Petite Inspirations

In the name of inspiration and all things interesting to me and hopefully you.

Archive for the month “November, 2011”

Long Beach Comic Con – Oct 29, 2011

This was my first experience at a comic con. I wanted to see what the hype was about. No doubt, there were tons of people dressed up in character. I’ve compiled my own trading cards (above) with some of the characters I got a chance to snap. If you’re wondering what who the girl in the middle is supposed to be Amy Winehouse, zombie version. I know she’s not part of the comic series, but I needed one more space filled. Next years cards will be much better for sure!

I took a bunch of photos I decided to start with the artists! Can you believe it, I found 3 Filipino and 1 Chamorro artist! Whoot Whoot!

The cute filipina girl, Kamilla Portacio, is the daughter of Whilce Portacio,
a famous artist that draws for DC and Marvel. So amazing how young
she is and already a good artist!
Tone Rodriguez, artist who has drawn for the
Simpson, Zorro, and Ecape from LA just to name a few.

Tone Rodriguez’ artwork.
More of Tone Rodriguez’ artwork.

Stan Sakai, author and artist of Usagi Yojimo.
Jesse Mesa Toves. I was surprised to find an
islander on the other end of the table. Good Job!!

Jesse Mesa Toves artwork.
It was great to see some female artists in this male dominant field.
Tiffany Ho, artist.
Some of Tiffany Ho Artwork.

Now for the vendors! I found some great handmade items. Something I didn’t expect at Comic Con. The first store I found was Apple 8 Store. I couldn’t believe what I found. It was a diamond in the rough. Amazing artwork!!

Handmade crochet animal beanies.

More beanies. The one on the right has it’s brains coming out! So creative!

The owners of Apple 8 Store!

Wire wrapped handmade jewelry. Love, love, love these!

Amigurumi. Looks like little candy.

Not your average shirt. Most if not all were designed by the owners.
2 headed Curious George, from Carlyfornia.

Owner of Carlyfornia.

Handmade corsets from Miss Carlyfornia.

An assortment of rings from Miss Carlyfornia.

Retro Outlaw Studios, LA California.

Retro Outlaw Studios. Punks not Dead shirt.

Retro Outlaw Studios. More shirts.

 Zombie Walk!

Just a portion of the zombies getting ready to do their walk.

At the end of the Zombie walk was a fair and an attempt to have the Guiness record for the most zombies for a walk.


Mens Crocheted Spiral Beanie

This textured beanie was a request from the other half. Ramon wanted something to keep his head warm when he went fishing on those cold mornings at the lake. I was looking for something a little more masculine than a traditional beanie, and the spirals on the pattern turned out great! He seems to be enjoying his new head gear. You can get the free pattern here from Nancy Smith from

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