I Bought Too Much Art At Supanova 2022, Please Look At It

I Bought Too Much Art At Supanova 2022, Please Look At It
Image: Jade Jackson / WeekendNotes

So I went to the Supanova Comic & Gaming Convention on Sunday with my fellow writers from Gizmodo and Lifehacker, Zac Kelly and Lauren Rouse.

Fun times were had by all. Zac and I fought each other with foam swords (I won) and then fought a seasoned LARPer together (we won). Lauren bought a replica of Long Claw, which is Jon Snow’s sword from Game of Thrones. I bought the froggy coin purse from Naruto for this reason alone:

It was a time. Of course, there were the usual moments of convention mania, with Heath Ledger’s Joker merchandise everywhere you look, the most normal-temperature Domino’s Pizza you’ve ever eaten, and a lot of cosplayers running around. This year was the year of Genshin Impact cosplays, which makes sense because there are just so many gosh-darn girls and boys to choose from in that game.

However, my favourite part of any convention is the artist’s alley. A beautiful part of the hall that showcases art from local artists, where they’ll sell prints and badges and more. On Sunday, I was on a mission. I came with a plan. I was going to buy as much gamer art as I possibly could, all for the purpose of showing you good folks the sort of talent we have here. And so I did, and it was glorious. I’d like to show you the art I bought now, so you can bask in its glory too.

The Final Pam

Artist: scroggs | Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr

I Bought Too Much Art At Supanova 2022, Please Look At It
Image: scroggs / Kotaku Australia

Isabelle meets Tomie

Artist: Jenny Mackintosh | Website

I Bought Too Much Art At Supanova 2022, Please Look At It
Image: Jenny Mackintosh / Kotaku Australia

Kirby, Kirby, and more Kirby

Artist: Tamaki Reina | Instagram, Twitter, WebToon

I Bought Too Much Art At Supanova 2022, Please Look At It
Image: Tamaki Reina / Kotaku Australia
I Bought Too Much Art At Supanova 2022, Please Look At It
Image: Tamaki Reina / Kotaku Australia

Hornet and The Knight

Artist: Dan Pham | Instagram, ArtStation

I Bought Too Much Art At Supanova 2022, Please Look At It
Image: Dan Pham / Kotaku Australia

Sonic & Shadow

Artist: Percivore | Twitter

I Bought Too Much Art At Supanova 2022, Please Look At It
Image: Percivore / Kotaku Australia

Stickers of my best friend, Lechonk

Artist: bluejayoceane | Twitter, Instagram

I Bought Too Much Art At Supanova 2022, Please Look At It
Image: bluejayoceane / Kotaku Australia

A very naughty goose that cannot read

Artist: Leafy/Lee | Twitter, Instagram

I Bought Too Much Art At Supanova 2022, Please Look At It
Image: Leafy / Kotaku Australia

Omori and Mewo, and also some Kromer

Artists: The Lovekins | Etsy, Vogelchan’s Twitter, Mercykatze’s Twitter

I Bought Too Much Art At Supanova 2022, Please Look At It
Image: The Lovekins / Kotaku Australia

Comments

  • Haven’t been to a Supernova in years!
    Where was this one, looks a lot better than when I used to go.

    Also, what a good angle on the old convention article.

  • FUCK YEAH! Final Pam from Monster Factory!! AWESOME!!!
    That series of vids was some seriously funny shit (FYI: A funny AF, 10/10, non-political, Polygon gem of a YT series about character creation abominations, for any readers who may be curious. I deadset can’t recommend it enough, ok?). You, Ruby (ya oddball legend), have exquisite taste in art AND humour. Or at least your issues seem kinda similar enuff to my own that you’d pay $$$ for Final Pam art (soz, no insult implied there, ok?)!
    Toe-may-toh/Toe-mah-toh… right?
    *Sigh*
    Artists starve for their passion, while povo patrons like us starve, are agonized by buyer remorse AND seethe with envy at their skills!
    Yes, I am extremely jealous of your purchases, Rubes. Well done.

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