2010 San Diego Comic-Con Photos

The majority of costumes at Comic-Con fall into standard categories — superhero, sex kitten, Ghostbuster, zombie, warrior, zombie warrior. Oh yes, and steampunk. Lots of begoggled hipsters walking around with vaguely antiquarian-looking contraptions on their backs. But some outfits rose above, and here are a few of them:

Me with flyer man. Someone said he does this every year. A Slowpoke postcard was added to the back of his head.

Gotta give it up for the Jackie O's.

Well done, sir.

In a sea of questionably-enhanced bosoms, it was refreshing to see a few dudes objectifying themselves, however goofily. I liked this guy's pluck.

As expected, the con was a grotesque juggernaut of Hollywood crap. But I did have a soft spot for this Lego Spongebob:

And this frighteningly large My Little Pony reminded me of a Jeff Koons sculpture:

Not-so-little pony

It occurred to me that Comic-Con is basically the internet personified. It’s What Reddit Looks Like. When you think of it that way, it explains a bunch of internet phenomena. Good lord, I don’t even want to imagine all the nerd humping that must have gone on in San Diego over the past few days.

Don’t get me wrong, though. I had lots of fun.


  • http://bakertoons.blogspot.com/ Charles Brubaker

    I have a friend who works at Nickelodeon’s animation studio and early this month he took me on a tour to the place. They have that Lego SpongeBob in the lobby near the entrance.

    Nothing says life like working at a studio that has that in the lobby.

  • http://www.ericolivestudio.com Eric



  • Floyd

    That second photo of the gals in pink is one of the saddest I have ever seen, but then I am old enought to remember JFK’s death. At least they did not duplicate the bloodstains on her outfit.

  • http://www.slowpokecomics.com Jen Sorensen

    Floyd, I don’t think they were necessarily dressed as Jackie O on the day Kennedy was shot. Though I understand how they might elicit memories of that horrible day to someone who lived through it.

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.