Summer is here and that means it’s time to go out and enjoy the comic cons that are happening around the world. From San Diego Comic Con, to a smaller venue with a few stalls, there’s plenty to check out. As someone who attended his first comic con in Manchester last year, I thought it would be a good idea to come up with a few tips for people who’re attending a convention for the first time. I’ve yet to go to any of the large American venues, so this will be a guide on how to enjoy a smaller comic con in your local area.
With the continued success of The Comic Vault I’ve decided to branch out onto another channel. You can now find a Comic Vault Instagram account that’s dedicated to all things pop culture related. I think it’s another great way to interact with followers and showcase things that can’t be put into words.
Recently, I hit 400 followers and I wanted to thank everyone new who’s come across The Comic Vault. As part of a cathartic process and because I want to keep the topic going about depression in young men, I’ve been giving insights into my personal life. Back in January, I posted an article about how I was feeling very low in myself. I didn’t have a job, I had feelings of worthlessness and I felt trapped inside a rut I couldn’t break out of.
This week has been a sad time for my city, for a place I feel a deep sense of connection to. When Manchester Arena was bombed and people were killed it reminded me of how terrorism can happen anywhere in the world. Innocent children lost their lives and their families are forced to pick up the pieces. But among the sadness and the grief, there’s been hope. There’s been acts of heroism and that is what The Comic Vault is all about showcasing.
In a world where brands are fighting to connect with customers, it can be hard to find new ways to advertise. Thinking outside the box is a good way to generate fresh ideas, whether it’s through a campaign or social media. New platforms are being developed regularly to bridge the gap between brands and consumers. One of the most popular platforms is Twitch, with more companies using it as a way to reach younger customers. But for those who haven’t heard of Twitch, what is it and how can it be used to advertise your brand?
The Comic Vault is a place for comic reviews and shining a light on the industry. But it’s also about creating a platform for up and coming comic writers to establish themselves. It’s why I’m sending a call out for new comics to review.
With the current political climate in Syria, it’s natural that events would be reflected on the page. Such is the case with the latest issue of Red Hood And The Outlaws written by Scott Lobdell and drawn by Dexter Soy. The comic follows the former Robin, Jason Todd, leading a team that consists of Artemis and Bizarro. All three characters have a dark history that’s put to good use against the backdrop of political strife. Continue reading “Political Power And Syrian Metaphors In Red Hood And The Outlaws”