I’d like to share some of the things I observed as well as encountered throughout the four day NYCC experience. As Anthony has covered, the Wytches #1 NYCC Variant was a main focus of many throughout the convention. From my discussions at the con, coming in at second place for highly sought after books was Enormous. 215 Ink had a healthy supply of all covers that began to quickly fly off the table as they did off the ComicXposure table as well for the issue 4C and D covers. The one that many were seeking most was the NYCC #1 variant limited to 106 copies.
215 Ink is bringing its A game across the board on their titles. Be sure to check out Golgotha by Karl Slominski, Beware…Formula X by Michael D. Perkins, as well as the one shot titled Black River. 215 Ink is not only force to be reckon with, it is also a magnet for some of the most genuine creators in the industry.
Spread #1 NYCC by Justin Jordan and Kyle Strahm was also a very sought after book. The previously released covers were moving as fast as the NYCC variant was. A few titles that caught my eye were Holy F*ck (limited to 100 copies) by Nick Marino and Daniel Arruda Massa by Action Lab. Another one that caught my eye is American Nature Presents (2000 printed). I saw the cover and Ryan Browne of God Hates Astronauts name attached to it with several others and had to check it out. This is a self published book that I’d imagine got picked up by Sunday.
Getting to meet and discuss titles with creators is always a welcomed experience. Joshua Williamson of Ghosted, Nailbiter, and Birthright is as down to earth and kind as they come. For those of you who like a comic that has layers be sure to get on board with Birthright. Josh has quite the story to tell and the uncanny ability to paint a picture with words in addition the top notch art by Andrei Bressan.
A few other highlights were meeting Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder, an impromptu Robert Kirkman signing following a Skybound panel, getting a quick sketch from Kyle Strahm and another one from Ryan Browne, who killed it!