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Comic-Con 2014, July 24-27thLet's talk Comic-Con in San Diego, California, USA
(official poster by Artgerm)
(many thanks to makepictures for MOST of the photos in this article)
This year at #SDCC, we brought the Thunder!
DeviantArt's Artists' Alley, and take a look at our Superstars of DeviantArt, We
The Fandom and Fan Art Law PII panels. The first appearance of FELLA, the launch
of MILK FOR THE UGLY to riveting success, and my girlfriend o-KOUKLA-o inspired,
scared and twisted Comic-Con as The Joker with her friend Diana as Bane!
The DeviantArt / Madefire Preview Night Party!Thunder wasn't all we brought, we also brought Madefire to the creator world during this
con, and here's the party that kicked that off! Wait, is that a line around the block?
Fo-ffo-ff-fo-fOR DAYS, Jr.!!! The Madefire crew, a DevMeet, the SDCC Artists' Alley,
... And the killer company.
^ fella, Cloud9hoodie, then a rare photo of spyed and the lovely LaurenKitsune!
^ RARE SUPERSTAR MOMENT! DeviantArt's Stanley ' Artgerm ' Lau
and the MEGA POPULAR Alice X. Zhang, aka alicexz !!!!!!!!!!!!
^ Check out marioluevanos & xraystyle !!!
^ spyed and CEO/Co-Founder of Madefire, BenWolstenholme reviewing the stunning
work of a deviant who goes by the name of Zirngibl We were riveted. A true highlight of
the evening to meet such a talented woman. Check out her work she is seriously one of
my new absolute +Favorite artists. +Watch, +Love. And you'd be silly if you weren't
+Watching BenWolstenholme ... surely you realize this.
^ Awww... ladies and gentlemen, the lovely Keight123 on the left photo/right side
with her friends, and madizzlee & bittygirla
^ Say hello to our kick ass tattoo stencilers!
^ Is that the infamous Uwe Maurer, CEO of ArtRage ? We love your natural painting
software, Mr. Maurer! Thanks for coming!
DeviantArt Presents ... Milk for the Ugly, on Madefire!We're very, very proud to Present this motion book on many, many levels. Our first major
hit with MADEFIRE from the community, but that's only the beginning. This is now
the #1 Motion Book on the Madefire platform. Greater viewership than Batman,
My Little Pony, Transformers and all other titles found right here on DeviantArt right
along side our very own vesner & akreon's Milk for the Ugly.
^ vesner & akreon, authors of the BRILLIANT Milk for the Ugly motion book get
glomped by our very own damphyr from the upcoming We The Fandom series that's
as of now un-announced. Whoops.
Stats? As of today with the Book & Article combined:
The world is changing. Creators are directly in charge. And Milk for the Ugly is the
spark on DeviantArt that Madefire.
But don't take it from me, let's ask the media!
- The Escapist
"Milk for the Ugly Gets Read 400,000 Times in Four Days,
Kicks Batman and Pony Butt. Best Motion Comic to Date?"
- Bleeding Cool
"In conjunction [with] DeviantArt, [Madefire] rolled out its
Web-based Creator Tool, letting individual artists and authors
create new stories that can be published on the Web within minutes."
- The Next Web (TNW)
"Madefire [is] rolling out the ability for creators
and publishers to produce what it calls "print books" --
straightforward digital comics with conventional
page layouts and no multimedia frills."
- Fast Company
Fella Makes a GRAND Entrance!For the first time ever....... Introducing.... FELLA!!!
DeviantArt Artists' Alley 2014
together in your mind from all the pieces here, you'll appreciate the beauty
of what is happening in Artists' Alley. Please be sure to read my past journal
about this alley called: The Love that Binds SDCC's Artists' Alley. A million
thanks, and all our love to clydene - always!
techgnotic who is standing next to me here, we couldn't pull off Artists Alley each
year. SO, a great big thank you to both makepictures and techgnotic - Always
amazing, always a pleasure.
^ Ahh... There's makepictures on the left! We're just getting warmed up.
I sincerely want you to see how packed the Alley was this year. But in an epic fail,
we didn't actually capture many long or wide shots this time around. If you were at
the con and you nabbed some, please link them for us! Yikes!!!! This video I took
is pretty much the only one. Sorry it's not that great!
^ LiamSharp - Chief Creative Officer for Madefire.
Truly a gentleman and a scholar. Here he tells us the ways of life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness ... in bed!
Quite seriously, Liam's contributions to the DeviantArt community recently absolutely
astound me. Perhaps one of the most important conversations happening on
DeviantArt, and easily the most important conversation happening in the entire
comic book industry is the one that is happening right now on LiamSharp's Journal.
Go to his Journal and start with a post written on June 4th titled, "I Got Angry."
Engage in the dialog. Read what people are saying in response. Why? Because if
you want to be on the bleeding edge of storytelling, LiamSharp is the key to the door
of the future.
^ My kick ass girlfriend o-KOUKLA-o who scared the hell out of everybody with our
friend Diana Rios as Bane. Aren't they lovely? I think so.
^ Ahh, the love of my life.
Mr. BenWolstenholme drawing the ladies during the Madefire Cosplay sketching
hour! WAIT A MINUTE, WHO'S THAT OTHER GUY?
What up madizzlee & Cloud9hoodie - Srsly hardcore.
techgnotic, merhej and I. bittygirla, LaurenKitsune and a rare recent shot of
Heidi and I!
madizzlee is a badass Link! While LaurenKitsune Cosplays as Isabela from
Dragon Age 2!
Thank you wacom for providing Cintiq's for deviants to use at the 'Con! We also had
our very favorite autodesk-sketchbook running on all machines with the lovely and
inspiring reneedicherri from Autodesk hanging out in case anyone had questions!
^autodesk-sketchbook in action!
BTW the NEW Sketchbook is out, and I'm just insanely in love with it. Worth your
time to check it out or to upgrade your copy! autodesk was with us in Artists Alley
this year and the artists using their software were just raving about it.
It's a new day in the digital arts! Go autodesk-sketchbook go!
^ Cosplay ALL DAY, EVERYDAY!
^ This dude was rockin'!
^ Well aren't these the cutest kids at the Con! Especially Lily.. errr I mean the
one in the middle! Errr.. I mean the random kids we took photos of!
Our Kick-Ass Comic-Con Panels
around a wonderful thing that we're very proud to provide for Comic-Con each year!
WE THE FANDOM
audience. They're so sweet, charming, lovely and full of fandom! And not to mention,
these wonderful ladies are coming soon to a Today page near you!
THE SUPERSTARS OF DEVIANTART
In order, THE LiamSharp, vesner, akreon, spyed, techgnotic, yuumei
BREAK INTO DIGITAL COMICS USING THE MOTION BOOK TOOL
BenWolstenholme LiamSharp nunyerbidniss
along with davegibbons (most notably known for The Watchmen.)
and vesner / akreon (Milk for the Ugly)
Unfortunately as of this writing I don't have any photos for two of the panels,
I will be updating once I do. They are the FANS, LOVE, AND THE LAW panel,
and the MAYA 3D MODELING SOFTWARE ft. FELLA panel. They were great!
Party!What else happened??
Is that the legendary Kim Jung Gi?
Artgerm says that he just can't stand this guy because there is simply nothing
to learn from him. he explains; how can you learn when Kim Jung Gi simply
walks up to a blank canvas, and draws an entire world without any process at all!
he sees his drawing in his mind, and he puts it to paper directly. there is no
process! you can't learn when there is just genius, and no process! - great point.
And I hear he may be joining DeviantArt soon, so you can be marveled and learn
nothing from him other than f34r of true, raw, hardcore deviousness. muahaha
It was an honor to meet you, sir! we hope you will join our community and offer
whatever you are willing, to our humble and loving home of DeviantArt!
Speaking of Artgerm - Check out the key-art for the Comic-Con campaign that he
made for us. A few weeks back, it topped the Popular 24 hour charts when
he posted this:
^ Is that CliffyB? Mr. Cliff Bleszinski? THE Design Director of UNREAL TOURNAMENT
and the entire UNREAL franchise? And if that isn't enough, the GEARS OF WAR
franchise? Check out our visit to Epic Games from a few years ago with the now
super famous rebel princess Meg Turney! techgnotic notic and I kinda spaz out over GOW.
^ ARTofANT in the house!!</u>
Thanks for reading.
Deviousness for life,