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Sally Forth Comic Con: Share the Love

Posted in Uncategorized by cesco7 on July 8, 2018

I got my love of comic strips and animation from my dad, who spent every Saturday morning watching cartoons with us when we were little, even if it meant stuff like Inch High, Private Eye. I got my love of movies and film history from my mom, who watched every Oscar telecast with me when I was young, meaning I’d go to school the next day very sleepy and very annoyed Star Wars didn’t win Best Picture. Share the love.

And now today’s cosplay breakdown!
First Panel: Cosplayers going as Gamora and Black Widow. Duncan dressed as Soul Evans, Hilary dressed as Maka (both from Soul Eater). Sally as Starlee from Starlee and the Moonbeams. Cosplayer going as Squirrel Girl!

Second Panel: Cosplayers going as Nebula, and Alana and Marko from Image Comics series—and perhaps best graphic novel ever—Saga. Squirrel Girl again!

Fifth Panel: Cosplayers going as Tiana from The Princess and the Frog, Spider-Gwen, and Domino from Deadpool 2 (a “family movie” appearing in a family strip). The artwork in the top right is from the comic strip Mama’s Boyz by Jerry Craft. Read Jim Keefe’s shoutout to the cartoonist here.

Sixth Panel: Take a look and you’ll see into your imagination…(But look out for Velma!)

And here’s what Jim Keefe’s line work looks like before the lettering and coloring…

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  1. Alli said, on July 8, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    I love “behind the scenes” glimpses. This was wonderful! Thanks!

  2. Alli said, on July 8, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Also, I relate. I went to a lecture by Lynda Barry, stood in line with my her book to sign, thinking of clever things to prove I was more than the average fan, that I was intelligent…got up to her and blurred out, “You’re funny”, and then burst into tears. More generous, she could not be. I couldn’t even approach Tom Richmond.

  3. Bill said, on July 8, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    I’m appreciating this arc, but I really appreciate your cosplay breakdown. Jim Keefe’s great artwork suffers in newsprint’s small scale and I was missing so many of the cosplay characters you’ve pointed out. Thanks so much for this.

  4. Brad said, on July 8, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    You skipped a panel. It should be Fifth and Sixth.

  5. Ah well, I messed up on CK. Squirrel Girl wears acorn earrings, not hoops.
    https://www.kotaku.com.au/2016/06/squirrel-girls-dating-life-sucks/

    • keefestudios said, on July 8, 2018 at 2:22 pm

      Standard disclaimer. Any mistakes in the cosplay is due to the character wearing it, not the artist.

      • cesco7 said, on July 10, 2018 at 7:12 pm

        We gave the cosplayers everything they needed. How could they do this to us?

    • Mollyscribbles said, on July 9, 2018 at 12:22 am

      Possibly she’d had a prior experience like me the time I made sure to pick JUST the right earrings for my cosplay only for it to sink in at the end of the day that I’d picked a rather obscure character and of the two people to mention they recognized what it was, only one noticed the earrings because we got to discussing the costume and I specifically mentioned it.

      Also, your ears can start to hurt after a few hours wearing heavy earrings, so I can see her going ‘meh, no one will notice’.

      That, or she’s taking the casual approach to cosplay — less detail and bulky parts, but people will get the gist of it and you can still move with ease through a crowd. Which I mention because, from seeing prior Squirrel Girl cosplays, moving through a crowd that dense would likely involve awkwardly holding your tail close to keep it from thwapping people.


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