Comics - Otakon 2014: August 8th - 10th - August 1st, 2014, 1:59 am

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Soundtrack by Jan Hammer... or maybe Harold Faltermeyer
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Blitzkrieg1701, August 1st, 2014, 2:12 am

Apparently, it's 80's night at Otakon? I'm not entirely sure how I ended up with a cover page like this one. The original idea was to parody the Streets of Fire poster (or at least Father of Death) with some of the mascots dramatically posing in front of the Convention Center... Unfortunately, those big head/tiny body proportions don't lend themselves to dramatic poses very well, especially if they have to mimic something normal sized humans do. Try as I might, I just couldn't get the idea to work... and I'm still not sure how I got it in the first place. Still, I had the dramatically-shaded background finished and started randomly playing around with the color. Suddenly I had the Synthwave Compilation Album Cover you see before you. I dunno, I like it. That's why I'm going ahead and letting the page go live now instead of next Thursday.

SPEAKING OF WHICH: if you're just now checking the site during the con, or immediately after, have patience! If all goes well, a fresh batch of Otakon comics should be online late Wednesday night, or early Thursday morning! Most of them will probably have less Hot Pink than you see here!

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ActionZero (Guest), August 1st, 2014, 2:34 am

Let me just say that cover page looks really awesome and I want it as a poster. Or as an alternative cover for the program guide

Blitzkrieg1701, August 1st, 2014, 3:49 am

Yeah, I think I'm gonna have to make at least a few posters outa this bad boy :)

(Might need to change the text to something other than "Otakon" though. Just to be on the safe side)

E. Bernhard Warg (Guest), August 1st, 2014, 4:25 pm

Now *there's* a building I'm very familiar with!

Wish I could give you permission to put the "Otakon" name on the poster, but I lack the authority :(

ActionZero (Guest), August 3rd, 2014, 3:06 am

Just as long as you keep the awesome pink/blue font it'll all be good

E. Bernhard Warg (Guest), August 6th, 2014, 12:20 pm

I keep coming back to look at this. It makes me think of New York Deli potato chips and Cherry 7-Up...

E. Bernhard Warg (Guest), August 14th, 2014, 6:57 pm

Incidentally, while at-con ("at-Kon?") I showed this comic to some of my fellow Ota-Staffers, and they loved it.

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