Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chicago: The Con (Part 4)

Over the duration of the Chicago Comic-Con, we watched chalk artist Eric Maruscak recreate Carlos Pacheco’s Ultimate Avengers cover of Wizard #213 (which was also used for the cover of the convention program) as a giant 9 foot by 12 foot mural on the floor in the lobby of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Apparently, Maruscak has done this at ten other Wizard shows, four of them being at the Chicago venue. This one took him around 20 hours to complete once the image was sketched out during the first four hours of Thursday’s preview night. It was pretty amazing to watch the mural evolve over the course of the weekend, and we enjoyed tracking its progress each time we entered and left the building.

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