Show. In the meanwhile, I noticed that Image and SyFy (where
Here are the Cosplay photos I took this year. To save bandwidth, these are resized to a smaller size. If you would like a full-sized JPEG, comment below or send me an email.
I was incredibly impressed when I saw this steampunk Gotham group standing in line for the costume contest. The attention to detail was incredible! But I shouldn’t be surprised, because two of the members of the group were in the Peewee Herman cosplay group last
Kevin created a Hawkman costume and, like many of the others at the competition, was stretching his costuming skills to create it. Learn what he found difficult and what lessons he took from that. I will say I’m surprised that his attention to detail and
It was the headpiece that drew me to want to speak to Patrice about her Queen Amidala costume, but as we spoke, I came to learn how intricate the entire costume was. And I wasn’t the only one to find this costume amazing, as she
It’s always so neat to see the more tech-focused cosplay because it requires a whole extra level of work on top of the design work and costume design. This team created a Delorean to go along with their Doc Brown and Marty McFly costumes.
We discuss how 3D printing has changed the way cosplaying works.