5/27/2017

Five Points Festival 2017, Part 3

Part one: http://themastergio.blogspot.com/2017/05/five-points-festival-2017-part-1.html
Part two: http://themastergio.blogspot.com/2017/05/five-points-festival-2017-part-2.html 

The lovely and cool as fucking hell comic-book artist Ashley St. Lawrence (below) had a booth at artist alley at Five Points Festival. There, she had a bunch of her work on-hand, including the indie comic Comare, which she was awesome enough to hand out free copies of its first issue.

Legendary artist Joe Staton was also handing out and autographing comics. In this case, it was Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome. You can see him signing the copy that I got from him in the pic to the left.


I absolutely love Chrissie Zullo's art! She had some really cool pieces at the con.

One of my absolute favorite booth's was the one belonging to the lovely Kasey Tararuu, AKA One-Eyed Girl. She is such an AMAZING artist and had some of the coolest work on display at the con. Her figurines are so freaking awesome, funny, and cute. Not only is she uber talented and pretty, but she is also super friendly in person. She was all smiles and laughs with us and was a pleasure to visit and see her art.
Be sure to check out her site, https://oneeyedgirl.com/ for all of her awesome work!

Over at the Quiver Cosplay booth, I met the gorgeous Cassandra Lynn. She was cosplaying as Harley Quinn and showing off the cool cosplay props that the company makes and sells. I also got to pose with her for some cosplay pics. I just wish that there had been more cosplayers at this con!
Anyway, be sure to check out their cool props at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiverCosplay
 

Let us end with some random coolness from Five Points Festival:


And, that is the last part of my coverage from Five Points. I have one more interview from this con, which should be up super soon. But, overall, I loved this con, and I cannot wait till next year's edition.

That being said did any of you go? And, if so what did you think about it? Also, if you are a cosplayer and went why did you not cosplay, or do you have any clue why so few cosplay was on hand? Let me know your thoughts and answers in the comments section below.

5/25/2017

(Video) An Interview with Amy Chu at Five Points Festival 2017

At Five Points Festival, I got to interview comic-book writer Amy Chu. She was very friendly and talkative. We got chat about her work on the Red Sonja and Kiss comics (both of which are put out by Dynamite Comics) and lots more.
Check out in the video below:
 

All photography by myself.
Video shot by Ken Pierce of PiercingMetal.com
Video edited by Negative Pop.

5/24/2017

Five Points Festival 2017, Part 2



I got to see and meet John Holmstrom, a legendary artist who has worked with The Ramones. His work within the punk world is classic and iconic! I absolutely loved the pieces that were on display/ sale. He, himself, was very friendly and amicable.

Miaw Comic had some very cool and cute figurines and plushies. Their company is French Canadian and if you're a cat person, you will absolutely LOVE what they do! They even have poop kitties! 

 
 How can you not love poop, with cat ears and pentagram eyes?!

I absolutely LOVED the art of Mike Capprotti! He had some really cool pieces for sale, like the Deadpool Corps one that he is holding up in the pic, below. As a dog lover and Deadpool fan, for me it is everything!

Some of the most fun and funny art, at the con, came courtesy of Alex Solis. His parodies of various pop culture stuff is fucking awesome! And, is just so damn talented! I bought his Baby Terrors book which has kawaii versions of popular horror characters like Freddy, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Jason, the Alien xenomorph, Dracula, etc. He signed it for me, of course.
 Trump is actually Mr. Burns! That explains everything! This fucking rules, by the way!
 Pokeball stickers! And, yes that is Jigglyuff''s testicles! 
You can see the coloring book I bought above. It is the brown colored book with big eyes that is to the right of the pic.

And, now for some random coolness:
 Quicksliver from ''The X-Men''' movies! One of the few cosplays that I saw at the con.

Last, but most certainly not, below is the lovely Emily Ree and her Anarchy Dreamers comic. I really liked her cute and cool style of comic-book art! For more on her comic, be sure to go here: http://anarchydreamers.com/

To be concluded... 

5/22/2017

Five Points Festival 2017, Part 1

On Sat, May 20, 2017, I attended the first day of a brand new, annual convention called Five Points Festival at Pier 36, NYC. This new event had a very fun and more relaxed and intimate feel than many of the larger comic cons. Devoid of celebrity guests, it focused more on comics, and even more on toys making this a wonderful experience, especially for those who are just looking for a kick ass and yet chill con experience. My only really complaint is the heavy lack of cosplay. There was hardly anyone who did it. But, I did cosplay as the Punisher, which I had not since Oct. Anyway, on to some of my favorite things that I saw at the con.
 
The gruesome statues you see above are from a collaboration between James Groman and Instinctoy. King Corpse has too be one of the coolest things I have ever seen. As a lifelong horror and monster fan, a zombified version of King Kong is everything!

The Sectaurs are coming back via a kickstarter. They are returning courtesy of their creator Tim Clarke and Tim Clarke Toys. I LOVED the Sectaurs as a kid! The cool bug toys are some of the best of the 80s, but are sadly underrated. Regardless, this campaign will have a special place in my heart. He also had some of his other toys on display.
 
One of my favorite things that I saw at Five Points has to be the oh so very cool, imganitive, and cute, work from The Naughty Rabbit. Hand crafted by the lovely and talented Elizabeth Holmes, these adorable bunny figurines cover a bunch of pop culture characters. They range through Star Wars, Back to the Future, The Guardians of the Galaxy, horror characters (both modern and classic Universal), and more. They are so fucking awesome! It is clear that she puts a lot of care and time into her work. She also does commissions. My favorite, in case you are wondering were Chewbaca and the Gillman from Creature from the Black Lagoon. Be sure to follow her on her Facebook, for more: https://www.facebook.com/rabbitashes/

Another truly awesome booth was House of Darkly. They had hand made plush dolls by the lovely and super talented Anne Kirn. She was on hand with her mom at the show. Both were very sweet and courteous, and I just loved her work! While, I was present she was busy making a specially fluffy guy (right). My favorite of her, has to be the Craft Beer, which you can see her holding up in the directly below pic. Be sure to go to her site for more info: https://twitter.com/house_of_darkly
 
 
 
 
The last booth that I will be talking about today is DC Collectibles. They had a couple of cool and highly stylized upcoming statues of iconic DC comics heroes and villains, including Catwoman, Batman, Superman, the Joker, and Harley Quinn.

 
 
 
 

To be continued...