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Comic-Con: Day 3

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 2:37 AM by Heidi:iconheidi:
Saturday kicked off Day 3 of Comic-Con, and the crowds poured onto the convention floor to start the weekend in Geek Style.

At noon, deviantART hosted our final panel: How to Supercharge Your deviantART Profile Like the Masters.  Moderated by none other than our fearless ninja, Angelo (aka spyed), we were honored to have the following superstars share their deviantART experiences with the crowd:

- Adam Warren (AdamWarren -- “The Dirty Pair,” “Empowered”)
- Mark Brooks (diablo2003, from Marvel Comics)
- Jim Zubkavich (Zubby -- Project Manager of Creative Services, Udon Entertainment)
- Dave Elliott (DeevElliott -- “Heavy Metal Magazine”)
- Wenqing Yan (yuumei, creator of “Knite,” “1000 W0RDS”)
- Kevin Eastman (Kevineastman -- co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
- Chris Sanders (alohalilo creator of “Lilo & Stitch”)

It was truly a remarkable and informative hour.  Brains were picked from every angle and our panelists described everything from the importance of joining deviantART, to how maintaining one's Profile Page can help launch a career.  (Fear not!  If you weren’t able to attend in person, word on the street is that video highlights may be showing up on hq in the near future.)


spyed hosts our "Supercharge Your Profile" panel.

As things were winding down, each panelist was asked to summarize the best piece of advice they wanted to impress on the crowd.  The following is a quick soundbite of what each had to say.

Be persistent, relentless, and unstoppable, even when you want to stop. Especially when you want to stop.
-Adam Warren (AdamWarren)

Thrive on criticism. 
-Mark Brooks (diablo2003)

Create something that's genuine and something you like. 
-Jim Zubkavich (Zubby)

Don’t be a lurker. Be positive and that will come back to you. 
-Dave Elliott (DeevElliott)

Don't be afraid.  Everyone starts out not being awesome.  Immerse yourself in the process, and before you know it, you'll be great. 
-Wenqing Yan (yuumei)

Whatever you think is art... is art. Period. 
-Kevin Eastman (Kevineastman)

Whatever you do, try and put a story in your work.  It will make you a better artist. 
-Chris Sanders (alohalilo)

With our last panel out of the way, we were free to focus our energies in other directions, while the deviantART booth in Artists’ Alley buzzed along like clockwork.


DaneRot spends his downtime by sketching Hulk!

Besides the myriad amazing reasons we had to be psyched about coming to Comic-Con, this year was especially exciting, because we just launched our Premium Content Platform earlier this week. It’s always a good feeling to launch a new feature that we know will enrich the lives of deviants, but to launch something that directly benefits artists and generates them real earnings, well, you can understand that we’d be brimming with excitement to spread that news to everyone we meet.

Friend of deviantART Uwe Maurer of Ambient Design brought spyed and me (Heidi) to The Art Department’s booth to talk about some really exciting things.  Most of them we have to keep hush-hush for now, but what we can say is that there may be some interesting ways for Premium Content to kick-start their students’ portfolios and careers.

We were also thrilled to hear that, while we were running around Comic-Con, Bleeding Cool wrote an article about the potential impact Premium Content offers independent artists.



Since we had a camera crew hanging around for some interviews we planned to do with artists, we thought we’d learn a little more about the artists that make up Comic-Con. Today, spyed was able to make his way through the artists sitting in the Small Press section. As you can see, there were some pretty big hearts inside the artists in Small Press.



Walking around outside of Artists’ Alley also meant getting to spend time at some of the other booths we’d been rushing past, promising to return to for two days now. marioluevanos and LaurenKitsune took a few moments to dig through bins to recreate the deviantART logo on the giant LEGO wall!



Last year (which was deviantART’s first year sponsoring Artists' Alley), we offered two scholarships to artists emerging artists who'd always dreamt of going to Comic-Con.  It was such a success that, this year, we offered six scholarships, and set them up near the deviantART booth.

On Thursday, we hosted mleiv and larkinheather, while Friday saw the arrival of UNDERANANGEL and SpyrosVerykios-ComiX. Today, we had super artists and deviants Mogorron and sambees. Though weary from travel, they were excited to display their works in Artists' Alley, meet professionals in their industry, and have their portfolios reviewed by the experts!



Other Happenings



chriscopeland and jeffwamester use DeviantArt muro.


damphyr and megturney battle it out as Wolverine and Mulan.


The amazingness that is cosplayers attending Comic-Con.


Follow deviantart on Twitter for the chance to win free swag...like Fella!

That about wraps up Day 3 of Comic-Con, and we all know what that means -- tomorrow is the final and saddest day of Comic-Con.    However, we're trying to make the good cheer last as long as we can before we start X-ing out the calendar days until Comic-Con 2013.

~Heidi and LaurenKitsune


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


Saturday kicked off Day 3 of Comic-Con, and the crowds poured onto the convention floor to kick off the weekend in Geek Style.

~$Heidi
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:iconslifertheskydragon:
slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AHAHAHA i didn't know you guys used my pic for the last one in here xDDDDD

thanks for the fella!
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:iconpinguino:
pinguino Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
love the damphy animation
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:iconsupersonic318:
supersonic318 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Writer
Comic Con Kick Ass For Real Baby
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:iconkillmykat:
KILLMYKAT Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
im actually really really sad i didnt get to go to the comic-con... the one oprotunity i had to go. and i messed it up 3-4 years ago... FUCK!!
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:iconxxxhkxxx:
xXxHKxXx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
awesome
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:iconunidentifiedbrandon:
unidentifiedbrandon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconmastermarciano:
mastermarciano Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I want to be in the Comic-Con!!!
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:iconsia-kouro:
Sia-Kouro Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
This looks fun^-^
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:iconunlasting-love:
Unlasting-Love Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
That looks like so much fun!
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:iconkuwaizair:
Kuwaizair Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
would it be possible with professional guidance to make a good "colorful talking animal adventure comic" work.

like all the sparkle dog comics here? ones where wolves have glowing "Tron" type fur markings, and fight with swords and magic?

or "something like Sailor Moon but with dogs"

or are they, all in all, "stupid as shit" ideas? either nobody thought of it, or it is dumb because only My Little Pony has sucess.
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:iconspidergirl1997:
spidergirl1997 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
so cool!!!!
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:iconmarisangoea:
marisangoea Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a pity, I was so far...
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:iconmousefurthewarrior:
MousefurTheWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Umg
I so totally want to go : D
Hopefully I am!
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:iconahmedanter:
Ahmedanter Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
wooooow .awesome
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:iconbronyzilla:
Bronyzilla Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Comic con was an experience that I will never forget. :)
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:iconarnoldxyz:
ARNOLDXYZ Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist
looks like comic con was much fun this year. nice and funny pics
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:iconcelaoxxx:
celaoxxx Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome Pics
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:iconscaliegirls:
scaliegirls Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
tell me what isn't art and i'll prove you wrong
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:iconstarbystars:
StarbyStars Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
that was so fun... :D if you guys seen a glados if you were there....that was me :D
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:icondicitdomina:
DicitDomina Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ach! I friggin want to be there~. D:
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:iconstumble-reel:
Stumble-Reel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FINALLY, A HOT TOPIC I ACTUALLY GIVE A SHIT ABOUT
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:iconjustheretouploadart:
Justheretouploadart Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
right!? haha
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:iconrochadesigner:
rochadesigner Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
muito legalllllllllllllllllll
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:iconrandomkoro83:
RandomKoro83 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoaaa!! I always wanted to use a tablet!! :D

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you bored?
[link]
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gokusupersaiyanclub Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
awesome when is it going to be on
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:icongaurdianofthegone:
GaurdianOfTheGone Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is soo freaking awesome I wish I could go to Comic-Con
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:iconeman-alkaabi:
Eman-AlKaabi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
FANTASTIC :aww:
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:iconearthandmoon:
earthandmoon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work :D
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:iconanc4des:
ANC4DES Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I want to be there but am so far
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:iconmanlybrony:
Manlybrony Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Its like the internet is mocking me that i live in a country where it rains everyday and we neither have bronycon nor comic con nor Pax prime :/ ....neatherlands FTW :D
Ah well a weekend playing Heroes of might and magic and then continiuing to play some Good o'l D&D in the weekdays is good enough i guess :D
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:iconmorganexd:
MorganeXD Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I know how you feel! I live in the netherlands too.... Oh well, lets hope one day they'll come over here.. :D
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:iconmanlybrony:
Manlybrony Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Yea we need some more ...Hmm....maybe less gerald joling?
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:iconmorganexd:
MorganeXD Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh god yes!! No more Gerald Joling! And maybe a bit more sun... ;P
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:iconmanlybrony:
Manlybrony Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Yea who would want to have a conference in the rain. and maybe we need something else to be famous for other than that weed is legal and that feyenoord vs ajax always goes wrong :D
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:iconmorganexd:
MorganeXD Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
lolz. yes. Yes indeed. :XD:
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:iconask-sly-cooper:
Ask-Sly-Cooper Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is one of my friends fan charator
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconmanlybrony:
Manlybrony Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Great drawings btw :D forgot to mention that :D
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:iconask-sly-cooper:
Ask-Sly-Cooper Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ive been drawing for over 9 years mabay even more abd im only 13
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:iconmanlybrony:
Manlybrony Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I have the feelingthat you were an artist before the bronynation atacked and took over sonic's dominance on devianart?
Anyway love em both *halicoptering outta here with mah tail*
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:iconask-sly-cooper:
Ask-Sly-Cooper Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and yes i have :3
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:iconask-sly-cooper:
Ask-Sly-Cooper Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love to draw
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconjoeyboylondon:
joeyboylondon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Comic-Con rocks! :iconthebestplz:
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:icondtjb:
DTJB Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Baby Thor is too cute.
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:iconr603:
R603 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait till I can finally attend a Comic-Con event! I hate not being able to get a job, because I have already found all of the components for my epic costume! It will be a truly revamped version of..............
ROBOCOP603 MASTER OF BLACK HOLES!!!!!!!!!
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:iconcamspar:
Camspar Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I had so much fun there on Thursday, planning on going for all four days next year. C:
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:iconkirisosha:
KiriSosha Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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:iconask-sly-cooper:
Ask-Sly-Cooper Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
go were @.@
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:iconnick100n0:
Nick100n0 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Damn. I think I might go.
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:iconask-sly-cooper:
Ask-Sly-Cooper Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD lol
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:iconask-sly-cooper:
Ask-Sly-Cooper Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SOOoooo.... can i draw sonic or sly cooper???
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