It is a great time to be a comic book lover! There are comic book inspired movies, tons of new comics to read and plenty of conventions to attend. We already had some big ones like San Diego Comic Con, Gencon, and DragonCon but there are a lot more conventions coming up! This weekend alone has multiple conventions, including one in our backyard: Cincy Comic Con. The week after features another convention in our area: Cincinnati Comic Expo. Both conventions have a lot of exciting guests and programming!
Conventions are full of cosplay, exclusive merchandise from your favorite fandoms, celebrities and artists. Comic book conventions are your chance to actually meet the creators of some of your favorite titles! It’s a great time to ask questions about drawing and writing comics or even just get an autograph from a favorite artist.
Can’t attend one of these conventions but still want help creating comics? We’ve got you covered! Bryan Hitch’s Ultimate Comics Studio can assist not only with drawing tips but with advice on putting it all together. It’s the whole package. There’s even a foreword by Joss Whedon! If that’s not enough star power for you, check out Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics. The man himself reveals his secrets!