By IrishX 18 Comments
A couple weeks ago my family and I attended the Boston Comic Con. It was our first big con drawing an estimated forty thousand fans. The big names there were Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Adam Kubert, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mark Waid, Eric Powell, Tim Bradstreet, Jeff Smith, Clay Mann as well as celebrity guests Jason Momoa, Sean Astin, Jewel Staite, and James Marsters. There were many more great guests but I can't go listing everyone.
This year my daughters and I decided to start sketchbook collections. The first picture I got in my book was by artist Mike Lilly who I asked to draw a picture of Khal Drogo from the show Game of Thrones. I thought it would be cool to have a sketch done and then get Jason Momoa to sign it. Well Jason thought the art was awesome and asked if he could take a picture of it himself. My family are all big Goonies fans and it was also really huge for us to get Sean Astin to sign a replica map we have as well.
Along with the Mike Lilly Drogo I also got a few more sketches in my book. Tim Bradstreet said he didn't commission sketches but he would sketch me something on the down low and I slipped him my book. Later I picked it up from him with an awesome Constantine sketch. I love seeing different artists takes on one of my very favorites Hellboy so I got some really sick sketches done by Keron Grant and Atomic Robo artist Scott Wegener.
I was lucky enough to get Adam Kubert to sign my copy of Wolverine 300 which is just one of my all-time favorite covers. Funny how I struggled with which one thing to bring to have him sign and then I end up in line by someone who had him sign literally hundreds of items. Eric Powell signed my Goon 10th anniversary sketch variant and even did a quick little Goon Head sketch on the cover as well. I also got a commission done by Clay Mann to do a $25 head sketch but he never showed up on Sunday. I'm probably going to have to just take that loss. (Update: I received the sketch done by Clay Mann in the mail. Thanks for the wonderful Wolverine head sketch Clay!)
We enjoy cosplaying and I was planning on attending as Moon Knight but there were costume malfunctions and I was only able to cosplay as him for a couple hours on the first day. I did Rorschach again like at our local con last year. My daughters went in new costumes as Android 18 from Dragonball Z and Hit-Girl from Kick-Ass. They also went as the Raven and Dark Phoenix costumes they had from our local con. There were some really great costumes all over and you could see a lot of work was put into some of them. Check out the gallery...
Boston Comic Con 2014 was really fun and we are definitely thinking about going again. I'll keep improving on the MK costume but I'm also planning a steampunk Daredevil thing after so hopefully that will work out. The girls have mentioned Harley and Ravager for their next costumes. Thanks for checking out our trip. Hope you enjoyed it and maybe we'll see you there next year!