When local high school student Tom Corley got in touch to see if we could use some photos of this year's Fan Expo Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre last weekend, we jumped at the chance to discover what a young, aspiring illustrator would focus on at the enormous exhibition.
We were pleasantly surprised. Celebrities? Pshaw! Nope, Corley wanted to check out the local artists hustling at their respective booths (and a few attractive women in cosplay). See below:
"Alex Chung is a local here in Toronto and was selling his amazing art at Fan Expo this year."
"Vera, also known as Vera Baby, was cosplaying as Peach from Super Mario this year. You can check her out on Instagram."
"David and Jackson are two very impressive artists here at FanExpo. You can own one of their prints for as low as $5!"
"Joey Donaldson, the writer of web-based graphic novel Failed Oasis is at FanExpo for the first time this year. He is for sure worth checking out!"
"Alex Walsh is a self-proclaimed 'cool guy,' selling his sweet art at FanExpo this year. You can find his art here."
"A Starcraft tournament audience."
"Come see this gross dog thing and many more horror related items at Fan Expo!"
Tom Corley is in Grade 12, and takes photos as a hobby. You can check out his illustrations at @corley_arts on Instagram.