Missy Peña is a really good artist, who's done some fantastic covers for BOOM!'s Steven Universe series. Back in March, she shared a great idea on her Tumblr page, a convention spending tracker.
I learned about the art of Mel Rivera at last weekend's Charlotte Comicon. The nice thing about smaller conventions like Charlotte Comicon is that you can walk by and find artists that you didn't know were out there. Mel was sitting there at a table in Artists Alley with a couple of binders for people to flip through showing off his pencil portraits of super-heroes and super-villains.
Bleeding Cool reported that at Montreal Comic Con, Arthur Sudyam, best known for his Marvel Zombies cover images took over three Artists Alley tables from other artists, who had to be relocated to locations other than where they were listed in the con web site and brochure.
Denise Dorman, comic book cover artists Dave Dorman‘s wife has written a blog post on the difficulty that her husband has had making any money at larger conventions, including one in his back yard. In it, she points out the prevalence of cosplayers turning Artists’ Alley into the backdrop for their photos and in talking to