what makes Comic Con special… part 2

I’ve been a big fan of trades between artists/vendors ever since a women selling scroll-work goods made the suggestion to me. It’s a way for artists to get something new using their skills, which seems so much cooler than paying for it in the conventional way. And I picked up a lot of pieces at Comic Con.
The reason you aren’t getting picture of my art wall is because I’ve only found frames for half the pieces so far.
This Portal print was sitting exactly where I could see it an aisle across. And it was calling to me. Never mind that I’ve never played Portal (although I do listen to the soundtrack). But now I am going to have to.IMG_0649Another piece from the same artist. Unfortunately I did a really bad job of keeping track of who I got each picture from, so I can’t even link to half the artists.  IMG_0657 This steampunk picture is made from old photographs, most of which come from Winnipeg. You can find more of Kevin Fawley’s work here IMG_0651 I love the colour on this one. I didn’t see the child hiding in this woman’s skirt until the third or fourth time I looked at the picture.IMG_0652  The glass makes this one look a lot softer than it actually is – the colours are far less muted in real life.IMG_0656  I was specifically looking for art that wasn’t comic-booky, and I though I succeeded with pretty much every piece I bought, this one is the furthest from a comic book that I found.  More of Sam Secter here.IMG_0648As well as my plethora of prints, I also picked up a mocking-jay pin. While I’m not the most die-hard Hunger Games Fan, I do love things that come straight from a movie, as opposed to inspired by items.  IMG_0655As much as I love trades, and wish I could do more of them, I can’t imagine what life would be like if we went back to the barter system.

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