Apologies for the lack of updates as I have been settling into a new place and a new role. This one's going to be short on text too, but the pictures should more than make up for it. Here's my experience trawling the convention hall on Day 2 of STGCC 2011.
CB Cebulski signs my copy of Comic Book Tattoo featuring a story written by him. He was quick to point out the typo in his name to liaison and me. He also adds an autograph to my autograph book with a quote from Yoda.
Ray Toh was at his booth in Artist Alley. He was also at the Liquid City Vol.1 launch back in 2008 or so but somehow my copy had missed him as it was being passed around. So here's Ray adding another autograph to my copy of Liquid City. He also kindly obliged with a quick sketch of a pirate in my autograph book.
Was first in line to get Harvey Tolibao to autograph and sketch in his sketchbook which I had picked up the day before.
Here's the original art to the STGCC-exclusive cover of Captain America #1 by Harvey Tolibao, which was being auctioned.
Benjamin Ang is the first Singaporean artist to be signed by Marvel. He was talent spotted by CB Cebulski at STGCC 2010.
Tita Larasati is an Indonesian comic artist. I first encountered her work in 24 Hour Comic Book Day 2006. Wished I knew and had brought that book along for her autograph. Here, she shows off the original art for that story - 24 pages in 24 hours. What an achievement!
Hairyashell is a sculptor in Artist Alley. Check out the lovely collaboration with Ong Ean Keat aka Keatopia.
Paul Levitz at his Hall of Fame slot and prior to his panel on the main stage
Paul Levitz panel
Stephen Segovia, Mico Suayan and Carlo Pagulayan hanging out
A final huddle before the Marvel panel
Some civil action going on
Marvel panel featuring CB Cebulski, Benjamin Ang, Leinil Yu, Mico Suayan, Harvey Tolibao, Carlo Pagulayan, Stephen Segovia and Kieron Gillen
Used one of my Fast Passes to get a sketch by Andrew Bell
Nicholas Foo, aka blackbulb, Singapore's very own Certified Lego Professional
This is the Devilrobots x blackbulb Lego Tofu-Head. Wished I had the cash for this.
Imaginary Friends Studios booth featuring the IFS issue of Heavy Metal. Made a pre-order which should be in the mail as I type this.
Stanley "Artgerm" Lau of Imaginary Friends Studios
Koh Hong Teng and Dave Chua launches their Chinese translation of Gone Case Vol.1, titled "Liao Liao". Thanks to Hong Teng for my complimentary copy...my second ever Chinese graphic novel.
Lefty Julian and Tan Eng Huat of Gilamon, enjoying the convention as visitors this time
Michael Chuah too... didn't spot Sau Lim though
Ardian Syaf completing commissions quietly at his booth
Kelvin Chan aka RocketRaygun
Managed to find that elusive copy of New Avengers 100 Project that I was missing, but unfortunately Stephen Segovia was too busy to sketch for me. He signs on the cover anyway
Carlo Pagulayan sketches instead in New Avengers 100 Project that I picked up
Long line of cosplayers were hoping to meet Kipi
With my autographs and sketches done, Day 2 was really spent checking out the wares on offer at the various booths, something I didn't really have a chance to do at STGCC 2010 because I was waiting in line all the time over three days.
Andrew Bell's designs
Sculptures by Hairyashell. If only Wonder Woman had worn that costume, the TV series wouldn't have been canned
Custom paintwork on Gundam and Transformers figures
Animax has a new anime series
Miscellaneous toy designs
Jack Sparrow cosbaby (large)
Al Pacino Scarface
Various Bruce Lee figures
Make your own superhero
Kalkitos returns for a second year running
Clay models for CGI-animated films
The best-looking booth has to be the Hot Toys booth... chock full of dioramas and their highly detailed range of pop culture figures. See if you can identify them all.
There was even a reprise of the Iron Man CollARTible exhibition with artist's customs of the Iron Man figure
Figures on display at the DC booth
Some expensive key issues
The Walking Dead Asia booth... too bad there's no sign of Robert Kirkman
Miscellaneous toys and action figures
Those cards that the patrons of Rapid Culture were playing with
My favourite bird shop
No Lego again this year, but Nanoblocks seems to have moved in to grab a piece of the pie
There was an art gallery booth featuring comics and other related art pieces. The Cap America one looks mighty familiar.
Nintendo launches their 3DS handheld console
The Play Imaginative booth hosted Devilrobots and other designer toys. They had a Mickey figure with various customs by artists and celebrities. Quite reasonably priced too.
Toki Doki is a recurrent guest since the first STCC.
Qee and Domokuns
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tourney
This year, the grafitti wall was open to all visitors to doodle upon
Here are some cool looking cosplayers and costumes: