Comic-Con: Day 4

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By Heidi
On Sunday, the 4th and final day of San Diego Comic-Con, we were able to keep the love flowing to show the artists and art enthusiasts who came by our booth just how much they meant to us.

The last day of Comic-Con is always bittersweet. The air buzzes with positivity, inspiration, and camaraderie, but in the back of your mind, you know it may be another year before you see some of these friends, old and new. Sure, we always have the Internet, but there's something special about meeting in real life that can’t compare to flipping through a portfolio of sketches, laughing out loud with your peers, and supporting artists’ hard work right then and there.

There was rarely a moment when one of our seven kiosks wasn’t occupied by an artist. Young or old, newbie or professional, digital or traditional, the chance to sit down and create art was difficult to pass up with inspiration coming from every direction.

A view from the deviantART booth, looking out at the convention floor.

With a handful of deviantART staffers standing by to answer questions, hand out swag, or grin with delight when they met a deviant they’d been following for years, every one of us walked away from the convention with hearts full of memories we'll never forget.

It was great seeing families come up to our booth, excited, wanting to share the community with their kids. Usually it's the other way around — teenagers trying to explain deviantART to their parents. There was some of the latter, but primarily what we noticed was the older generation wanting to pass the community on to their kids, or even grandchildren in some cases.

spyed watches a young pre-deviant use deviantART muro to draw a landscape of his favorite game.

Every year deviantART is a part of Comic-Con, we learn more about how to make the next even better. This year, we had more panels, more schwag to hand out, more ways to make the artists in the alley feel the love. And we have a whole year ahead to come up with how awesome we know Comic-Con 2013 will be.

And don't worry -- we'll soon be releasing video of every aspect deviantART could capture on film, so you can experience what it was like to attend from the comfort of your home.  Get excited for some exclusive interviews with artists, insider tips and tricks from our hosted panels, and so much more.

Not all Poison Ivys at Comic-Con were cosplayers. Leeahd took the time to make this villain digital.

As we mentioned in an earlier recap, we’re looking for ideas on how to make meeting up with large groups of deviants even more frequent. You may have read about our Paris deviantMEET, our London deviantMEET, and our first-ever Gallery Show in London, and we want to hear from you.

- What conventions should we go to in the future?
- What towns does deviantART need to visit next to hold a deviantMEET?
- What sorts of get-togethers would be perfect for deviantART to show up and crash?
- Please leave your ideas in the comments below!

All deviantART staffers in attendance take a moment to pose beneath our rotating sign!

Much was achieved with our sponsorship of Artists' Alley; however, none of it would have been possible without makepictures and techgnotic. Thanks to their tireless efforts and passion, we were able to further deviantART's commitment to entertaining, empowering, and inspiring the artist in all of us.

Ultimately, though, we need to sincerely thank each and every deviant and/or art lover who stopped by our booth and warmed our hearts with tales of their artistic journey.  It's thanks to them, and deviants around the world, that deviantART is able to provide an environment of creative integrity and purpose.

~Heidi and TheLaurenVerse

Read more:
Comic-Con: Day 1
Comic-Con: Day 2
Comic-Con: Day 3
Comic-Con: Day 4

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Lizyos's avatar
I wish I can go to a Comic-Con! D:
Somewhere around Montreal would be nice :)
Ramziel's avatar
Same here *sigh*
but am in luck >:D, in march they gonna organize a comic con in my city ^-^ sho I can go :"D, gonna be a nice start for 2013 :3
Lizyos's avatar
Aww lucky! c;
Ramziel's avatar
lucky as hell :3, since I live all the way in Europe, shoo....getting to the US would actually be a problem for an unemployed student :"D
JadeHunterKato's avatar
I am going to new york comic con YAY!!!!!!
Predator1378's avatar
;-; I wanna go to comic con
nicole-hime's avatar
A meet in New England =D PLEASE
girlcanrock's avatar
A presence at Australia's Supanova Expo would be incredible. It looks like SO much fun XD.
sonnywong001's avatar
HALL0WED-GR0UND's avatar
u should come to PA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FreedomsFrolic's avatar
You should most definitely visit Albuquerque, New Mexico. =)
Cryrowolf's avatar
The deviantart Family should come to Miami FL.
ArianaMoonlight's avatar
Enterprise, Alabama! No, they wouldn't do that. I would settle for Montgomery or Birmingham, though.
AZN-0-TAKU's avatar
LonelyVioletLacey's avatar
how about Austin, Texas :lol:
koolkat-3's avatar
hanachan4262's avatar
- What conventions should we go to in the future?
The deviantMEETS are always something I preferred than a convention full of people like Comic-Con...

- What towns does deviantART need to visit next to hold a deviantMEET?
ASIA!!! I don't care, just go to anywhere in ASIA!!

- What sorts of get-togethers would be perfect for deviantART to show up and crash?
One with art and deviants!! As long as those two are there, it's PERFECT!!
Jess23play's avatar
comic con is coming to Manchester but i think deviantartART might be there not sure i will find out on Saturday
PawsOfEvil's avatar
Want to go next year!

Looks soo good. Need to get me one of them tablets too :)
kamichan01's avatar
omg i was there but i could not find this~!!!
; 3;
Leeahd's avatar
I had a great time at SDCC and at the Deviant Art booth and panel. Thank you for hosting artist alley and letting me draw on your computer.
WalkingRen's avatar
That sounded awesome kinda wish I was there
sparx333's avatar
I love how even the little deviants of the future used muro.
Wish I went even more now!
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