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Comic-Con: Day 4

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 9:08 PM by Heidi:iconheidi:
On Sunday, the 4th and final day of San Diego Comic-Con, we were able to keep the love flowing to show the artists and art enthusiasts who came by our booth just how much they meant to us.

The last day of Comic-Con is always bittersweet. The air buzzes with positivity, inspiration, and camaraderie, but in the back of your mind, you know it may be another year before you see some of these friends, old and new. Sure, we always have the Internet, but there's something special about meeting in real life that can’t compare to flipping through a portfolio of sketches, laughing out loud with your peers, and supporting artists’ hard work right then and there.

There was rarely a moment when one of our seven kiosks wasn’t occupied by an artist. Young or old, newbie or professional, digital or traditional, the chance to sit down and create art was difficult to pass up with inspiration coming from every direction.


A view from the deviantART booth, looking out at the convention floor.

With a handful of deviantART staffers standing by to answer questions, hand out swag, or grin with delight when they met a deviant they’d been following for years, every one of us walked away from the convention with hearts full of memories we'll never forget.

It was great seeing families come up to our booth, excited, wanting to share the community with their kids. Usually it's the other way around — teenagers trying to explain deviantART to their parents. There was some of the latter, but primarily what we noticed was the older generation wanting to pass the community on to their kids, or even grandchildren in some cases.


spyed watches a young pre-deviant use deviantART muro to draw a landscape of his favorite game.

Every year deviantART is a part of Comic-Con, we learn more about how to make the next even better. This year, we had more panels, more schwag to hand out, more ways to make the artists in the alley feel the love. And we have a whole year ahead to come up with how awesome we know Comic-Con 2013 will be.

And don't worry -- we'll soon be releasing video of every aspect deviantART could capture on film, so you can experience what it was like to attend from the comfort of your home.  Get excited for some exclusive interviews with artists, insider tips and tricks from our hosted panels, and so much more.


Not all Poison Ivys at Comic-Con were cosplayers. Leeahd took the time to make this villain digital.

As we mentioned in an earlier recap, we’re looking for ideas on how to make meeting up with large groups of deviants even more frequent. You may have read about our Paris deviantMEET, our London deviantMEET, and our first-ever Gallery Show in London, and we want to hear from you.

- What conventions should we go to in the future?
- What towns does deviantART need to visit next to hold a deviantMEET?
- What sorts of get-togethers would be perfect for deviantART to show up and crash?
- Please leave your ideas in the comments below!


All deviantART staffers in attendance take a moment to pose beneath our rotating sign!

Much was achieved with our sponsorship of Artists' Alley; however, none of it would have been possible without makepictures and techgnotic. Thanks to their tireless efforts and passion, we were able to further deviantART's commitment to entertaining, empowering, and inspiring the artist in all of us.

Ultimately, though, we need to sincerely thank each and every deviant and/or art lover who stopped by our booth and warmed our hearts with tales of their artistic journey.  It's thanks to them, and deviants around the world, that deviantART is able to provide an environment of creative integrity and purpose.

~Heidi and LaurenKitsune


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

On Sunday, the 4th and final day of San Diego Comic-Con, we were able to keep the love flowing to show the artists and art enthusiasts who came by our booth just how much they meant to us.

~$Heidi
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:iconlizyos:
Lizyos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I can go to a Comic-Con! D:
Somewhere around Montreal would be nice :)
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:iconramziel:
Ramziel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same here *sigh*
but am in luck >:D, in march they gonna organize a comic con in my country....my city ^-^ sho I can go :"D, gonna be a nice start for 2013 :3
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:iconlizyos:
Lizyos Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww lucky! c;
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:iconramziel:
Ramziel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lucky as hell :3, since I live all the way in Europe, shoo....getting to the US would actually be a problem for an unemployed student :"D
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:iconjadehunterkato:
JadeHunterKato Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I am going to new york comic con YAY!!!!!!
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:iconpredator1378:
Predator1378 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student
;-; I wanna go to comic con
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:iconnicole-hime:
nicole-hime Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A meet in New England =D PLEASE
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:icongirlcanrock:
girlcanrock Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
A presence at Australia's Supanova Expo would be incredible. It looks like SO much fun XD.
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:iconsonnywong001:
sonnywong001 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
great pics!
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:iconhall0wed-gr0und:
HALL0WED-GR0UND Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
u should come to PA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconfreedomsfrolic:
FreedomsFrolic Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Photographer
You should most definitely visit Albuquerque, New Mexico. =)
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:iconcryrowolf:
Cryrowolf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The deviantart Family should come to Miami FL.
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:iconarianamoonlight:
ArianaMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Enterprise, Alabama! No, they wouldn't do that. I would settle for Montgomery or Birmingham, though.
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:iconazn-0-taku:
AZN-0-TAKU Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!
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:iconlonelyvioletlacey:
LonelyVioletLacey Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how about Austin, Texas :lol:
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:iconkoolkat-3:
koolkat-3 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
looks like SWEEEEEETTTTNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconhanachan4262:
hanachan4262 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- What conventions should we go to in the future?
The deviantMEETS are always something I preferred than a convention full of people like Comic-Con...

- What towns does deviantART need to visit next to hold a deviantMEET?
ASIA!!! I don't care, just go to anywhere in ASIA!!

- What sorts of get-togethers would be perfect for deviantART to show up and crash?
One with art and deviants!! As long as those two are there, it's PERFECT!!
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:iconjess23play:
Jess23play Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
comic con is coming to Manchester but i think deviantartART might be there not sure i will find out on Saturday
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:iconpawsofevil:
PawsOfEvil Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Want to go next year!

Looks soo good. Need to get me one of them tablets too :)
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:iconkamichan01:
kamichan01 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
omg i was there but i could not find this~!!!
; 3;
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:iconleeahd:
Leeahd Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I had a great time at SDCC and at the Deviant Art booth and panel. Thank you for hosting artist alley and letting me draw on your computer.
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:iconwalkingren:
WalkingRen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
That sounded awesome kinda wish I was there
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:icon14891:
14891 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconsparx333:
sparx333 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how even the little deviants of the future used muro.
Wish I went even more now!
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:iconshays-ways:
Shays-Ways Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I WANTED TO GO!!!!! :iconcryforeverplz:


oh well maybe next year
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:iconanimekol:
animekol Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
وااااااااااااااااااااااو يا ولاد الكب نفسى اكون معاكم :@@
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:iconturquoisepastel:
TurquoisePastel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
go*
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:iconturquoisepastel:
TurquoisePastel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I wish I could do! :love:
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:iconsp1ck:
sp1ck Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Abuso
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
EDINBURGH EDINBURGH EDINBURGH! :love:

Seriously, it's a fantastic city, it's in the other end of the UK to London whilst still not being too far for anyone who lives in the midlands, north of England or Scotland, there are loads of fun things to do and see, plus there's the Edinburgh Festival on through the whole month of August so even more going on (book festival, comedy, international festival, theatre, music and dance) than usual.

For large crowds, the Princes Street gardens are an excellent place to meet up - they're central, they're big, there's loads of tourists there already but plenty of space, excellent views of Edinburgh Castle and surrounding architecture, proximity to Princes Street and shopping, etc. A picnic meet there would work really well.

I am thinking of holding at least one Edinburgh meet over the summer. Please come and gatecrash! :giggle:
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:iconeppopinkfangirlxd:
EppopinkfangirlXD Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Singapore... Art is tougher to come across here!
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:icongalerieduroi:
GalerieDuRoi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
wow!wow!wow!!! sooooo love it!!! if only i could go!!! :)
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:iconqouvadis12:
qouvadis12 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Photographer
nice
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:iconakanesukazu:
AKaneSukazu Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to be there
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nIPAH
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:iconjessiebelle93:
jessiebelle93 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I wish there would be a deviantmeet in vermont, I'd love to go! ^_^ (or new hampshire it's still close enough)
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:iconfmortali121:
fmortali121 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, They have been doing a lot of meets. Why don't you ask one of the admins? There might be a chance that they'll come, or at least plan it. :iconhappyhappyplz:
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:iconjessiebelle93:
jessiebelle93 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
^_^ do you know how to contact them? cause that'd be soo cool! :omfg:
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:iconfmortali121:
fmortali121 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you could just send them a note trough here. Like, send one to Heidi, or HQ! :iconawesomeplz:
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:iconjessiebelle93:
jessiebelle93 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
^_^ thank you! I sent a note to hq, hopefully they'll get back to me
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:iconfmortali121:
fmortali121 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, good luck! :squee:
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:iconjessiebelle93:
jessiebelle93 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks! :excited:
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:iconjafnova:
JAFNOVA Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:) Great job to all you staff guys/gals you did at COMIC-CON 2012! :) I was over all very impressed and thank you at helping me with some questions I had! :) BRAVO!
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:iconsadisticicecream:
SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012   Writer
You should come to the DC area! Every so often people will put together gallery crawls, and it would be amazing if dA could partner with one of those. :)
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:icongunnut51:
Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I would like to see you guys and gals at the NYCC.
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:iconsnobawm:
SNOBAwM Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012   Interface Designer
Definetively.

You have to come to Mexico City, we have the most amazing graphical artists that i never knew of.
The Computer Interface designers over here are AMAZING.
You have to come.
I invite you.
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:iconwolflovermarine:
WolfLoverMarine Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Is that girl in the staff picture with glasses and pink tips in her hair Alana?
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:iconayame-kenoshi:
Ayame-Kenoshi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
That's $aunjuli. :)
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:iconwolflovermarine:
WolfLoverMarine Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oh, do you know a sponsor with the name of Alana there? She's a friend.
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:iconayame-kenoshi:
Ayame-Kenoshi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
That name doesn't sound familiar, unfortunately. :(
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:iconshinigamiwyvern:
Shinigamiwyvern Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Montreal would be a fairly nice place to go for a devmeet. It's the second biggest city of Canada with quite a big cultural aspect. Culture and art is highly appreciated here and it's what Montreal's known for. It's a place with many nice festivals throughout the years. An example would be Montreal's Jazz festival. The name pretty much says everything: about 3000 artists are featured every year and attracts over 2 million people every year as well.

As *somadjinn said, it would be the good time to visit Montreal around this time of year, since alot of people would be visiting here! =D Though, next year's summer would be the right time since some festivals had already passed and our winters are horrible! :lol:
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