Introverted Chicago

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I loved these two couples and their super creative takes on Batman cosplay. There were a lot of terrifying Jokers and Harley Quinns running around but their level of commitment to their roles made them slightly unapproachable. These two, on the other hand, were super sweet when I asked for a photo. 

I had spotted the ’50s Batman and Catwoman earlier during the day but lost track of them in the crowd. I was thrilled to run into them later. When I asked for a photo Catwoman said yes on the condition that I take a photo on their camera too because they hadn’t taken one together yet. I was more than happy to oblige! When asked if I could take a photo of the back of Batman’s jacket Catwoman exclaimed, “He worked so hard on it!”

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Watching cosplayers doing mundane things in costume is one of my favorite things in the world so naturally I had to snap a picture of this Jango Fett texting. He looked up and realized what had just happened and burst out laughing. I then asked him to pose for a “real” photo as well.

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I’m not a huge comic person so I didn’t spend too much time in Artist Alley at Chicago Comic Con. But I had to stop for this booth featuring a comic about a group of diverse young women using martial arts to unite a crumbling world. Blades of Hopes comes from Jabal Entertainment, a company that seeks to create global empathy through art. I spoke to Blades of Hope co-creator and art director Maryam Awan about the project and her desire to present women of color as leading characters.

I bought this preview issue of Blades of Hope and the full graphic novel comes out later this year. They always say “you vote with your dollar” and I would definitely like to vote for Blades of Hope. You can find out more on their Facebook page!

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