In 2023, Nickelodeon will take viewers on a multidimensional adventure throughout Bikini Bottom with the first-ever SpongeBob Universe crossover special, SpongeBob SquarePants Presents The Tidal Zone. The one-hour special encompasses SpongeBob SquarePants, The Patrick Star Show, and Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years. At New York Comic Con, I had the opportunity to speak with Bill Fagerbakke, Jill Talley, and Dana Snyder about the beloved show and spin-offs.Continue reading “Bill Fagerbakke, Jill Talley, and Dana Snyder Talk the SpongeBob Universe”
All episodes of The Midnight Club season 1 are currently streaming on Netflix. At New York Comic-Con, I had the opportunity to interview Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Adia, Aya Furukawa, Sauriyan Sapkota, Annarah Cymone, Chris Sumpter, and Ruth Codd!Continue reading “‘The Midnight Club’ Stars on the Horror Genre and the Show’s Important Themes”
Miles Millar and Al Gough — best known to NOC readers as the creators of Smallville and Into the Badlands — serve as the showrunners, executive producers, and writers for Wednesday. The show premieres November 23, only on Netflix. This year, at New York Comic Con, I spoke with both of them during a roundtable interview.Continue reading “Showrunners Miles Millar and Al Gough on Their New Series, ‘Wednesday’”
Mike Flanagan serves as co-creator, writer, director, and executive producer with Trevor Macy also executive producing The Midnight Club. All episodes of season 1 are currently streaming on Netflix. At New York Comic Con, I had the opportunity to speak with the talented creatives!Continue reading “Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy Talk Netflix’s ‘The Midnight Club’ at NYCC”
Luis Guzmán and Gwendoline Christie portray Gomez Addams and Larissa Weems in Wednesday. The series premieres November 23, only on Netflix. This year, at New York Comic Con, I had the pleasure of chatting with the actors during a roundtable interview!Continue reading “Luis Guzmán and Gwendoline Christie Discuss ‘Wednesday’ at NYCC”
Mindy Kaling, who is also an executive producer, voices Velma in the new series named after the iconic character, which is set to premiere in 2023 on HBO Max. At New York Comic Con, I had the pleasure of attending a press conference with the talented actress and Charlie Grandy!Continue reading “Mindy Kaling Explains Why She Identified with ‘Velma’ Growing Up”
Jenna Ortega stars as Wednesday Addams in the new Netflix series, Wednesday, which is set to premiere on November 23. This year, at New York Comic Con, I had the privilege of speaking with the actress during a roundtable interview!Continue reading “Jenna Ortega on ‘Wednesday,’ Latina Representation, and More at NYCC”
We are in the midst of another New York Comic-Con, and as is becoming customary with these major Comic-Cons, we’ve teamed up with Black Girl Nerds to bring BGNOC to the east coast. And now we can announce online merch outlet TeePublic will be sponsoring the meet up! For a limited time, TeePublic is having a site-wide sale that ends during NYCC weekend. But fret not! Fans of the NOC will get a one-week extension on the sale. Click through to find out how.
If you haven’t heard, this Thursday is the kickoff to another New York Comic-Con. In addition to hosting the very first East Coast BGNOC, I’ll be on a few panels and hanging out at the Epic Proportions booth (#2010) all weekend! Speaking of Epic Props, my boy Jerry Ma just Kickstarted his own martial arts comic, so see below for how to contribute and where to find me at NYCC.
In exactly three short weeks, New York Comic-Con will be returning to the Javits Center on the West side of Manhattan, and we will be there stationed at Epic Proportions Booth 2010! And since it’s a Comic-Con, we will once again be co-hosting a meet up with our friends at Black Girl Nerds on Friday night! That’s right, we’re bringing BGNOC to NYCC!
The countdown begins, and I’m super excited to announce the guests I’ll be having at my booth for New York Comic-Con this weekend!
It’s always a pleasure and honor for me getting friends to come do some signings, but this year just seems to have some more excitement for me.
In our book Make Comics Like the Pros, my co-writer Fred Van Lente provides some spectacular advice about how to work a comic book convention. This year at the New York Comic Con, I took Fred’s advice seriously and did my Artists Alley table up right for the first time. And I had my best con ever!
So here’s what I did:
Hello Everyone! My name is Raphael, and I’ll be a regular contributor here at The Nerds of Color! New York Comic-Con may have ended a week ago, but here are my thoughts after attending my eighth NYCC.
I’ve been going since its inception, but this was my first as a civilian — working the Midtown Comics booth for the last six years — and it’s definitely a different experience (the lines). The one positive is that since they decided to stick to the current layout (with the Show Floor on the main floor, autographing and panels downstairs, Artist Alley in Javits North) for the last couple years.
Originally posted at Black Nerd Problems
For a comic fan, attending a convention is a mass gathering of distant relatives — the one you play Titanfall with online, that guy whose reviews you browse online, that girl you haven’t seen since the last convention — all in one place. It’s a family reunion of sorts, and in the case of New York Comic-Con, it’s a big one. But for those of us who are artists, designers, writers, cosplayers, or any other type of creator, a convention is more than a fan space, it’s a networking opportunity for you to share your work. These are your future collaborators, guidance counselors, business partners, and consumers, so approaching a convention from that perspective means the difference between being a fan of someone else’s work, and being on track to add fans of your own.
Want to see how a vendor booth goes from being a bunch of cardboard boxes to an elaborate thing of t-shirt selling beauty?
Today is the first day of New York Comic-Con, and Epic Proportions is once again taking up some prime real estate in the Jacob Javits Center. If you are going to be at the show, come by and say hi at Booth #2010. We even have DC Comics superstar Bernard Chang at the booth for the whole show!
Click through to see the evolution of the Epic Props Booth.
Its that time of year again! One of my favorite times of the year!
Once again I’ll be at New York Comic-Con at the Javits Center at Booth 2010. The same location as last year and the same size booth! Meaning, its another 10×20 corner booth. Which might not mean a lot to most people, but this is a BIG deal for me.
And I have some really cool news too!
My good friend Bernard Chang will be joining me at the booth the entire con!
Okay, so this took me much much much longer than I ever expected. I remember sitting at my desk at work and trying to think of something fun to draw.
When it hit me to have Megatron holding Soundwave as a cassette player listening to music; honestly, I was so proud of myself. I thought it was such a badass idea. [Ed. note: Having “Awesome Mix” on Laserbeak is a nice touch.]
Then I had to draw it. And holy cow, was this grueling!