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Comic-Con International 2007
(July 26-July 29, 2007)

Largest comic book and popular arts
convention in the U.S.

San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, every July
"Cartoons, Comics & Conventions: A Fan Convention Survival Guide," by Kat Avila, Jade Magazine, September-October 2001.
"Comic-Con [Asian American] Artist Talent," by Kat Avila, Jade Magazine, September 2004. Page 1 | Page 2
"Comic-Con International 2006: Searching for Yoshihiro Tatsumi," by Kat Avila, Sequential Tart, September 2006.
"Comic-Con International [2006], Part 2," by Kat Avila, Sequential Tart, November 2006.
"Comics and Mucho Mas: Comic-Con International 2005 Highlights", LatinoLA, 14 August 2005.
Photos copyright © July 2007 Kat Avila, Camera: HP Photosmart M415
Note: Thank you to the cosplayers for making every convention so visually rich and fun.
Outside the San Diego Convention Center
Welcome Comic-Con
"Welcome Comic-Con
International
" store sign
lamppost
lamppost
Gaslamp Quarter
walking toward the
convention center
Gaslamp Strip Club
Gaslamp Strip Club
Quiksilver
Quiksilver
Boardriders Club
Rockin' Baja Lobster
Rockin' Baja Lobster
Gaslamp Quarter sign
The Gaslamp Quarter
is 16 blocks of
Victorian-style buildings.
Tin Fish
The Tin Fish restaurant
(my fave eating spot)
The Signal
promo for horror film
The Signal
pedicabs
pedicabs await customers
troubadours
troubadours
Comic-Con banner
in front of the
convention center
news van
news van
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego Convention Center


Kurt Wenner chalking promo for Beowulf: When you looked through a special lens, the 2D chalk mural for Robert Zemeckis's Beowulf became 3D. Kurt Wenner was working outdoors not far from The Tin Fish restaurant, outside the San Diego Convention Center, and he was kind enough to answer questions about the mural (probably for the billionth time). Illusionistic street painting is an art form associated with this master artist, architect, and arts educator.
Kurt Wenner mural
Kurt Wenner and mural
Kurt Wenner mural
mural in progress
Kurt Wenner mural
Kurt Wenner and mural
Kurt Wenner mural
the completed mural
Kurt Wenner mural
the completed mural from a
slightly different angle
Kurt Wenner mural
close-up
Kurt Wenner mural
mural in progress
looking through the lens
Kurt Wenner mural
the completed mural
looking through the lens
Kurt Wenner mural
the completed mural
(Sadly, I chopped off the
monster's head in this shot.)


Inside the San Diego Convention Center
escalator
going up to registration
escalator
escalator
Comic-Con poster
Comic-Con poster
attendee registration
attendee registration
portfolio review area
portfolio review area
Sails Pavilion
Sails Pavilion
winged cosplayer
winged cosplayer
wings
close-up on wings
art show
art show
SCA
Society for Creative
Anachronism (SCA), Inc.,

tournament
SCA
Alison Thompson (aka
Tevin of Winchester, SCA)
Exhibit Hall line
Thursday morning line
for the Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
outside the Exhibit Hall
postage stamps
Marvel Comics
collectible postage stamps
Exhibit Hall — WARNING: Some of the links are to sites with adult themes and are NOT work-safe. Please use discretion. —
art
Joe Moshier, Conduct
Happiness
designs &
clothing (At kids'
activity side of booth.)
Suicide Girls
Suicide Girls booth
"Beautiful naked girls
with tattoos"
Spencer Davis
Spencer Davis,
Booty Babe Art
Tiffany Taylor
Playboy Playmate
Tiffany Taylor,
Miss November 1998
David Heredia
David Heredia,
Heredia Designs
Lou Ferrigno
motivational speaker
Lou Ferrigno of
The Incredible Hulk TV series
Stan Sakai
Usagi Yojimbo comic artist
Stan Sakai with fans
Janesko
Pinup artist [Jennifer] Janesko
with her artbook Rendered
that she autographed for me.
Felipe Smith
MBQ comic artist
Felipe Smith
Larry Elmore
fantasy & sci-fi illustrator
Larry Elmore & fan
comic artists
Stan Yan, Christopher
Salas,
& Stacey,
all from Squid Works comics
comic artists
Seth Weber, Michael
Aushenker,
& Jose Cabrera
Jose Cabrera
Jose Cabrera,
Crying Macho Man
Deb Aoki
Deb Aoki, Bento Box
(also, About.com: Manga)
Rod Espinosa
illustrator Rod Espinosa,
Antarctic Press
Deric Hughes
writer Deric Hughes,
Afterworld sci-fi
Web animation
Yamila Abraham
publisher Yamila Abraham,
Yaoi Press
Walt Davis
Cartoonist Walt Davis
worked 14 years as a
grade school teacher.
Ed Roeder
Ed Roeder,
illustration & design
Joel Gomez
artist Joel Gomez,
Wildstorm Entertainment