It’s been over 30 years since Cassandra Peterson first put on the shock horror punk make-up, gothic clothing and long black wig to become the legendary Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. Her army of fans span the globe, and generations of single teenage boys have grown up admiring her ample talents.
Kapow! is such a wonderfully embracing/encouraging environment where the guests speakers are often meeting people who in turn inspired them in their youth. Access to some of the worlds greatest artists was readily available, and there were many portfolios being nervously examined throughout the venue.
The first thing I saw when I got past the guys who check your tickets was a massive long queue of attendees. It took me a few moments to realise they were waiting in line to meet Star Wars hero Anthony Daniels (C3-PO) and maybe get an autograph.
I’ve been to conventions. Mostly comics. But I’ve also turned up at the occasional Science Fiction Convention and not a few Doctor Who Conventions over the years. This is my first time at Expo and nothing prepared me for the sheer scale of the thing.
Andreas England is a brilliant Swedish artist based in Stockholm. He has just finished a series of pictures humorously depicting the universal problem of growing old, but from that of a Superheroes perspective.
Steve Talkowski’s Sketchbot is not the sort of thing you will see poking out of a McDonalds Happy Meal, it’s a high quality, hand painted, limited edition piece of art (and far too good to let your kids play with). PLUS! We have one to give away.
Lego is becoming more creative and Arthur Sacek has devised a machine made almost entirely out of the stuff to make stunning 3D Models.
Spider-man, a Predator and Sonic the Hedgehog walk into a crowded room… welcome to the MCM Expo London 2011
Fresh from exhibitions in Tokyo and LA, Sydney based Artist Bei Badgirl is a bright prospect with all signs in her ascendancy.
The Portland based artist / illustrator / curator is a strange mixture of Russell Brand, Stan Lee and Charles Bukowski. He draws some pretty cool stuff, and then he colo(u)rs it in.
After a distinctly average run of Marvel / DC comic book adaptations recently, it feels like a return to the glory days of ‘Super’ films.
The first ever Kapow Comic Con was held in London last weekend, Steve Clarke was there to find out whether it could live up to the hype.
The first ever Kapow Comic-Con takes place this weekend in London and Flush the Fashion will be there to cover the event. Here is a quick look at some of the things happening over the two days…
Killing Nazi’s and getting the girl. All in a days work for Captain America, coming soon to a cinema near you.