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Comic Book Art: Scarlet Witch by Travis Charest Comic Book Art | Comic Books 15 DEC 2012

Travis Charest is a Canadian comic book penciller, inker and painter, known for his work on such books as Darkstars, WildC.A.T.s, Grifter/Shi, WildC.A.T.s/X-Men: The Golden Age and The Metabarons. He has also done extensive cover work for many other books, such as various Star Wars series from Dark Horse Comics.

I am particularly fond of his meticulous pencils, attention to detail and just sheer atmosphere that his art seems to evoke, making Travis one of my definite all time favourite artists.

His latest online project is that of Spacegirl, which you can find on his conveniently named Travis Charest’s Spacegirl website. Spacegirl aside though, below is a marvellous illustration he put together of Marvel’s reality altering mutant, the Scarlet Witch, an absolute bewitching visual don’t you agree?

The Avengers Cosplay Quickie: Black Widow (Crystal Graziano) Cosplay 28 NOV 2012

American cosplayer Crystal Graziano really pulls off a great version of the Russian spy turned American hero, the Black Widow.

Oh and look, she even features Natasha Romanoff’s infamous Widow’s Bite bracelets – for you know, when her martial arts and big gun prowess needs a little supplementing…

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Widow_%28Natalia_Romanova%29

The Avengers Cosplay Quickie: Black Widow (Unidentified) Cosplay 14 NOV 2012

This unidentified cosplayer really pulls off a great version of the Russian spy turned American hero, the Black Widow.

Oh and look, she even features Natasha Romanoff’s infamous Widow’s Bite bracelets – for you know, when her martial arts and big gun prowess needs a little supplementing…

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Widow_%28Natalia_Romanova%29

The Avengers Cosplay: Ms. Marvel (Kitty Honey) Cosplay 18 OCT 2012

Argentinian cosplayer Kitty Honey puts together today’s great Avengers cosplay, featuring none other than one of the strongest female heroes in the Marvel superhero lineup, Ms. Marvel!

Carol Danvers, a.k.a Ms. Marvel a.k.a Warbird a.k.a Binary has certainly been put through the wringer over the years in terms of continuity and back story, but as one of Marvel’s premier female superheroes, Ms. Marvel has served as a team member on The Avengers, X-Men, Starjammers and S.H.I.E.L.D.

She’s the reason Rogue has her more useful abilities and currently sports the powers of flight (at the speed of sound), strength, stamina, a useful “seventh sense” and of course the ability to blow things up.

In other words, a dangerous woman to be around.

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The Avengers Cosplay: Black Widow | Natasha Romanoff (Marie Doll) Cosplay 28 SEP 2012

TV Host, Model, and Cosplayer, Maria Ramos, better known as Marie Doll, started her career as a glamour model and then with her love of video games, combined her profession into cosplay modeling, giving her the chance to show her love for some of her favorite video game, anime, and comic book characters.

For this particular shoot, The Avenger’s deadly femme fatale spy, the Black Widow gets in on the action!

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Joe Madureira: Avenging Spider-Man #1 Cover (2012) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 23 SEP 2012

Because you can never have enough Spider-Man titles stocking the shelves, Marvel kicked off 2012 by launching Avenging Spider-Man, featuring a kick-ass Spider-Man/Hulk story from writer Zeb Wells, featuring a host of characters from the current Avengers line-up including the likes of Hawkeye, Spider-Woman,Wolverine, Thor, Steve Rogers and Iron Man, never mind the Red Hulk himself!

Handling the pencils for this 22 page story is the ever popular (and perhaps one of my personal favourites) Joe Madureira, who also stepped in to create this awesome piece of cover art, featuring some pretty angry meta-humans!

Manning the Stall, the Avengers and the Hillcrest Berry Orchards My Life 12 MAY 2012

Wow, for a change I got to pretty much spend the entirety of last weekend in Chantelle’s company, something which probably hasn’t happened in literally months! :)

After working from home on Friday (official office move was still in progress, meaning I was getting more done from here than what I could achieve over there), the evening was pretty much dominated by me rolling up my sleeves and getting stuck in with helping Chantelle finish off all the preparations for the Willowbridge Market the next day.

Saturday kicked off like most market Saturdays, with Chantelle bolting out in the wee early hours of the morning, leaving me to take care of Jess until early afternoon before joining up with the family in Bellville, though this one took a sharp twist as instead of taking Jessie with to visit mommy at her stall as per usual, I dropped her off in the capable hands of Rob and Monty and headed out solo to the market, where I joined up with Cheryl and Chantelle in their stall, muscling my way to the front before donning my gleaming salesman demeanour as I worked the available foot traffic and in the process, managed to net quite a number of sales as well as the incredulous stares from a rather astonished pair of Chantelle and her mom!

After closing up shop following a now rather successful market, next on the weekend stop list was a spot of shopping at Ackermans in Tygervalley in the hopes of finding some replacement pyjamas and long sleeve tops for Jessie, following the accidental permanent disposal of some of her clothes by Rob the previous week.

As it turned out Ackermans once again didn’t let us down, meaning that the next item on the agenda was to drop Jessica off back with her Ouma and Oupa and Chantelle and I prepared to head out to meet up with the posse Evan had managed to round up in order to catch the awesome Avengers movie at Cape Gate.

A quick round of McDonald’s before the start (well, he had the group of 12 assembled an hour before the screening just to be safe!), and after a lengthy queue to grab some popcorn and drinks, it was into the cinema where we proceeded to all marvel at the fantastic Joss Whedon spectacular that is the Avengers movie (in 3D!).

Jaw-droppingly satisfying comic book action film is perhaps the only way I can explain it – truly Avengers cannot be criticised on any level, bringing with it an intensely enjoyable mix of fine actors, awesome visuals, action, humour and a great story. (To be quite frank, I haven’t stopped gushing about the film and it has been a week now!)

Being parents now for the most of us meant no hanging around to chat after the group filed out of the cinema, but it did mean that Chantelle and I got a good night’s sleep in, unexpected and rather pleasing considering that two weeks ago Jessica had made it almost impossible to sleep with whatever was paining her so on the night!

Refreshed, we tackled Sunday morning by getting stuck in to the packing up adventure, before heading out in convoy (Chantelle was driving her Dad’s car, Monty and Cheryl were in the Tucson, Mom and Dad were in their Lexus SUV and I of course was in the Getz), winding our way out into the Cape Winelands region, targeting the interesting sounding Babylonstoren Farm for an afternoon out and about.

Of course, we should have picked up something fishy when GPS revealed a POI named Backsberg/Babylonstoren, as it first lead us to Backsberg wine estate, before allowing us to reach a closed due to over capacity Babylonstoren farm. Not wanting to waste time by sitting around and doing nothing, the Lotter/Montgomery convoy opted to continue the journey out to Pniel, targeting the always fabulous Hillcrest Berry Orchard, where in the end we feasted on some of the most delectable scones, cream and jam you’ll find anywhere in the Cape!

After an enjoyable kuier, it was time to part ways, meaning a trip back to Gordon’s Bay for Chantelle, Jessie and I, which really brings me to the end of this little weekend update post.

Nifty.

The Avengers Cosplay: Scarlet Witch (Kearstin Nicholson) Cosplay 15 APR 2012

Heavily tattooed model, artist and cosplayer Kearstin Nicholson puts together today’s great Avengers cosplay, featuring none other than reality bending cause of many of the Marvel Universe’s recent problems, the Scarlet Witch!

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The Avengers Cosplay Quickie: Black Widow (Unidentified) Cosplay 30 MAR 2012

This unidentified cosplayer really pulls off a great version of the Russian spy turned American hero, the Black Widow at the Bostom Comic Con 2011.

Oh and look, she even features Natasha Romanoff’s infamous Widow’s Bite bracelets – for you know, when her martial arts prowess needs a little supplementing.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Widow_%28Natalia_Romanova%29