I bought a couple of art items from local vendors as well, as I'm very eager to support Houston- and Texas-based artists and creators in the comics industry. Some of the vendors I patronized this year were:
- Tentacle Kitty, a monstrously cute creation from Houston, according to their website. They had cute posters and other arty things on their table, featuring their mascot. Check them out for ultra-cuteness!
- Mark Nasso, whose Land of the Rats I reviewed and enjoyed recently. Mark creates his own comics here in Houston, and had an excellent Wolverine print that I had to have.
- Miguel Zamora, an artist based out of San Marcos. His prints were excellent, and after my younger sister bought one of his Harley Quinns, I got a Nightwing/Batgirl and a Spider-Man from him.
- After Twilight, a comic published in Houston, set in Houston, about a dystopian future. The protagonist is a librarian, so I can't wait to read it!
- Brass Comics, another local publisher, composed of Bruce Small and Zach Q. Each creator had a comic I picked up, and can't wait to read and review.
- A few titles from CCP Comics, which is based in Austin. I talked with the artists and creators for a bit, and was impressed with the quality of their products and happy that such a publisher was only a little ways away from Houston!