On this weeks ep of Drawn to Comics Podcast Russ and Ken chat with Phoenix-based comics self-publisher Wayne Gardiner, creator of Knightingail, The Purifires, and more. Some may find Wayne's unique approach to self-publishing controversial, but it is undeniably effective. Hear his origin story as a fanboy, and how early trips to San Diego Comic Con turned him into a mover and shaker in indie comics.
Tempe, Az - Pop Culture Paradise in Tempe was a crowded place full of excitement and enthusiasm yesterday evening, not just over the usual merchandise we all enjoy, but for the highly anticipated Knightingails United event. Between roughly five and seven o'clock, Wayne Gardiner and the girls of Knightingail, both past and present, mingled, gave announcements about the comic book series, answered questions, and autographed merchandise. They provided a vibrant display of comic books, prints,
Gilbert, AZ - This interview is a bit late coming out (interview done on May 14th) but better late than never! A great interview with the man behind 12North Photography, Larry Stone. I was there to get some exclusive shots from a Knightingail/12 North photo shoot with Jessica Nigri. Toni Darling and I were there to originally interview Jessica. But after chatting with Larry, I decided, why not do an impromptu interview with the photographer
Written and Interview by: Toni Darling You’ve seen her in pictures, on Facebook, even a Zom-Be-Gone commercial! But now you will hear a little more from this up and coming star about her career, her values and her future in this exclusive interview. Before you get to see this fantastic cosplayer in person this weekend at Phoenix Comicon, get to know her a bit here. **Plus check out an exclusive behind the scenes photo gallery of the
Mesa/Tempe, AZ - Check out a collection of photos from a busy weekend of awesome events including 2nd Friday in Downtown Mesa and Pop Culture Paradise's Re-Grand Opening & 10 Year Anniversary! Congrats to Marco and the Pop Culture Team for getting May 12th to officially be "Pop Culture Paradise Day" in the city of Tempe!!! [flagallery gid=17 skin=default_old name=Gallery]
Mesa, AZ - 04.13.12 - If there was any time to attend a Second Friday event in Downtown Mesa, then this night was the night to start. Not only was it Friday the 13th, but it was an aptly chosen day for Monsterland Bar & Grill to open its doors to the public. The excitement in the air was quite evident from the long line of patrons waiting to be a part of the festivities.
The 2012 Masquerade Award Show and Competition (MASC) is the premiere character Masquerade show and competition for the Phoenix Comicon. Contestants will design and create costumes that will be worn at the MASC show on Saturday May 26th. MASC emphasizes the character experience. Our categories and judging criteria are designed to reward the best representation of an actual character as presented and performed on stage. Contestants will be evaluated on the craftsmanship of their costume