STCC has been a terrific and yet real tiring event. For the past 2 – 3 days, I have been doing event photo coverage on the behalf of Collateral Damage Studios, a local doujin group. There will be a couple of photos with the members form the doujin group in it.
Not forgetting Haruhi-sama as well!
The crowd on the 1st day of the event was real crazy. There was a lot more people than excepted, and I often had to push my way through the crowd ^^; Had also made a couple of new friends and bought some comics and goods as well.
Have taken more than a thousand photos during the course of the event and filtering thru them has really been hard. I am bad at writing event posts so I’ll just spam the photos for you readers to enjoy ^^
Walk of Fame
The Walk of Fame consists of a whole stretch of VIPs from some of the leading names in the design, comics, toys and related-industries. Some of the names include Pete Fowler, Simone Legno (tokidoki), Gary Erskine, Devilrobots and Joseph Wong Chak (Old Master Q)
The Devilrobots are a design team of 5 from Japan known for their sinister character and designs. TO-FU Oyako, another symbolic television character, has been designed by them as well.
A link to one of their interviews back in 2003. Link here.
Gary Erskine’s booth
Scottish comic book artist Gary Erskine, who has been in the drawing scene for a close to 20 years. He did the cover for all three issues of X-Wing : Rogue Leader, a Star Wars mini-series published by Dark Horse and is also notable for drawing Knights of Pendragon.
Tokidoki (Simone Legno)
Tokidoki, a Japanese inspired lifestyle brand by Simone Legno, an italian artist. Tokidoki, also means ‘Sometimes’ in Japanese. Simone has chosen the Japanse word ‘tokidoki’ as he feels that everyone waits for moments that change one’s destiny.
I really like the character designs as they are indeed very cute ^^;
Old Master Q
Old Master Q” or better known as “Lao Fu Zi (老夫子)” in Chinese is a popular Chinese comic or manhua created by Alfonso Wong.
Old Master Q comics focuses on not just humor, but also changing social trends, particulary from the 1960s to the 1980s and would also feature societal problems which included poverty, thefts and secret societies. Fashion, contemporary art and rock music has also been poked fun off and also the language barrier between the Chinese and English language.
I remember enjoying the every page of Old Master Q’s comics that I had. It was just hands down hilarious! You can also read the translated copies of Old Master Q over in the archive of their official website.
The next post will be on the toys, dolls, gunpla and many little things you can see on display on the booths. And a bit more on the Haruhi cosplayer.. ^^;