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Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2011 Photo Report

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From January 8th-9th, Arizona was home to the first comic con of 2011! Brothers Jimmy and Bill Jay threw an awesome comic convention with a host of excited fans. With huge artists and writers from the comics industry, including Robert Kirkman, Jeph Loeb, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Ryan Ottley, in addition to Jon Bernthal and Steven Yeun from the hit TV series The Walking Dead, Amazing Arizona Comic Con was a great way to start off the 2011 con season. Not only was the fan enthusiasm infectious, but the professionals also seemed to enjoy being there, greeting all the guests and signing books. Artist Alley was perpetually packed during the show, and the lines for the bigger guests never seemed to shrink. If you couldn’t make it this year, and you want to see a comic con done right, make sure you come next year! Here are some pictures from the inaugural Amazing Arizona Comic Con (Special thanks to http://twitter.com/#!/gelatometti for additional photos, who reminds you to always charge your phone and cameras at shows!):

Anxious crowds waiting for the doors to open.
AACC founder Jimmy Jay greets the crowd with cosplayers behind him.
The mayor of Mesa presents Robert Kirkman with his own street as Steve Yeun and Jon Bernthal look on.
Fan favorite Rob Liefeld signing and sketching for fans all weekend long!
Artist Keu Cha talks to fans about Hex, his pet project, while inker Joe Weems goes over a drawing.
Ryan Ottley and Cory Walker working on their commission lists (photo courtesy of @gelatometti).
Jon Bernthal gives a fan a high five during the Walking Dead signing.
Robert Kirkman walks the line to please the fans.
Todd McFarlane's only break during his 4 HOUR signing on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of @gelatometti)
Jeph Loeb signing for fans.
Aspen's JT Krul and Mark Roslan find a peaceful minute amidst the chaos.
Cosplayers pose for the fans.
Retailers peddling their books to fans.
Artist Alley was busy all weekend long.
Comic Madness greets guests at the door.
Artist Ebas strikes a pose.
Along with colorist Nei Ruffino.
Booth babes!
Bill Jay hopes you come back next year!

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