The Jacob Javitts Center was filled to capacity, with superheroes, artists, and of course, fans. This was the place to be, to see the latest comics, toys, cartoons and costumes of your favorite characters. This yearly convention brings together the masses of fantasy consumers and creators.
"Oh I'm dressed up as Chun Li from Street Fighter. It's a video game."
"This a Kyle Rayner Green Lantern costume. And this is a Jade costume."
The convention also hosts those who shape the industry. Established industry mainstays, and newer, smaller companies all attended to show off their latest.
[Wilson Ramos, Section 8 Comics]
"Well we're basically here to show off some of the books that we're working on. Pretty much Eric and I...Eric's mainly the writer and I'm one of the artists. And we basically have been putting books together for a couple of years now. And then we come to the convention to showcase the books."
At the convention we met with the industry's largest distributor of comic books and related merchandise. Diamond Comic Distributors transports comic books to stores throughout the United States. Vice President Kuo-Yu Liang describes Diamonds success.
[Kuo-Yu Liang, Vice President, Diamond Book Distributors]
"Diamond is the world's biggest distributor of English language comics, pop culture, toys, manga, graphic novels. We've been around about 30 years. Privately owned. I think why Diamond's successful is two reasons/ Number one, I think, because we're very focused. We only do comics and pop culture."
A down economy did not stop the thousands of comic fans who packed the convention floor this year.
Carl Fredricks, NTD, New York.
The Comic Book Novice spotlight on Section 8 Comics
Wilson Ramos and Eric Rivera of Section 8 Comics are interviewed at the 2008 New York Comic Con by CBN host Belkis.
Copyright 2008, MFC Studios.
Wilson Ramos and Eric Rivera interview at NY Comic Con 2010
Rich interviews Wilson and Eric about their Section 8 Comics, its titles and the work ethic of artists.
Look out, there's more comics, statues and dressed-up geeks coming at ya! The Con continues! Get it?! Con-tinues, eh, eh? Ah, nevermind. Plus, win MORE exclusive signed swag!
In this episode: Best Comics International, comics, GG Studios, Lack Luster World, NY Comic Con, Section 8 Comics, Sideshow, Skeleton Story, Team Kaiju, The Fellow's Hip, The One
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