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SDCC 2018 Interview with Headlocked Comics

Michael Kingston of Headlocked Comics spoke with us about starting his own book and building his company from the ground up.  Headlocked Comics will also be bringing some great exclusives to SDCC this year as well as some amazing wrestling talent… The story of Headlocked is interesting.. can you take …

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SDCC 2018 Interview with Diamond Select Toys

We spoke with Zach Oat from Diamond Select Toys.  DST has been bringing high quality PVC statues to SDCC and continues on with that tradition this year.  We highly recommend you check out their booth at 2607. One of the many reasons we love interviewing Diamond Select is your exclusives.  You’re …

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SDCC 2018 Interview with Nanamation!

Nanamation also known as Nan Hockin is bringing her art and style to SDCC 2018.  Check out her latest works on Instagram and if you’re at SDCC stop by her booth at F-11… Why did you wait until 2005 to show off your art?  And what finally made you decide to …

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SDCC 2018 Interview with Nerd Nite!

Nerd Nite San Diego is a monthly gathering of nerds for lectures and a of course beer.  This year they are throwing a party at SDCC with National Geographic…   Let’s start with the basics… What is Nerd Nite San Diego? Nerd Nite is a monthly lecture event that strives …

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SDCC 2018 Interview with Castle By Design

Ruth and Ed make up Castle By Design, the couple bring you amazing illustrations and stunning handmade jewelry.  Ed does the illustrations, which are ultra realistic and will someone be a mashup of different geeky things.  Ruth does all the geeky inspired jewelry by hand, each piece is made with …

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SDCC 2018 Interview with Cryptozoic Entertainment

Cryptozoic Entertainment quickly became a hit at SDCC with their Golden Goddess line.  This year they are bringing back the popular SDCC Exclusive with a second series… this year includes Supergirl, Poison Ivy and Batwoman.  Cryptozoic doesn’t only just put out amazing highly collectible figures, they also make board-games, trading …

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SDCC 2018 Interview with Art Knight Studios

We spoke with Tristan Whitehouse of Art Knight Studios! He’s currently part of Accidental Aliens Comic Anthology  which had it’s orgins at San Diego Comic Fest.  He’ll also be part of a panel, Drawing Inspiration on Thursday July 19, from 3-4pm in room 29AB.  Let’s catch up with Tristan and all that …

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SDCC 2018 Interview with Jason Christman

We checked in the Jason Christman, his unique style has a vintage look that works well with the original Star Wars Trilogy.  You can pick up his amazing prints on his website or at the Acme Archives Booth #5629.  Let’s find out more about Jason Christman! How did you find …

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SDCC 2018 Artist Interview with Ryan Benjamin

Ryan Benjamin‘s “Brother’s Bond” is up for an Eisner Award this year, which is award to those for creative achievement in the comic book industry.  Think of this award as an equal to winning an Oscar or a Grammy for the comic industry.  You can also watch him take pen …

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SDCC 2018 Interview with KNEADY Bakery

Kati Olexiewicz and Ashley Berens the Co-Creators and Co-Owners of KNEADY Bakery are back at SDCC with their amazing baked treats.  The popular 2018 Comic Convention Care Package is back with Robert Brownie Jrs., Game of Scones, Rice Krispin Glovers (The Snack to the Future), and  Lord VoldeS’Mores … just to name a few. To …

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SDCC 2018 Artist Interview with Eddie Campbell

We spoke with Eddie Campbell, best known to our geek audience as the iconic artist for “From Hell”.  During his career he’s worked with Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman just to name a few.  His latest release “Bizarre Romance” is a collaboration with his wife, who is also a best …

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SDCC 2018 Artist Interview with Josh Figueroa

Josh Figueroa caught our eye with his amazing detailed sketches and love for all things geek. He’ll be doing a lot at this years San Diego Comic Con, including a sketch commissions all day and a huge Spider-man 3 panel.  When you get the chance please check out Josh at FF-15 …

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SDCC 2018 Artist Interview with BeeFy & Co.

BeeFy & Co.  are most recognized for taking all things geeky and making them incredibly cute.  You have recognize their irresistible plushes or t-shirts.. which includes the sad yet cute Jon Snow.  They also boast their own cute creations, please check them out this year at San Diego Comic Con. …

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SDCC 2018 Artist Interview with Carla Wzygala

Carla Wyzgala‘s iconic style blends geek culture with sexy pin-ups and caught our eye last year in San Diego.  She is also our Artist of the Year 2017 and can be found traveling the country at all major Cons.  We’re kicking off this years San Diego Comic Con coverage with Carla …

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Artist Interview with Jenny Parks!

This week we spoke with amazing illustrator Jenny Parks.  Her work is most recognizable for it’s use of cats and all that is geeky!  Her amazing attention to finding the correct cat or animal to fit the subject is absolutely purrfect…. sorry, had to do that. When did you first realize …

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Artist Spotlight with Bree Paulsen

This Artist Spotlight we spoke with Bree Paulsen!  Bree talks vampires, influences, and some about the Con life.  Check out Bree’s “Patrik the Vampire” and some of her other amazing creations! Q.  Where did the fascination with vampires come from? Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. I love many …

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Artist Spotlight with Melissa Pagluica…

This week we focused on Melissa Pagluica for our Artist Spotlight.  Her art has it’s own developed style that is unique and eye catching, we hope you all enjoy our interview with Melissa… Q.  When did you first realize you had this amazing talent and that you could make it a …

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Artist Spotlight with Matty Cardarople!

We spoke with Actor extraordinaire Matty Cardarople. You may recognize him from his outstanding recent roles in “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and “Stranger Things”.  Matty has found his niche playing the awkward and  nerdy type, but he’s become highly recognizable and diverse in his roles.  We hope you enjoy …

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Artist Spotlight… Jessica Chrysler!

We interviewed amazing artist Jessica Chrysler!  Her work is dreamlike and has an amazing imaginative style to it, it was a pleasure learning what influenced in her youth and what keeps her creative mind going.   Let’s get into the Q&A with Jessica…. Q.  When did you first realize you had …

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Artist Spotlight… TeaBook

This is a bit of a different interview for our readers, we interviewed Noah Bleich owner of TeaBook and some amazingly geeky named teas.  If you’re into great puns and AMAZING tea… then definitely check out Noah and his products. Q.  We first discovered you at Long Beach Comic Expo… …

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Artist Spotlight with… Tanya Bjork

We interviewed Tanya Bjork!  The talented artist tells us about her amazing comic “Havenhurst” and it’s unique start and much more! Q.  Let’s start with the basics, when did you realize you wanted to make art your career?   I wanted to make art my career the moment I learned it …

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Artist Spotlight with… Aimee Steinberger!

This week we spoke with Aimee Steinberger! Her creative talents include illustrations, costume designers, and even children’s books.  Aimee tells how she started, her influences, and what’s next on her creative palette. Q.  Can you tell us how you went from South Carolina to Los Angeles and working on Futurama? …

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Artist Spotlight with Ryan Benjamin

We spoke with the multi-talented Ryan Benjamin.  You may know him from his work on Batman Beyond or from his very own Brother’s Bond on Webtoon.  If there’s anything needed in the creative Ryan most likely knows how to do it.  Please check out our interview with Ryan Benjamin! Q.  …

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Artist spotlight with…. Bo Bergemann!

We interviewed Bo Bergemann… Bo’s amazing talent to make life like dolls is simply AMAZING. We were first drawn in by her amazing Wonder Woman doll then the realism of all her creations took over.  You may have missed her at WonderCon this year but please check out her website …

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Artist Spotlight with Albert Nguyen

We had the pleasure of interviewing Albert Nguyen! You can catch him at WonderCon this weekend in Anaheim… Q.  When did you first realize your talent and that you could sell your art? I remember trying to sell drawings for $1 each around middle school. I always did drawings here …

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Artist Spotlight… Brandon Kenney

We spoke with Brandon Keeney!  His ultra detailed art caught our eye and we’re looking forward to seeing him at Wondercon this weekend! Q.  Out of college you were a 2D animator and then realized everything shifted to CG, what was it like coming to that realization? I made the realization …

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Artist Spotlight… Brett Bennett!

We spoke with Brett Bennett, he’s created an entire new world with his geeky mash up art.  Bennett’s art manages to make you laugh, cry, and love all at once. Q:  Walk us through your process… how do you know to match Gizmo and Totoro or van Gogh and Mr. Potatohead? …

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Check out the latest from Regal Robot

Our friends at Regal Robot have a entire new line of Star Wars themed furniture. The new line includes amazing tables and director chairs.  Regal Robot has specialized in making unique furniture from the Han Solo Carbonite Desk to the Emperor’s Throne Chair…. just in case you ever wanted to …

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Artist Spotlight with Jack Venturo…

We sat down with the super talented and ultra creative Jack Venturo!  Jack’s diorama are possibly one of the most detailed and amazing things I’ve ever seen at a Con.  We also discovered his talents go well beyond dioramas…. How do your dioramas compare to now and when you first …

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Artist Spotlight with Geoff Pascual…

We interviewed watercolor extraordinaire Geoff Pascual! Q.  Which came first for you the art or the love of all things geek? I tried to think back as far as I could to when I first caught interest in art and video games, but my earliest memories consist of both. Its a really …

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Editors Choice 2017… Geek to Watch

David Dastmalchian was hard to miss in 2017… with roles in The Flash, Blade Runner 2049, MacGyver, Gotham, Twin Peaks, and 12 Monkeys.  David had roles in almost every geeky TV show or movie this year.  Also in 2017 he shot the film All Creatures Here Below with Karen Gillan. …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Fan Vote Best Interview…

Editor’s Choice 2017 Fan Vote Best Interview… Erin Lefler! “Erin Lefler started her journey in February 2017. She didn’t have hopes that any would want to see her work, but 11 months later she grew to 22k followers on instagram. Her art has been featured on Temple of Geek and in other …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Photographer…

Our Temple of Geek Editor’s Choice 2017 Photographer is… KatieBe Photography! “Katie is known as your friendly purple headed, Nikon wielding lady who loves capturing images of beautiful faces doing extraordinary things. Photography is one of her greatest passions, from cosplay to bright smiles to spectacular landscapes, she loves it …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Indie Film…

Editor’s Choice for 2017 Indie Film… Tragedy Girls! Temple of Geek is proud to present Tragedy Girls with our Editor’s Choice Award for Best Indie Film. Tragedy Girls showed us laughter to be found in the most gruesome of places, and just what two high school girls are truly capable …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Cosplay Makeup…

Editor’s Choice 2017 Cosplay Makeup… HushyPlushy Cosplay! “HushyPlushy is known for their talent with creating hyper realistic cosplays. When you see them in cosplay there’s no doubt in your mind what character they are. This extreme talent makes Temple of Geek proud to present the Editor’s Choice Award for Best …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Costume Design…

Editor’s Choice 2017 Costume Design…. Moderately Okay Cosplay! “Moderately Okay Cosplay creates amazing costumes. He brings characters to life in unbelievably powerful ways. He may be called “Moderately Okay”, but nothing about his cosplay is moderate or just okay. Temple of Geek is happily presenting the Editor’s Choice Award for …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Rising Cosplayer…

Editor’s Choice 2017 Rising Cosplayer…. Serenity Lockhart! “Cosplay is not meant to be seen as only one thing and one thing only. Serenity Lockhart shows us this. She has been opening the doors for people to see a merger between Cosplay and Drag. Everything she does is changing the cosplay …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Overall Cosplay…

Editor’s Choice 2017 Overall Cosplay… Yuji-Koi! “For their experience as an international cosplayer and their skill with characterization, Temple of Geek is proud to announce Yuji-Koi as our Editor’s Choice Award: Overall Cosplay Winner. Yuji-Koi has showed skill in the area of cosplay for over six years and represented Vietnam …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Artist of the Year…

Our choice for Editor’s Choice 2017 Artist of the year is…. Carla Wyzgala! “Carla’s unique style caught our eye when she was at San Diego Comic Con.  Carla has an amazing talent of taking a character from almost any genre and turning them into a colorful pinup.  From Star Wars …

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Temple of Geek Best of 2017

We asked our Staff for the Best of 2017 Favorite Marvel moment Stacy Bishop I think Thor surprised me so much it has to be my choice Dave Hisaka Thor, to be more specific the casting of Jeff Goldbloom. Josie Price Spider-man and Iron Man’s relationship in Spider-man homecoming. Jose Vasquez Avengers Infinity War …

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Temple of Geek Worst of 2017…

We asked our staff to tell us the worst of 2017… Worst Marvel Moment.. Stacy Bishop The Inhumans in it’s entirety, followed closely by Iron Fist Jose Vasquez The Inhumans show Matthew Wells Editorial hinting that declining sales may be from too much character diversity and representation. Josie Price Yondu’s death Brian Lazarow The …

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Ask Temple of Geek Staff…

We asked our staff… What was your best geeky Christmas gift? Danniel Slade The best geeky Christmas gift I have gotten was a couple of years ago. My wife surprised me with a out of issue Wal-Mart exclusive Starscream Masterpiece figure. The best though, was the look on her face when …

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