-Manuel A. Carmona
Today we celebrated Tabernacle Church's Harvest Festival 2013 and I can only described it by saying... it ROCKED! There were plenty of kids from all over Norfolk, dressed in their Halloween costumes and having a grand ol' time. There were tons of games for the kids to play, there were clowns, balloon animals, tons of candy and of course; FREE COMIC BOOKS!!! That's where we come in. Through our non-profit organization Comics For Christmas, we gave away more than 400 comic books to at least 80 kids; completely FREE of charge!
We had an absolute blast handing out those comic books and what a reward it was to see all those kids' smiles when we handed those comics to them... priceless! There were a few kids that we've come to know because they follow us from event to event, which makes us feel good for two reasons: 1.They know what were about and 2. They like comic books and in some way it's because we gave them their first comics; which makes me feel pretty darn good! As if handing out free comic books wasn't enough, we also handed out candy to the kids so everyone left our table with a big smile; and that makes me very happy.
We want to help Tabernacle Church of Norfolk for organizing such a wonderful event for the kids around the community and for allowing us to be a part of it for the second straight year, we hope to be there next year and every year after that. It was truly a blessing!
-Manuel A. Carmona
As we promised, we're going to be doing a series of Cosplayer Spotlights and were going to give a fun interview to those Cosplayers whom we are fans of. This week we're spotlighting the lovely Kitten Cosplay!
Truthful Comics- How long have you been Cosplaying?
Kitten Cosplay- I've been cosplaying almost 3 years now.
TC- Cosplay or Crossplay? Or both?
KC- I love to cosplay but sometimes I will crossplay if it's a character I like enough.
TC- Why do you Cosplay?
KC- I cosplay because I can be me, I don't have to conform to normal standards so I can just have fun, that to me is another great reason for anyone to cosplay.
TC- Is Cosplay a hobby you consider yourself doing for a long time?
KC- Oh yes, definitely, I love dressing up and meeting new people, so I would hope to cosplay as long as I can.
TC- Homemade Cosplay or bought/comissioned cosplay?
KC- I usually make most of my stuff, but this is the first time in getting a bought cosplay, thanks to my cosplay mother and father (foxy cosplay and under dog cosplay).
TC- Do you have a current Cosplay fav?
KC- My favorite cosplay probably has to be inner Moka at the moment.
TC- What is your most expensive cosplay?
KC- My most expensive cosplay........Yui from Alfheim Online (debuting at Anime Weekend Atlanta).
TC- What is a cosplay pet peeve of yours?
KC- A cosplay peeve I have is cosplayers who can't have fun and criticize everything that isn't PERFECT. Those who think everything needs to be the perfect shade of a colour, have every little detail, and will talk about you because he/she don't like you for any reason.
TC- What Cosplay has gotten more attention from your fans?
KC- Either inner Moka or Zatanna, it's about even, but most people love them. >w<
TC- What was your first convention? What was the reaction?
KC- Oh my first convention was my birthday present, Sukoshicon Auburn. I was amazed when people were dressed up and even recognized my cosplay.
TC- Photoshopped or un-photoshopped images?
KC- I think both, I think that if you've got a blemish and you want it gone then go ahead and shop it out, also if you need to add details them shop them too, there's no rule book telling you whether or not to, besides it's your cosplay and if it makes you happy, do it.
TC- When do you do Cosplays? At conventions only?
KC- I love cosplay, so I cosplay whenever I get a chance. I cosplay at cons, shoots, when I'm with friends, etc.
TC- What got you into Cosplaying?
KC- There was a sailor moon cosplayer on YouTube I saw one day and I thought "well hey I wanna do that!" And now this is where I'm at. ^w^
TC- Well, we'd like to thank you and I have to say, this was a fun interview! We'll definitely keep an eye out for your next Cosplays.
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