Thursday, September 25, 2014

Comic Book Swap Meet and Rose City Comic Con review in photos!!

Whoa, it's been a little while since I personally posted here at Hopefully you've all been enjoying the comic book reviews by Joe David Thompson, and the monthly cosplay column by Kit Cosplay! They would both love to hear your feedback, so feel free to drop them a line, send them a tweet, or talk to them on Facebook! Their contact info always follows their columns.

As I promised, here are a couple pictorial reviews of a couple recent nerd conventions. First is the Comic Book Swap Meet, which is my own baby that I set up right here on the Olympic Peninsula, in Washington state. That show is followed up by last weekend's Rose City Comic Con. The Rose City Comic Con takes place in Portland, Oregon each September. Enjoy, and try not to mind all the pictures of myself, I was having too much fun. If you attended either show and have great pictures or feedback, please feel free to let me know...

Comic Book Swap Meet
August 23, 2014

Creators Edge Press joined us at the Comic Book Swap Meet

As did our good friends, Your Mom Comics
Star Wars memorabilia and more...
Comics and fun...
more comics...
Indie comic artist John Campbell working on an awesome Wolverine piece! Keep your eyes open for an exciting comic project John is working on.
One of my favorite artists and good friend to, and the man behind the epic show flyer, Mr. CD Poe hard at work on a custom sketch for a fan.
John Nutter's Quailman and one of my favorite people cosplaying as one of my favorite characters, Richard Castle!!!
Comic Book Swap Meet guest of honor, Matthew Southworth. Matt has worked on some titles you might have heard of, such as Spider Man, X-Men, The Punisher, and recently on Stumptown!
Matthew Southworth doing some beautiful sketches at the convention.
A custom piece Matthew Southworth did for me!! Watch out for a interview with Mr. Southworth in the near future.
My nice way of saying bye to everyone at the mini-con! See ya next Comic Book Swap Meet!

Rose City Comic Con
September 20-21, 2014

First and foremost I gotta give props to possibly my two favorite costumes of the show. Bombshell Wonder Woman and Bombshell Harley Quinn portrayed by my good friends Charlene Hartnett, making her cosplay debut, and up and comer Lauderdale Cosplay. Go follow Lauderdale on Facebook! She is serious about the art of cosplay. I had the chance to watch her work on these costumes and was very impressed by her hard work, determination, and craftsmanship to the point that I endorse her 100% in her career. I see big things for her. Now go follow her and tell her TheSteveStrout sent you! Remember the name Lauderdale Cosplay! As a matter of fact, I want to give props to all my hardworking cosplay friends: Ryan Turney, Kit Cosplay, Abi Sue Cosplay, Jesse Lagers, John Nutter, and anyone else who gives their all for the art!!
Got to meet the lovely Anne Wheaton and Bonnie Burton. They made me some custom Cards Against Humanity cards, which I will not share here (kids might be reading this!). Come play CAH and I will show ya!
Hangin with one of the best up and coming cosplayers, Miss Sinister. Go check her out!
This Rocket Raccoon was in my top costumes of the show.
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This speaks for itself! Kneel before him.
Two Quailmen? This Quailman meeting was tense! That's John Nutter Cosplay on the left. If anyone knows the other Quailman, let me know
Bad picture of AWESOME Sand People...I dont care much for the lighting in the lobby at the Portland Convention Center. The glare makes taking a good photo really tricky.
Classic Batmobile. A thing of beauty.
This Lego R2D2 was one of the coolest things I've ever seen!
Me with the co-creator of the Walking Dead comics, and current Deadpool artist, Tony Moore!
I high fived this Wookie!
My friend and Stumptown artist, Matthew Southworth, Doing a sketch on my bag at RCCC!
Matt and I with the bag! Such an amazing talent and nice guy.

Close-up of the bag. Spidey/Peter Parker! If you run into me in person, check it out!
Fantastic Ronen cosplay. If you know who this was let me know!
Photo courtesy of John Nutter
Awesome Modok
photo courtesy of John Nutter
Iron Totoro
photo courtesy of John Nutter
Huge Soundwave at the Bobakahn Toys booth! I saw this the last couple years at Emerald City Comic Con and it never ceases to blow my mind!

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Steve Strout is the media mastermind behind this site, host of the Comic Book Swap Meet, nerd, terrible artist, gamer, convention goer and comic book reader who spends more time rescuing toys from thrift shops than a normal adult should. He is also known around the northwest for his promotion of live music and stand-up comedy events and is the creator/producer of the Olympic Peninsula Comedy Competition (which will make it's big return in 2015). Follow him on Instagram at, and  He can be reached for comments at on twitter at @thestevestrout