Comic Con Versus the Art Fairs!

by Art Fag City on April 21, 2008 · 20 comments Events

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Comic Con 2008, photo AFC

If you like automotive trade fairs, then Comic Con will be right up your alley. Though it's a different product, you'll undoubtedly experience the same level of crass commercialism; those wishing to purchase figurines, video games, or benign swords of some kind will have their pick of products. Sadly however, there are increasingly fewer reasons for artists to attend this fair. Whatever art is there is near impossible to spot through the crap, and I'm told, those interested in the medium should attend MOCCA this coming June, a festival with a little more focus on the craft as opposed to its sale and marketing.

Having said all this, given the increased popularity of art and comic book fairs, and what appears to be some cross over between these two fields, I thought it might be interesting to run a survey asking readers to identify these two demographics by pictures alone. See how well you do, and well discuss the results in the next few days.

  • http://benconradcomblog.blogspot.com/ Ben

    LOL, thx for that test. I got 700, which I’m pretty sure means I failed. Who knew there was such crossover appeal? BTW, was that Jocelyn Wildenstein looking so much like a comic book character?

  • http://benconradcomblog.blogspot.com/ Ben

    LOL, thx for that test. I got 700, which I’m pretty sure means I failed. Who knew there was such crossover appeal? BTW, was that Jocelyn Wildenstein looking so much like a comic book character?

  • john

    woohoo 1k out of 1.2K!

  • john

    woohoo 1k out of 1.2K!

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  • http://www.mexicant.com/mexicant Mexicant

    Too easy. The background on most of the pictures is a dead giveaway. The only “tricky” one was the New York cat lady.

  • http://www.mexicant.com/mexicant Mexicant

    Too easy. The background on most of the pictures is a dead giveaway. The only “tricky” one was the New York cat lady.

  • Art Fag City

    I’ll add that the New York cat lady is an art fair staple, which probably makes it that much easier for art audiences.

  • Art Fag City

    I’ll add that the New York cat lady is an art fair staple, which probably makes it that much easier for art audiences.

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  • bitterbunny

    Wow that was cool but I must be some kind of nerd. 1100 out of 1200. But the back grounds did give it away.

  • bitterbunny

    Wow that was cool but I must be some kind of nerd. 1100 out of 1200. But the back grounds did give it away.

  • Mike

    woot high score with 1100 out of 1200! take that billy mitchell!

  • Mike

    woot high score with 1100 out of 1200! take that billy mitchell!

  • http://www.thistoowillpass.com/ BradyDale

    This is a great idea! It’s also great to know that someone in New York knows about both sets of events. You should definitely go to MOCCA!

  • http://www.thistoowillpass.com/ BradyDale

    This is a great idea! It’s also great to know that someone in New York knows about both sets of events. You should definitely go to MOCCA!

  • JEff

    1000 out of 1200 … not bad for a 20-year Comicbook Convention veteran.

  • JEff

    1000 out of 1200 … not bad for a 20-year Comicbook Convention veteran.

  • http://www.pollobionico.blogspot.com Russell Maycumber

    1000. Has anyone heard much about the indie press convention, is it still around? I went to a Fangoria convention in L.A. once. Very anti- climactic, although I may have had impractical expectations, fantasy gore has nothing on a Sunday morning North Florida flea market.

  • http://www.pollobionico.blogspot.com Russell Maycumber

    1000. Has anyone heard much about the indie press convention, is it still around? I went to a Fangoria convention in L.A. once. Very anti- climactic, although I may have had impractical expectations, fantasy gore has nothing on a Sunday morning North Florida flea market.

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