Hey, this show is called New York Comic Con
, darn it! And there's no better place to get to the heart of comics than Artist Alley. This is where the people who make the comics, not just artists (like Amy Reeder, whose work is pictured) but writers too, gather to peddle their wares, talk to you about what you love about their work, sign books, do sketches and just generally hang out.
The real beauty of Artist Alley is in its execution. Yes, you can find your favorite artist from the latest big-name Marvel or DC book. However, right next to them might be someone you've never heard of, showing off a book they made and printed themselves. Bringing even just $20 that's set aside just for trying something new in Artist Alley is a can't-fail way to enjoy your Comic Con experience.
We assure you, if press didn't have to handle all of our other duties, this is where we'd be spending all our free time. In fact, it is anyway.