This year was Stache Publishing’s first visit to the Cincinnati Comic Expo. We were looking forward to the opportunity to enjoy a great convention as well as experience the world’s second largest Oktoberfest celebration in downtown Cincinnati.
New for the convention was Ginormous the latest comic by Drew Rose and David Tickner, with art by Lauren Ousley and color by Felipe Gaona. The action-comedy proved to be a hit with convention goers. DC comic artist Christopher Jones was supportive of the new release.
As Stache’s resident Twitter wrangler, Rose participated in a panel discussion about using social media to promote independent comics. Meanwhile, artist Lauren Ousley worked on sketches and contributed a western themed batgirl for a fan’s ‘stache filled sketchbook.
Alice Harvey took time out from cosplaying pin-up Wonder Woman to provide a sketch of favorite villain Poison Ivy on an art shirt. Ryan Lawson did a sketch of a Deadpool for appreciative young hero. Jordan Williams did a variety of sketch covers including a speedy pairing of the Flash and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Writer Anthony Mathenia was interviewed by Darkfyre media regarding he and Shane Crash’s grindhouse comics Tabula Rasa/Butterfly.
The Stache ladies were a hit on the day they cosplayed Poison Ivy and Wonder Woman with special appearance by Aryn Fulgham as Catwoman. Look out, this kitten has a whip!
After the show the Stache gang had a crazy time bouncing from german beer to dropping in on the Time Traveler’s ball. It was a special trip for Shane Crash, who finally got into cosplay when meeting literary hero Mark Twain.