This weekend, we had the honor to experience and cover New York Comic-Con 2012 at the enormous and newly expanded Javits Center. Perhaps one of our favorite NYCC highlights was getting to explore the incredible Artist Alley, where artists show off their illustrations, meet fans and sell their work.
What follows is a highlight of our favorite Artist Alley finds, complete with literary theme. But you knew that was coming.
Mark Dos Santos – Crisp clean style with touches of Art Nouveau and a smattering of 1920′s pulp.
Daenerys and Drogo
Imaginism Studios – Artwork from Bobby Chiu, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland designer! The art definitely made up for… Everything about that film.
Sara Richard – Gorgeously stunning Art Nouveau watercolors plus dinosaurs! In addition to an amazing style, Sara is also a giant sweetheart who freelances for Hasbro.
Squire Sword – More chibi characters but printed out and added to a foam core stand with detachable magnetic base! You can literally buy your cosplayed self.
Drake Tsui – Super stylized anime-esque artwork from some of our favorite fandoms. And Scott Pilgrim.
Chris Uminga – Creepy comic characters/creatures with sad expressions and eery eyes that melt your heart.
If only we had artistic talent! If you need me, I’ll bewailing my inability to use pens properly.