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.

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Ben April 23, 2008 at 1:34 pm

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?

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Ben April 23, 2008 at 8:34 am

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?

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john April 25, 2008 at 3:28 pm

woohoo 1k out of 1.2K!

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john April 25, 2008 at 10:28 am

woohoo 1k out of 1.2K!

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Mexicant April 25, 2008 at 5:37 pm

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

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Mexicant April 25, 2008 at 12:37 pm

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

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Art Fag City April 25, 2008 at 5:44 pm

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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Art Fag City April 25, 2008 at 12:44 pm

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 April 26, 2008 at 6:28 pm

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

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bitterbunny April 26, 2008 at 1:28 pm

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

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Mike April 26, 2008 at 11:22 pm

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

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Mike April 26, 2008 at 6:22 pm

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

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BradyDale April 28, 2008 at 11:06 am

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!

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BradyDale April 28, 2008 at 6:06 am

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!

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JEff April 28, 2008 at 2:52 pm

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

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JEff April 28, 2008 at 9:52 am

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

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Russell Maycumber November 11, 2008 at 3:17 pm

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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Russell Maycumber November 11, 2008 at 10:17 am

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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