As we previously mentioned, we were at attendance at this year’s New York Comic Con. We were only able to take part in a portion of the convention, namely The Block, but it was jammed packed with exhibitors and goodies.
One of the reasons as to why we loved The Block so much was that there live paintings from a couple of our favorite artists. Tara McPherson and Jeremiah Ketner painted original works. We also caught glimpse of other artists painting throughout the convention (mainly So Youn Lee, Hikari Shimonda, and Angry Woebots). Booths that were hosting the live paintings include McPherson’s Cotton Candy Machine, DC-based art gallery Art Whino, and New Jersey-based gallery/shop SubUrban Vinyl.
Works from Art Whino and SubUrban Vinyl were available for purchase at the convention, in which some of the works sold. It’s a great experience to the process in making a painting; to see the creative process is another level. Perhaps next year’s New York Comic Con they’re be even more artists participating in live paintings. We already have a few people in mind we’d love to watch them paint.