My visit of the Comic Con Stuttgart 2018

After my visits in 2016 and 2017, I also visited the Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart (site map of the main hall) last Saturday. It was once again a lot of fun. I met several German comic artists, bought comics and original artwork, and saw an enormous number of cosplayers with great costumes. In this post, you can have a look at all the photos I took with some added commentary. You can click on each photo to see a larger version of it.

While it was still quite crowded on midday and the early afternoon, there were fewer visitors compared to the last two years. According to a newspaper article there were around 40,000 visitors instead of 50,000 visitors. That led to a better experience overall because making your way through the crowded floors was often a challenge in the last years. I hope that the convention stabilizes at the current visitor number to area ratio in the future.

In the first part of my article, I want to give you an impression of several parts of the fair. In the second part, I want to show you some of the artists that were present there and the comics and artwork I bought from them. The area where independent artists showed their work was significantly increased in size this year. In the third part, I want to show some amazing cosplayers. In the last part, I want to show you some impressions from the massive LEGO area.

The entrance area of the main hall:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Two stylish Transformers cars near the entrance:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

There was a Ghostbusters area with some nice little models:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

A model of the Ghostbusters house:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Assorted Ghostbusters gadgets:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

… which will probably be used later to fight this scary looking monster:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

The company XM had these awesome looking action figures for sale, for prices well over 1000€. I wonder if they sold one.
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Hubris can be your end:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

This dragon likes bananas, according to his owner from Tales of Nebelheym on the left:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

This is probably not “official” merchandise ;):
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

There was a large and quite impressive Star Wars area in the secondary hall:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

A life-sized TIE fighter:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

… chasing a life-sized X-wing fighter:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

I would make an excellent Emperor (Like last year, I was cosplaying as Rintaro Okabe from Steins;Gate.):
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Is this Wookiee working for the Empire?
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

A decorated VW bus:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

The stage in the entrance hall in front of the main hall:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

The Swabian dialect poet Dodokay (on the left) was giving a presentation on his new translation project “Deadpool in Swabian.” The comic itself was unfortunately not for sale since the box of comics got lost on its way to the convention.
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

However, his previous comic “The Simpsons in Swabian” could be purchased. Here is Dodokay signing a copy for another visitor:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

My webcomic colleague Sarah Burrini of Das Leben ist kein Ponyhof (Life Ain’t No Pony Farm) was reading out of her comic books. While Sarah was able to shine with some funny voices, I’m not really sold on the concept of reading out of comic books.
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Here she is on her place on the stand of the (web)comic shop Edition Kwimbi. She is behind not one but TWO glasses of Nutella, a favorite of Sarah’s alter ego in Das Leben ist kein Ponyhof! It was hard to hold a conversation with her since her stand was constantly besieged by other visitors who bought her comic books. Good for her, I guess.
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Now let’s have a look at all the comics I bought!

Here is the Simpsons in Swabian comic written by Dodokay:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

With an appropriate dedication:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Sarah Burrini’s new mini comic Nerd Girl:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

With a drawing of Nerd Girl. The blue background of the cover was not really suitable for drawing on it, though:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

The webcomic Vom Anfang (From the Beginning) by Carolin Reich:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

The comic Endzeit (End Times) by Olivia Vieweg:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Olivia drew this really amazing piece of art as part of the dedication. Thank you again!
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

The webcomic Massu, Schmiedstochter (Massu, Blacksmith’s Daughter) by Ines Korth:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

The webcomic fledermaus fürst frederick fon flatter (bat prince frederick of flatter) by Bastian Melnyk:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

The dedication reads “For the super hyper mega great Oliver!” I said that this is probably too much praise even for such a nice lad as me ;).
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Now let’s have a look at all the original artwork and prints I bought!

Two very nice ink drawings of fantasy scenes by MWolf (Magdalena Wolf):
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

A Sandra and Woo commission by BoA Illustration (Deborah Hauber):
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

My absolute favorite, the “Fleißfressende Pflanze” (a German wordplay on meat-eating flower) by Bastian Melnyk:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Another elephant, in a completely different style, by Serena Jewel:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

A raccoon commission by Kritzelheldin (Anja Geissler):
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

A happy little fox by WolKa:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

A cute dog and an equally cute frightened squid by KFCOMICS (Katrin Felder):
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

And some even cuter postcards of various animals. I’m always looking for artists who draw raccoons:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

These art prints have very nice coatings. Unfortunately, I do not know the name of the artist anymore. It could be moy-a (Denise Rudolph) or Julia Metzger.
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Assorted prints and postcards:
– Forest scene by MWolf (Magdalena Wolf)
– Treasure chest by by Bastian Melnyk
– Raven and snake by Karina Rehrbehn

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Assorted prints and postcards:
– Horned animals by by Kritzelheldin (Anja Geissler).
– Minions by John Thienel of The Deleted Scenes

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

And here is a tiny selection of all the cosplayers I saw at the convention. There were more than ever, with better costumes than ever!
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Finally, I saw a Hit-Girl!
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

For being such loved animation films, Pixar cosplay is surprisingly rare. This one was very nice, though:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

The Marge is really good:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

One of the best costumes I’ve ever seen, the Shinigami from Death Note:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Separated at birth, these three guys:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

As a former club champion in tennis, I had to get a photo together with these cuties:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Two amazing looking fox fursuits:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

You really must have the body for cosplaying characters such as Wonder Woman:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

On the way home, I met these three beautiful women with their Horizon: Zero Down cosplay. They are octobercosplay (Katharina), natalya_cosplay (Naja Wöhner) and Kayliah Cosplay. Surprisingly, they didn’t come to the convention together, but met there.
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Last, but not least, let’s have a look at all the amazing LEGO sets that were on display:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

This little guy was driving around the convention. I’m amazed that nobody stepped on him.
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Tom Cruise:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

This medieval town was even more impressive in person:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Note how the city wall is build with small irregularities to make it look more real:
Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018

Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2018


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