Comic Conventions

I had a great time at the first ever Tri-State Comicon this past weekend. James and Eric were great organizers and I’m sure this show will be a must hit convention for creators in the future. Next year I predict! The fans were great and interesting to talk with. I have a few commissions I’ll get out this week as I finish them so if you are on the list you’ll get it soon. Drawing in the hotel rooms sounds like the right thing to do but almost never happens. Too many things to do and too little energy always smash the best laid plans.

Now I am fully behind on my work but it all seems worth it and necessary. I’m sure I picked up a few readers for Game of Thrones. Propagate’n up in hur. Dynamite and Zenescope were nice enough to support the show and fans got a few freebies. That makes me feel good about who I’ve worked for.

I’ll be at the Derby City Con in two weeks then I have to be done for a bit. It causes too much of a strain keeping our book on track. Can’t have that happening!

WVPOP will be later in the year and that looks likely and a week later NYCC. NY is iffy as fuck. It’s expensive. I lost my ass last year. I need to learn how to make money at these things. Wizard World is possible too. A one day drive to Chicago, party, go home. I’ll keep you guys posted.

I love you all. Get some!

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Confidence

“Doubt is an educator.” I don’t know who said it but I like it.

Last week when preview number eight of Game of Thrones went up one panel threw me into a tailspin. I spent and hour looking at the other preview seeing if I matched up. I should have spent that hour or so sketching on why my ego was smashed. One eye on one face did me in and I was toast.

Next time instead of trying to build myself up by tearing others down I should work on my issues. I shouldn’t have to find issues in others art to make myself feel better. Next time my confidence is waning I’ll sketch. Stop and think instead of react.

It’s as simple as that. Get some.

Nearly dead

Let me tell you something. I love rock’ n’ roll.

Currently I am listening to The Devin Townsend Project-Addicted, The Cult-Weapon of Choice, Inflames-Sounds of a Playground Fading and as of today The Nearly Deads!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVXoC-95zDk&feature=relmfu

A nugget of info for you:

In modern applications of the liberal arts as curriculum in colleges or universities, the quadrivium may be considered as the study of number and its relationship to physical space or time: arithmetic was pure number, geometry was number in space, music number in time, and astronomy number in space and time. Morris Kline classifies the four elements of the quadrivium as pure (arithmetic), stationary (geometry), moving (astronomy) and applied (music) number.[

It’s as simple as that. Get Some.

Step out of bounds

Art, music, poetry and life. Expand yourself. Step out of bounds.

When I talk with fellow artists we occasionally mention ideas in a “what if” situation. What if I drew an entire issue with a burnt corndog stick? The thought of that crossing your mind means you want to do it. Don’t be scared. I have been inking a bit because an opportunity for a change up presented itself. I would only hurt myself (time spent and a bit of pride.) There was a 50-50 chance the editors would say no. They didn’t. They loved it. The next issue presented the same opportunity and I didn’t even have to think about it. Just do it. ✓

The Nike slogan is legit. Fucking go for it. It’s as simple as that. Get some party people!

The herd ya heard?

I will have a sequence of inked pages in issues 9 and 10. I have inked sketches and stuff for years. I have a few buddies that ink themselves and I have to say I’ve been bitten. It’s fucking fun. I want to put spatter on everything. Have a peek.

workin' inks

Figuring out how to ink.