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Geeking Out with Comic Book Sculptors @shiflettbros

For more photos of stunning creatures from the world of fantasy and comics, follow @shiflettbros on Instagram.

“Sculpt what you love” has been the life-long philosophy of artists Jarrod and Brandon Shiflett (@shiflettbros)—and the self-described “comic book nerds” are making their living doing just that.

“Jarrod and I started sculpting about 20 years ago because of a mutual love of comic books,” says Brandon. “We wanted to see our favorite comic book characters in three dimensions.”

The Texas brothers’ joint Instagram account showcases some of the most impressive pieces in their collection, ranging from favorite comics characters to many of their own fantastical creations.

"Comics are huge in scope, and we felt like they try to say some really profound things about the human struggle," says Jarrod. "These stories are modern day myths and legends for us."


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Breaking the Rules of the Comic Art World with @fionastaples

To see a first glimpse of Marvel’s new Thor cover — and for more amazing comic art—follow @fionastaples on Instagram. For general geekery and awesomeness from Comic-Con San Diego, check out the #SDCC hashtag.

Thor is becoming a woman—and Fiona Staples (@fionastaples) is the artist charged with bringing the iconic comic book hero to life on the cover of Marvel’s groundbreaking issue.

Fiona’s Instagram photos are a comic book fan’s dream, showcasing special teasers from cool, upcoming projects (like Thor), but the Alberta-born artist also uses her account to share beautiful in-progress sketches featuring well-known faces both within the comic world and beyond.

Fiona joins other artists at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014, a massive community event that is becoming more and more gender-inclusive every year. As a woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Fiona considers herself an important advocate for well-developed female characters.

"I think comics have a bit of a reputation for tacky and exploitative images of women,” she says. “But that’s becoming a thing of the past.”


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San Diego Comic-Con 2013

For more photos from Comic-Con 2013, browse the #SDCC and #NerdHQ hashtags and check out photos and videos from the San Diego Comic-Con 2013 and Nerd HQ 2013 location pages.

Superheroes, aliens and costumed enthusiasts of all kinds have descended upon San Diego, California, over the past three days for Comic-Con International 2013.

The convention first began in 1970 as a small one-day meeting with about 100 people in attendance, but over the past 46 years San Diego Comic-Con has grown to a four-day affair with over 130,000 attendees and a host of celebrity special guests. The convention has even expanded to other nearby locations, including The Nerd Machine’s popular mini-convention, Nerd HQ.

This year’s attractions include appearances from the cast of Game of Thrones, InstaStops for photos from your favorite celebrities and even a #jumpstagram from a giant dancing snoopy.

To see more content live from Comic-Con 2013, check out these Instagram accounts:


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43rd Comic-Con International

Comic-Con Want to see more of the tens of thousands of photos tagged at this year’s Comic-Con? Check out the SDCC 2012 location page and pictures tagged with #SDCC.

Every year, folks from around the world don their finest television, movie, comic book & video game-based cosplay costumes, and convene in San Diego, California for Comic-Con International.

The convention, first held in 1970, was initially founded as a comic book convention, but has since grown to emcompass all elements of pop culture, fantasy, and science fiction. In recent years, it has drawn in excess of 100,000 participants.