Cherry City Comicon 2017 Recap

Posted On: 04/14/17 By: Creative Team

Imagination International’s Matt Brundage and Rebecca Pirwitz hit the road this past weekend and checked out Cherry City Comicon in Salem, OR. Here’s what they discovered.

We arrived in Salem! Neither of us had ever been to Cherry City Comicon, so we were excited to check it out.


Cherry City Comicon Sign


The artist representation at this show was incredible!


What an honor to spend some time with legendary animation and comics artist Keith Tucker.


Cherry City Keith Tucker


Joel Adams displaying some of his incredible work from King of the Hill.


Joel Adams Cherry City


We stopped by Rick Marcks’ booth to see what he was up to. You can download a free copy of Jailhouse Mouse or follow him on Facebook.


Cherry City Rick Marcks


We were a little jealous of Floyd Sumner's sweet Copic Multiliner case.


Floyd Sumner Cherry City


Floyd Sumner Cherry City


Rebecca was thrilled to meet comic artist Jeff Johnson, best known for his work on Marvel Comics’ Wonder Man, as well as The Amazing Spider-Man, Green Lantern, and Weapon X.


Cherry City Jeff Johnson


Tommy Krippes!


Tommy Krippes Cherry City


Check out Erin Derrick's custom Copic marker case, built for her by her grandfather. How cool!


Erin Derrick Cherry City


Erin Derrick Cherry City


We dropped off some Copic Sketch Markers to some artists to see how they liked our new paper. Here’s what they came up with.


Savannah Glitschka dazzled us with this dragon.


Cherry City Savannah Glitschka


Jen Jen Rose (creator of the webcomic 4-Panel Life) showed us some great tricks for drawing hair with some blues and pinks.


Jen Jen Rose Cherry City


We loved this piece by Richard McConochie’s color blending on his whimsical robot landscape piece.


Cherry City Richard McConochie


Magic Wheelchair is a fantastic nonprofit organization that puts smiles on the faces of deserving kidds in wheelchairs by creating custom costumes for them at no expense to their families. We were fortunate enough to catch the reveal of their latest creation - a Star Wars Star Destroyer! Check out their website and how you can get involved - they have teams working on costumes all over the country.


Magic Wheelchair Cherry City


And the cosplay was great, too…


Wolverine and X23


Cherry City Star Wars Cosplay


Cosplay Characters for Kindness

Special shout out to Cosplay Characters for Kindness, a volunteer group who enjoy costuming and put that hobby to good use by doing events for charity fundraising. They were there raising money for The Magic Wheelchair.


We were mesmerized by Toby Wayne's Original Horror Creations. Matt picked up one sculpture, nicknamed "Frank."


Toby Wayne Cherry City


Annie M. Pasquinelli was there with her new book, Stronger: A Fearless Nine Story.


Stronger A Fearless Nice Story


We enjoyed talking with this family, all creative artists, authors, and developers! Shout outs to Haley Amenn, Samantha Amenn, Kenneth Amenn, and Thomas Amenn.


Cherry City Comicon Amenn


And, of course, we said hi to our friends at Blue Moon Books in Eugene, OR!


Blue Moon Books Cherry City



Until next year, Cherry City Comicon! Where will we be next? Check back to find out.

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