NYCC 2012 Artist Alley Recap

The NY Anime Fest melded into the bigger NY Comic Con this year, so I got a table in the the big fat NYCC Artist Alley. It was huge and there were over 550 artists, each of them super talented. It was super hectic and busy that I didn’t have time to check out the show floor…I actually should have done that on Thursday because people basically just walk around that day and it’s the least crowded. Only looked at a few of the tables at Artist Alley because I’m just really intimidated by all their awesomeness.

Also, a big thank you to anyone who stopped by or bought anything, if you’re reading this! I apologize if I appeared to be flustered or rude…there were just way too many people and I’m just not used to it. I’m sorry and thank you!

Here is a picture of the booth I shared with my friend Evelyn L. She draws pretty anime girls. She made tons of new artwork this year. This picture was taken on Sunday and the booth is a bit different than when it started.

Here is some of the cool stuff that I got. The two cute little people are Vocaloid character

cell phone straps that Evelyn made. She has 16 different characters so if you’re interested in getting one, go check out her dA for more information!

The Meelo button is by Sara Ho, or ohmonah. The little happy swimming kid is her business card and I really liked the image. I didn’t get to meet her but this really nice dude that hung out at our table got one for me. Thanks so much man!! You told me your name but I don’t remember it, anymore….but thank you! The little Iron Man is from my friend who got him in a blind box but didn’t like him. I like how there is a little face on his chest.

Our table was Z16, which was all the way in the back of the room in the corner, but that was okay because we had super awesome and amazing neighbors. They did killer commissions and had beautiful prints, all of stuff that I really like. The print of the lady and lion is by Cryssy Cheung – she does vector illustrations of beautiful ladies, and also graphic design! The Cowboy Bebop print, Chun Li and Cat Woman bookmarks are by Stacey Lee. I love how she draws characters…so pretty. The badass Link vs Ganondorf watercolor and the postcards below are by Ricardo Lopez Ortiz…he has a really cool drawing style and I really like how he colors.

I also finally mustered the courage to talk to Bobby Chiu and Kei Acedera from Imaginism Studios – I’ve been a big fan of their work for years. It was after seeing them for the first time in 2009 that I decided to start doing art seriously. I bought their Pieces of Wonderland book.  The blue book is Zoo, by Lisk, an artist from China and I just love her work so much…she is simply amazing.

All in all, NYCC was really tiring and stressful, but also exciting a lot of fun. I got to know a bunch of really cool people, and see some others that I haven’t seen in since high school. I hope to see everyone again next year, with a brand new bunch of artwork. Cheers!