I found myself this weekend at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. Despite not ever having really been a huge fan of pop entertainment culture I had a great time and was thoroughly impressed. There were a lot of amazing artists showing and selling their work. I was reminded just how much passion and creativity goes into this subculture; it includes some of many genres often overlooked by more "classically defined" artists (such as myself) as a sort of distant relative to the fine arts community.
So here's to all of the unrecognized artists who give as much of themselves to what they love as any artist can be expected to give. I invite others who were there to give props and share their own pictures and experiences of what C2E2 contributed this year to the world of contemporary art.