Comic books are becoming more and more intertwined with digital (see our interview with DC Comics’ SVP of Digital, Hank Kanalz). Comics are now available in the digital format for the iPad and other mobile devices; comic book creation is now routinely accomplished with digital tools, from pencils to inks to colors; and web comics continue to pop up around the Internet.
This past weekend, Flightpath attended New York Comic Con 2011 at the Jacob Javits Center. We’re happy to share our photos from the getting-bigger-every-year event, which attracts retailers (both physical and online), comic book publishers, toy makers, movie studios and more. Enjoy the sights and weirdness that is New York Comic Con.
New York Comic Con gets very, very crowded. This year, however, the show was spread out over four days, and took up more of the convention center, which made for more space and a more enjoyable time. Still, if you ever go, count on getting jostled. A lot.
As you’ll see in this report, a big part of Comic Con is cosplay – costume play – with attendees dressing up as their favorite comic book, videogame, movie and TV characters. Many of the costumes are highly, if not shockingly, detailed. Here, Bumblebee from Transformers suits up.
Lots of movie promotion at Comic Con (except for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Rises, which honestly, will print money for Warner Bros. regardless of having a presence at these things). Here’s a life-size fake Spider-Man from Marvel‘s upcoming reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man.
Reallusion showed off iClone5, its very cool 3D animation software.
DC Comics was also, of course, a major presence at Comic Con, having dominated the news lately with its line-wide reboot, in addition to this week’s much-anticipated release of Batman: Arkham City for PS3 and Xbox360.
Flightpath favorite Threadless, makers of the greatest tees on Earth, were also present…
Jem is her name, no one else is the same. The classic ’80s cartoon is coming to DVD via Shout! Factory.
And that’s it! Hope you enjoyed our photos. If you went to Comic Con, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.