So, did anyone else go to Fan Expo in Toronto this weekend?
I was there mostly for my wife to get some celebrity autographs and for me to peruse the Artist Alley. I didn't think to look ahead at the list of comic attendees (http://www.fanexpocanada.com/genre/home/view/comicbook)
While walking around, I was amazed at the names that I recognized. Matt Fraction was there, and I recognized him from a picture in a comic before I had to double take on the name. And of course, drew a complete blank on questions I wanted to ask until I got home.
On a related note, I have a question about art by third parties containing characters from comics, etc. There were lots of different artists doing Superman, Batman, Joker, Iron Man, Captain America, etc. and I'm pretty sure some of them had never worked for the comic companies in the past. I thought these were copyrighted characters and would be off-limits for third parties to draw and sell prints of. Am I incorrect, or do Marvel, DC, et al. just turn a blind eye to things like that?