This Saturday, July 30, Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, TX, will host a show called Super Secret Crush featuring 22 women working in the comic book world. The exhibit will include artwork and comics by Georganne Deen, Megan Whitmarsh, Martha Rich, Dame Darcy, Nina Frenkel, Ayumi Piland, Mimi Pond, Jackie Dunn Smith, Lorna Leedy, Vanessa Davis, Gabrielle Bell, Hellen Jo, Esther Pearl Watson (creator of BUST's comic, "Tammy Pierce is Unlovable"), ... Read More
 The evolution of Comic-Con has seen many changes over the years. While the inclusion of Hollywood creates excitement, on the flip side, the "nerd market" has become so hot, the convention floor is littered with booth-babe Slave Leia's trying to tempt nerds to the dark side. In a crowd of 300,000 I saw only one original Leia (not decked out in a sexy slave outfit) far off in the distance when riding the shuttle back to my hotel. I nearly made the bus driver ... Read More
It's hall in a days work as Leslie takes time out to show us around her hometown of Ames, Iowa. "GOOD MORNING! I'm so happy to see you show up at my house for a museum tour.  The mobile Museum is behind my house, I can promise free admission but I can't promise that I'll be dressed or not be gas-y.""To stay in shape, I find bicycles to be the easiest non-sweaty way to burn lower leg calories.  This mud pile is a hole my dad dug up ... Read More
  For one night only Leslie and the Lys took over the Des Moines Social Club by pushing back all the tables and chairs and creating the ultimate dance party. With lessons and games and DJ Mona Bones on the decks, nobody went home without getting up on the dance floor.  The following is the photographic proof with captions by Leslie Hall. "This crew I would consider top tier providers of lovely-ness. When they show up they have style class and a pinch of ... Read More
After several years of applying for Iowa's state fair, Leslie Hall was finally granted her childhood dream come true . With weeks of preparation which included rehearsals, new videos, and the construction of massive state fair specific props , Leslie  and the Lys set the stage at 9am on a Tuesday in the pouring rain! However, this didn't stop her and the Lys from giving the crowd of early risers their all.  Proving yet again Mother Gem is a true ... Read More
  Need a portal to glamour? Look no further. I'm on my way to Iowa to join up with Leslie and the Lys on a short midwest tour. The kick off is to occur at the Iowa State Fair, Leslie Hall's childhood dream come true! I've been photographing Leslie Hall for nearly four years so check the Bust blog all week for the insider saga that is about to ... Read More
From it's origins to it's core, Comicon's heart lies in the attendance and participation of the teenagers. Technologies have provided them with the ability to find interests beyond what is readily available to them in mainstream American media. In replacement of sagas such as Twilight they have sought out more sophisticated supernatural tales from Japan like Bleach, Death Note, and Hellsing. After spending an afternoon with them, I wished I was a teenager again, ... Read More
Saturday's Comicon is known as the "craziest day". Referring to the crowds of course. To me it's the most "exciting" as Saturday night hosts the convention's Masquerade Ball. Many people use this day to debut their best costume. Some of them work on them for weeks, some throughout the year. No matter what level the effort , it's the inspiration of the character being portrayed that shines through. Here are my favorite women of the day. The New Wonder WomanOe ma ke ... Read More
If you've happened to look over the significance of Harry Potter fandom, take a closer look. Since the series release in 1997, people of all ages have grown with the characters and have found immense inspiration from the author herself, JK Rowling. Last night hundreds of people camped out for the sneak preview and panel on the upcoming film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.   When I asked one fan what Harry Potter brought to her life she replied, "I ... Read More
Day one. Adriana and I caught the 7:20am Amtrak to San Diego. Before reaching the entrance to the convention, we collected enough schwag to cloth a classroom full of Scott Pilgrim fans. I must admit the first day can be overwhelming. It's very hard for the brain to process a fantasy realm come to life. Seeing Ewoks in the bathroom and then meeting the cast of Star Trek the Next Generation was enough to make me wonder if I was on the holodeck. Can't wait for ... Read More
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