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Comic-Con: Day 1

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 2:14 AM by Heidi:iconheidi:
San Diego Comic-Con Day 1 is winding down to such wee hours, some sticklers might call it “Technically A Few Moments Into Day 2.” But we live by the belief that new days don’t technically start until after you’ve fallen asleep, and all of the deviantART staff in attendance are still buzzing with energy after such an amazing first day on the convention floor.

For those of you unable to make it to San Diego, allow us to paint a picture for you.


Try not to get hypnotized as our deviantART signage spins from the convention ceiling!

The first thing you see as you walk in the door (provided you walk in at door G) is the radiant deviantART band of hope hanging from the ceiling like a beacon for artists and art lovers to join their devious brethren at the mecca of creativity: Artists’ Alley.

Like last year, deviantART is sponsoring the alley, offering comic artists comfy seats, slick carpeting, deviantART swag, and the contentment that comes from knowing how awesome deviantART thinks they are.

We've provided not one, but two huge display screens streaming art from artists within Artists' Alley -- one showcasing portrait-style art, the other rotated to feature landscape. The displays, measuring roughly 11 feet wide, are hung from the convention ceiling right over the alley for all to see, beckoning everyone to come closer and meet these legends in person.


endosage and mattdanna prepare the booth.

The deviantART booth itself features kiosks with chairs for weary walkers -- and not the undead kind or those from Westeros. Six of the kiosks feature iMacs and Intuos tablets, ready for anyone who wants to play with deviantART muro. The seventh kiosk features a 24-inch Cintiq where newbies and pros alike can enter into the digital artist’s playground that is so much fun, it frequently requires a wipe-down after patrons and staff alike drool on it in amazement.


It didn’t take long for artists to flock to our humble corner and let their imaginations run wild. Darke-Imp and her friend took a few minutes to whip up a devilish Dante from the video game “Devil May Cry.”


mejia29 stood by this piece he called “one of the best things he’s ever made,” and we were honored to be right there for the historic moment.


Comic-Con wouldn’t be complete without sassy Marvel characters, so xashe drew us one of the craziest of them all: Deadpool.


MarceloBriseno stopped by Artists’ Alley again this year to whip up a quick “Empty Skull” portrait, and it looks amazing.


It's Franchesco!

One of our favorite things about walking through the alley and talking to the artists is that they each have a story. They each had a dream they pursued and the perseverance to hone their talent, and it’s truly an inspiration to all of us. There are many paths that they may have taken to end up in the alley, but the looks on their faces when a fan comes up for an autograph or to purchase some original art is so awe-inspiring and motivational, it reminds us staffers why deviantART loves Artists’ Alley.


danlev agrees!  Comics are art.

Day 1 is coming to a close (we still haven’t gone to bed yet! It’s still Day 1!), and we can barely wait to get going on Day 2. Who knows what the future will hold? More comic book purchases? New, awesome panels to attend? A shy deviant quietly creating a breathtaking masterpiece on deviantART muro as a crowd looks on in awe? Well, we can tell you that ALL OF THESE THINGS WILL DEFINITELY HAPPEN, but you’ll have to tune in to our next Journal to see just how they go!

~Heidi and LaurenKitsune


Read more:
Comic-Con: Day 1
Comic-Con: Day 2
Comic-Con: Day 3
Comic-Con: Day 4


San Diego Comic-Con Day 1 is winding down to such wee hours, some sticklers might call it “Technically A Few Moments Into Day 2.” But we live by the belief that new days don’t technically start until after you’ve fallen asleep, and all of the deviantART staff in attendance are still buzzing with energy after such an amazing first day on the convention floor. For those of you unable to make it to San Diego, allow us to paint a picture for you.

~$Heidi
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:iconbutterscothfever223:
ButterscothFever223 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HHHHHHHHHHHHI WANNA GO NOW >//M//<
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:iconlittledemon-hayato:
LittleDemon-Hayato Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe I just went to the one in bosten
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:iconcrowfeather72:
crowfeather72 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
grr i wish they had ones closer to Fort St Jhon or Dawson creek Or Taylor
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:iconcanka-sama:
canka-sama Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   Filmographer
I want to go really bad !
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:iconhalloweenkillqueen:
HalloweenKillQueen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Artist
i want those pads! it would be easier :nuu: to draw! :squee:
That would be so much fuuun
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:iconlalaluck:
LALALUCK Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
draw me a comic
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:iconausieotterpie:
AusieOtterPie Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to go!! When is your next apperance and where? I'm definitely asking my parents once I find out!!
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:icontiimoun:
Tiimoun Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist
je veux y ALLER !!!!!!!!!
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:iconangelgirl517:
angelgirl517 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I want to go SO bad!!
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:icontruedatplz:
truedatplz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:( ive always wanted to go.
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:iconmodelingelf:
ModelingElf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
vorrei andarci purtroppo vivo in italia ed ่ troppo lontano
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:iconicieleaf:
IcieLeaf Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Iwish I could have been their drawing all my cats and stuffs.....
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:iconvaleriap1998:
valeriap1998 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awsome! :D
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:iconsiv1542:
siv1542 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
cool :love:
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:iconnogardx:
NoGardX Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
cool

but how do you draw on computer
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:iconrytaga:
rytaga Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
with a tablet
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:iconrawochka:
Rawochka Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Cool :)
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:iconfajarfra:
fajarfra Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Kereennn :D
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:iconkbpwns:
KBPwns Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE not to go off the topic but South Park Elementary was in the background of the 3rd picture!!!!
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:iconesirec:
esirec Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Cool. Really wish I was there. :( take me with u next time!!! LOL
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:iconrminteriano:
rminteriano Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
muy bueno, amo el dibujo.
rosa maria
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconzkulptor:
ZKULPTOR Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Deorse has issues buahahahahaha
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:iconzkulptor:
ZKULPTOR Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It s a varonil!!!
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:iconsnazyabby:
SnazyAbby Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
awwww i wanted to go so bad!! wish i could have gone. :(
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:icontonimaisey:
tonimaisey Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
cool wish I could be there
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:iconiradu:
IRaDu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
definitely...one of the best convention in the world.
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:iconderpato:
derpato Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wish i could have gone :c
i live in singapore, half way around the world.
they should have an exhibition in asia soon c:
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:iconmayleestar:
Mayleestar Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish i was there!!
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:iconcometinstr:
cometinstr Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012   Digital Artist
wow กกกกกกก
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:iconmarlborored24:
marlborored24 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
omg. wonder if that happened here.
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:iconangkazakage:
Angkazakage Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, thats cool... I wish I was there, but it so far far away from my place. :(
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:iconforestchild776:
forestchild776 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ ~ awsome
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:iconrandomkoro83:
RandomKoro83 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why does everyone have tablets? TT^TT

bored?
[link]
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:iconeinamexox:
eINamexOx Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
nice ^^
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:iconchicharrria:
chicharrria Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww, i wish i was there... lol. but it's so far away from my place... and i can't afford to get there... lol. XD
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:iconsir-herp:
Sir-Herp Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Ohhh man, that all sounds so awesome! And wow, that's some really great on-the-spot art.
My sis went without me again, but I'm gonna try to go next year!! I wanna say hi to yuumei and buy moar gorgeous prints from her. *__*
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:iconluna-tica:
LuNa-TiCa Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
waaa
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:iconluna-tica:
LuNa-TiCa Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wwoow it is awesome!
empty skull
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:icon19944991:
19944991 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG so cool!! damn I wish I lived in America right now.... just wait! one day I'll show up!! :DD
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:iconbloodthatsonlyyours:
bloodthatsonlyyours Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Those pics are cool
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:iconjonathanakolatronic:
JonathanAkolatronic Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Wao!
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:iconderpyderp910:
derpyderp910 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
i got to go with my brother! :la:
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:icondynamicability:
dynamicability Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Wow, that is so awesome... but I too young to go in San Diego and I have no money to pay for trip!!! :nuu:
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:iconbirdsivu:
birdsivu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sad we did not make it this year. Happy for everyone that did!
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:iconivanmina:
IvanMina Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   Digital Artist
cool!
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:iconcool-mojo-sis:
Cool-Mojo-Sis Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Gasp!* Man that looked like fun...
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:iconpaddedprincesspolly:
PaddedPrincessPolly Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
You guys got CS6...? Now I'm jealous cause I didn't go...
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:iconkuneria:
Kuneria Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I was there C:
I saw the Panel too! I'M SO GLAD I GOT TO MEET `yuumei AND +spyed!!!! SO AWESOME!
:heart: and i got cool free dA swag
I loved it!!!!
I LOVE DEVIANTART!
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:iconclover7971:
clover7971 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
great~
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:iconaquarules:
AQUARules Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Keep us informed! Thanks!!!
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