As some of you may have noticed, I have a certain taste for… alternative culture. As such, I have more than a couple alternative friends who invite me to alternative events like Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird. It’s basically one giant event for dealers selling things like comics, postage stamp jewelery, duct tape bags with Pokemon designs, monocles, artificial severed limbs, sci-fi sculptures, wooden robots, and countless other things that you didn’t know existed, but now want to purchase for your home.
Tattoos in the midde of the hall were a bit of a surprise.
There was a guy selling nothing but sculptures with creepy baby faces.
I love this rocket ship sculpture. I hope shooting it from this angle made for a better photo.
For reasons I cannot describe, the fact that Optimus Prime support Pepsi makes me incredibly happy.
So, did you see those terrifying baby face sculptures up in the collage block? Well, Ari saw that booth too, and insisted on buying one. Not only that, but she couldn’t leave the Off The Wagon booth to go grab one, so I had to go get it for her. That’s right, I enables this:
And, on the off-chance that you still might be able to get to sleep tonight, I leave you with this:
It’s official: I will freelance for comics. But when Off The Wagon, one of my favorite local stores, offers me extra free comics and store credit towards more comics to come and shoot Free Comic Book Day, how can I refuse? I love shop, the staff, the free comics, the costumes, and the amazing people. I hope this event continues to grow since it’s such a fantastic way to meet great people and get more exposure for an often under appreciated medium. I haven’t had time to dig into my comic bundle yet because I wanted to get the photos edited, the post up, and get a few miscellaneous things done, but I’m going to wrap this up so I can enjoy my hard-earned comics and some tea.
Off The Wagon is still a relatively new, local vendor and comics are only a small part of their inventory, but there was a huge turnout for them. At one point the line was backed up all around the store, and nearly out the door.
It’s a shame that I didn’t get to read all of these comics.
This Rogue costume makes me all 90s nostalgic.
Ari unleashes the war cry of her bags of victory.
This shot was a bit of an accident. He was just helping me test the lights, and we got this. I dig it though.
He is: THE IRON DRAGON!
Fezzes are cool.