As I mentioned in Part 1 of my Montreal Comiccon 2016 recap, I spent a lot of money on art this year. Like, a LOT. I mean, I went in with a budget and a plan… I blame my friend Anne for enabling my art hoarding tendencies. That said, I genuinely LOVE everything I bought, although finding room on our walls is going to be a whole other story.
My first bit of loot was technically free as it was part of the comic exchange we had as part of the pre-comiccon brunch for Geek Girl Brunch Montreal. I’ve never read any Terry Moore, so I was super lucky to grab these trades from Anne. I’d contributed some Lumberjanes singles and the few issues of Princess Ugg I’d managed to find before I decided to get the whole thing in trades.First stop was Gillian Newland. I hadn’t planned on grabbing so much art from one artists, but they were having a Sunday sale and Anne wanted to grab something too, so I just kept going. I absolutely love the Reapers piece with the Mass Effect relay in the background. It’s so atmospheric. I actually read both Death trades before I’d read a single issue of Sandman (attention: wannabe goth girl), so I had to get this stunning piece by Yien Yip. She also had some great Delirium t-shirts that were very tempting. Rick had commissioned me to find some Witcher art since we don’t have any at home yet, but I had absolutely no luck at at. Not a single piece. It was kind of surprising, but I suppose it’s still sort of niche. To make up for my abject failure in that department I decided to treat him to some proper beard grooming instruments as his beard is quite bushy these days and I’m sick of him using my terrible hairbrush. I really wish I could remember who’d painted that adorably chubby Red Sonja. She’s so cute, I just couldn’t resist. And of course, the Daredevil and Jessica Jones stickers will be going onto my planner toute suite. How fantastic is Hawkeye and pizza dog?! I want to see a Netflix series of that storyline. And of course I had to get the Mass Effect beefcake stickers. I’m not generally very nostalgic for my childhood cartoons, but something about the sense of movement in these pieces by Kevin Briones really spoke to me. And finally, I knew going into the con that I had to grab the BB-8 earrings by Lilipop, makers of my beloved R2-D2 earrings. And, because I don’t own a lot of stuff that celebrates my horror side, I had to get the Jason earrings as well.
And that’s it. All my loot from Montreal Comiccon 2016. Now to lock my wallet away for the rest of the summer. *sigh*