New York Comic Con is over now but that doesn’t mean all the fun has to stop. For the 13th edition of this show NYCC brought in an expected 250,000 attendees. The show held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan is a celebration of all things pop culture. Like any top tier convention there were a ton of things to do throughout the shows four days from Panels, Exhibit Floor, Artist Alley, and Offsites.
As there is so much to cover I’ll be dividing up my coverage of the show floor into categories. Below I’ll be looking at a brief snapshot of the art galleries. Every year these guys step up their game and bring some of the best art by the hottest artists in the game. Of course there is an entire Artist Alley, arguably one of the world’s best, but this article is focused on the booths and artists on the show floor in the poster art game.
So let’s dive right in!
What Mondo is to SDCC Bottleneck Gallery (BNG) is to NYCC; always improving and always pushing the limits of fans wallets. BNG brought a ton of goodies to the convention this year. Working with Grey Matter Art and Vice Press there were releases from Matt Ferguson including a Thor Ragnorak , Jurassic Park, and Beetljuice. They continued the Lord of the Ring Trilogy with a Two Towers print from Ise Ananphada, Gabz Blade Runner and Indy, Karl Fitzgerald Return of the Jedi, Martin Ansin Batman Beyond, and a surprise Akira print by Raid71 in their new poster tubes to name a few! They also partnered with Bimtoy to sell their tiny Ghost figures. The booth saw a steady stream of people until the afternoon and always seemed to have someone buying from them.
For Matt Ferguson there was a lot going on including his book signing where he only brought 50 copies as well his Thanos coin snapture where only 30 attendees were able to get one throughout the entire weekend.
Give these guys a hand for their hard work throughout the weekend.
Grey Matter Art
GMA also had a bunch of new releases on top of their collaboration with Bottleneck on the Matt Ferguson Thor Ragnorak poster. Working with Tom Whalen they had a Black Panther release to continue their Marvel line, and absolutely gorgeous Avengers: Infinity War by Dan Mummford, as well as prints from Dave Perillo, Raid71, Andy Fairhurst, and more. What these guys do with their corner in the 3000 section of the show floor ReedPop should give them double the space!
Hero Complex Gallery
Coming from California Hero Complex occupied their normal spot on the show floor with a stunning Lost Boys, Akira, and Labyrinth prints. With tons of signings from artists including Dan Mumford, Glen Brogan, Rhys Cooper, Kevin M. Wilson/Ape Meets Girls, Marko Maneev, Vance Kelly the Hero Complex Gallery continues to be a force on the show floor.
Maybe less talked about I can’t think of another booth that can cause as much mayhem than Spoke Art. With their yearly Sperry foil typically limited to 30 copies if you are not at the boot at 9:45 AM on Thursday morning you can forget about even thinking about owning one. Also on display were some Nico Delort Universal Monsters prints in his typical style, some minimalistic prints from Concepcion Studios, and more.
Strong Stuff – Tom Whalen Illustration and Montygog’s Art-O-Rama
Sharing a booth in the block Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo were both on hand selling their harder to find sold out prints including a beautiful Mondo Alice in Wonderland and a Captain America: Civil War. Dave had his Overwatch, Marvel, Cuphead, and Simpsons prints to name a few on sale.
Resident cool guy Jason Edmiston also occupied a booth in the Block. A traditional artist, painting in acrylic on watercolor Jason had a copy of his extremely popular and extremely hard to find Jaws prints, some original pieces, and his exceptionally popular Eyes Without a Face series.
Another artist in the Block section of the show floor Anthony Petrie had a slew of prints including and insanely detailed Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness print.