Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Halloween Legion at NYCC!

Just finishing up a wonderful 2013 NYCC with a few pics on my blog. 

It was a fantastically exciting and amazing Comic Con this year!

It started with an inspirational panel entitled "Creatively Energizing Your Students With Comic Books And The Arts" with fellow panelists Alex Simmons, Bonnie Erickson, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Louis Mitchell, Mike Lopez, Noel MacNeal, and Paul Castiglia
What an incredible bunch of people! It was truly an honor to be on the same panel with them and to be able to speak with the audience about how to engage children in the arts. I spoke a bit about things how The Halloween Legion™ inspires me with its positive messages. My partner on The Halloween Legion, co-owner and writer Martin Powell unfortunately could not attend NYCC but he was there in Halloween spirit. 
I was very grateful to be able to contribute and answer everyones questions. If I did miss you after the panel, please feel free to contact me here.

I was humbled by the moment and will never forget it. 
Here is a photo of us all on the panel.

Here we all are after the panel sharing a few heartfelt laughs. 

The next day was my drawing workshop at the Kids Comic Con Family Room.
Alex Simmons and Mike Lopez created some really great events and it was an honor to be a part of their wonderful curriculum this year at NYCC. 

My good friend, and fellow amazing artist!, Steve Price, helped me out during the drawing workshop and kindly took this cool pic of my session on the NYCC banner. 

For my drawing workshop I showed how to draw your favorite Halloween characters using simple shapes like circles, squares, and rectangles. And just for fun, I created my own Witch's costume for The Halloween Legion occasion!

Here I am with Lauren Marchisotto at NYCC, who had a fantastic steampunk costume on! Thanks to Noel MacNeal for the awesome pic!

It was a great drawing session and some of the kids drew amazing illustrations of Autumn the Cat! If your reading this and you or your kids drew some of the characters please email me, I would love to post them to the Halloween Legion fan page on Facebook! 

On Sunday, I had a signing session at the Dark Horse Comics Booth to sign THE HALLOWEEN LEGION graphic novel. Here a few pics of the signing. It was a lot of fun!

It was a really great event! So many wonderful kids, and adults who are kids at heart, approached me and talked about hoe they really loved the characters! I hope I was able to answer any and all questions everyone had about THE HALLOWEEN LEGION but if not please feel free to contact me or Martin Powell (co-owner and writer) here or on our blogs. We will be happy to answer your questions and continue Halloween through out the year! 

Happy Halloween and see you all next NYCC!
The Halloween Legion™ Martin Powell and Diana Leto


  1. Thanks for taking such good care of our little group of weirdos. They, and I, appreciate it deeply.You're one of a kind, Princess.

  2. Thank you Martin! The Halloween Legion asked about you on more than one occasion! But then they got buys drawing some awesome Autumn the Cats with the kids... Autumn was especially proud!