See more photos in Dianne Garcia's gallery "Long Beach Comic Expo 2011."
As fan conventions gain increasingly more mainstream attention, with focus leaning towards the biggest events of the year, it might be easy to forget the smaller gatherings dedicated primarily to comic books. On April 23, thou ... More >>
Angus Oblong is the creator of the cult favorite cartoon The Oblongs and author of Creepy Susie and 13 Other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children. He attends "four or five" conventions a year, where he meets fans and signs things like books and body parts. He says that his favorite cons are Chicago Co ... More >>
Shannon CottrellLenora Claire and Luke Nero at mr. BLACK
When Luke Nero moved to Los Angeles, he brought the hippest gay club in New York City with him. But as the doors opened last night at Bardot for the first installment of the Tuesday night party mr. BLACK LA, one had to wonder if a club ... More >>
The waitresses and starlets ... the tech wizards and rock stars ... the activists, gang survivors, political warriors and policy wonks ... the scientists, teachers and fabulous nerds ... plus the nightlife shapers, art makers and fashion provocateurs
By Liz Ohanesian
Colin Christian "Freaky Deaky"
Clowns. Once their bulbous noses and painted grins adorned living rooms and children's bedrooms across the nation. But times changed, and the great clown painting became a relic of mid-twentieth century Americana, the faces meant to provoke smiles ... More >>