Phoenix Comicon: Top 10 Badge Art Contest Winners
K. Hiapo's "Wonder Woman"
There's nothing comical about the badge art created for the upcoming Phoenix Comicon - it's some seriously cool stuff.
From a cartoonish portrait of Cyclops from X-Men to dark, fantastical renderings of Spider-Man villain Venom, every badge art drawing reflects a local artist's unique style and passion for a particular character. And ten artists will get to wear their passions on their sleeves - literally - when their work is featured on various passes for Phoenix Comicon, taking place May 27-30 at the Phoenix Convention Center.
The first place badge, "Wonder Woman," was drawn by K. Hiapo, a frequent face at Valley anime conventions like Saboten-Con and AniZona, and Con-Nichiwa in Tucson. Hiapo often sells custom sketches at the conventions, but also sells art on deviantart.com.
The third place badge, created by Tucson resident Ernesto Romero, shows an upside-down Spider-Man crawling across the Phoenix Comicon logo (created by Daniel M. Davis). Romero has a degree in Advertising Art, self-publishes a comic titled Breed, and also sells his art on T-shirts and baseball caps at CafePress.
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