words and photos by Devon Keller

 

 

We sent photographer Devon Keller to Wizard World in Cleveland March 2-4, and she came back with lots of great photos! Here are some of our favorites, including some of Akron artist Shawn Coss. (Check out our interview with him here.)

In the featured photo above, Coss is a guest on the Cleveland Wizard World Comic Con panel, “Comic Creator Quiz Show,” hosted by Victor Dandridge on March 4, 2018. The quiz show featured Shawn Coss and Carl Potts along with audience members Ken Falk and Ryan Walsh who were welcomed to the hot seat. In response to questions Coss didn’t know, he would draw cartoons on his answer board and use it as his response.

 

Shawn Coss draws at his booth with Cyanide and Happiness in the Cleveland Wizard World Comic Con on March 4, 2018. Coss spent the day taking requests for drawings and creating them on the spot for requesters. In this moment he takes a moment to work on his own work.

 

Sixteen-year-old Madison Marple hugs Shawn Coss after she gives Coss her first original drawing and a letter at Cleveland Comic Con on March 4, 2018. Madison has been a fan of Coss’s work for several years and came to Comic Con prepared to see him with the tickets she received for Christmas. Coss seemed honored by the exchange and came around the table to give Marple a hug and talk to her. “Through the years I have become more and more of a fan. I connect to his art a lot…and, high school has been pretty rough, but… just his art and being able to talk to him helped a lot.”

 

Dani Terry receives her requested drawing from Shawn Coss at his booth with Cyanide and Happiness at Wizard World Comic Con in Cleveland on March 4, 2018. Terry requested a “flying kitty” image and gleefully handed Coss colors to use in the drawing while he created it.

 

Dani Terry shows off her requested drawing from Shawn Coss at Wizard World Comic Con in Cleveland on March 4, 2018. Terry requested a “flying kitty” image and turned around to show everyone behind her once she received her drawing from Coss.

 

Griffin Kearns is an artist from Salt Lake City who came to paint at Wizard World Comic Con in Cleveland on March 4, 2018. In this image, Kearns is working on a painting of the Avengers at his booth in the exhibit hall.

 

Four year old Abe Palmer (left) poses with fellow cosplayer Alexander Marinaccio (right) for several family members and friends taking images at Cleveland Wizard World Comic Con on March 4, 2018. The two posed for the camera and enjoyed time together outside of the entrance to the exhibit hall entrance.

 

Anelise Hoffman poses for a picture of her Laura Croft cosplay in the exhibit hall at Wizard World Comic Con in Cleveland on March 4, 2018.

 

Edmund Miller high fives a cosplayer posing for group images with the family at Wizard World Comic Con in Cleveland on March 4, 2018.

 

(Left to right) Will Beard as Link, Andrew Fenske as Dr. Strange, Chialla Geib-Fenske as Eleven, and Amanda Balough as Jadis pose for images of their cosplays in the commons of Wizard World Comic Con in Cleveland on March 4, 2018.

 

Cosplayer Jeff Rice poses at Wizard World Comic Con in Cleveland on March 4, 2018.

 

Wizard World Comic Con guests admire light sabers for sale in the exhibit hall in Cleveland on March 4, 2018.

 

Doctor Who fan Logan Cerrito listens to David Tennant and Billie Piper’s response to his fan question at their panel held at Wizard World Comic Con in Cleveland on March 4, 2018. Fans waited a long time in the lines to the microphone, and Cerrito was pleased by the answer and interaction.

 

(Left to right) Hailee, Kylee and Leeah Minick pose for cameramen in the exhibit hall at Wizard World Comic Con in Cleveland on March 4, 2018. The three of them cosplay together regularly. Leeah explained, “I like that we get to be creative and do different, fun things every year together and…kind of challenge each other to come up with new ideas.”

 

One of the many activities provided at at Wizard World Comic Con in Cleveland on March 4, 2018 is the raffle for a Captain America shield,

 

Susan and Lucas Garey browse the comics for sale in the exhibit hall of Wizard World Comic Con in Cleveland on March 4, 2018.

 

David Tennant and Billie Piper, best known for their collaboration on the show Doctor Who, hold a panel at Wizard World Comic Con in Cleveland on March 4, 2018. Many people stood in line behind a mic to ask them questions, and one fan asked for video footage to send home. Here, Tennant and Piper are waving and saying hello into the camera.

 

The Toloe family poses for the cameras with their Incredibles cosplay they wore at Wizard World Comic Con in Cleveland on March 4, 2018.

 

Wendy Ralph attends the booth provided in the exhibit hall of Wizard World Comic Con where individuals can shoot Nerf guns at Storm Troopers in Cleveland on March 4, 2018. Ralph’s father asked, “Did you get the bad guy?,” to which she responded, “ Yeah! In the head.”

 

The exhibit hall of Wizard World Comic Con in Cleveland hosted in the Huntington Convention Center on March 4, 2018

 

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