After spending an awesome weekend geeking out at Stan Lee’s Comikaze and having the opportunity to record tomorrow’s episode with one of our favorite listeners, I realized I’ve run a little short on time to write my post on Skyrim: Dragons vs. Vikings: Part II. However, the time spent at Comikaze gave me a chance to catch up with one of my favorite independent artists, Pao, the creator of HANGBoY. I first had the opportunity to check out his unique take on history (and particularly the Second World War) at San Diego Comic-Con in 2011 and again at WonderCon 2012, and now he’s definitely on my to-see list of any convention we happen to both attend. Why? Because his work IS AWESOME!
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Tagged Art, Axis Powers, Comikaze, Dark Humor, HANGBoY, Independent Art, Independent Artists, Pao, San Diego Comic-Con, Second World War, Stan Lee, The Battle of Stalingrad, WonderCon, World Map, World War II, World War Too
Another Comic-Con has come and gone, and the Monkey in the Cage crew is WORN OUT! Even with back-up and thorough planning, tackling the awesomeness that descends on San Diego every year proved to be more challenging and rewarding than ever, and we weren’t even on the floor (legitimately)! Join us this week as we are once again joined by our favorite intern, Jared the Intern, and artist/illustrator extraordinaire Dennis Salvatier to recap all of our experiences outside of the convention center. Gas up the Batmobiles, throw back a couple of beers, and don’t let those zombies get you as we talk SDCC 2012 on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
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Tagged assassin's creed III, Avengers vs. X-men, Batman, Batmobile, Borderlands 2, Captain America, Comic Books, Cryptozoic, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Cthulhu Fluxx, Cthulhu Gloom, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Dennis Salvatier, Disneyland, Django Unchained, Eberron, Firefly, Gamers vs. Evil, Grant Imahara, Guardians of Middle-Earth, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Joss Whedon, Keith Baker, Mythbusters, Penny Arcade, Penny Arcade Game, Playstation, Quentin Tarantino, Resident Evil 6, Robert Kirkman, Salvatier Studios, San Diego, San Diego Comic-Con, SDCC 2012, Sony, Steampunk, Super Heroes, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, The Avengers 2, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, The Mandarin, The RealmCast, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead Escape, Thor The Dark World, Winter Soldier, Xbox, Zombies
Well, it’s Monday. If you are reading this article, it means that you are still alive, and you should probably be thanking me. With the close of San Diego International Comic-Con 2012 also comes the stopping of a serious viral zombie outbreak in the greater San Diego region. Despite all the fan fare, comics, cosplay, and celebrities that abound every summer at the San Diego convention center, hands down the biggest and best attraction was AMC’s The Walking Dead Escape, conducted at PetCo Park. It’s likely you’ve already heard all about it, but I’m here to give you my “survivor” experience… because I saved your life (true story).
Posted in Conventions, Cosplay, Horror, Pop-Culture
Tagged AMC, Cardio, CDC, Comic-Con, FEMA, Horde, Horde Hero, Obstacle Course, PetCo Park, San Diego, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, San Diego International Comic-Con, Spectators, Survivor, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead Escape, Walker, Zombie, Zombie Obstacle Course, Zombie Run, Zombies