If you don't follow me on twitter then you won't know that I have started a new blog just for sketchcards and chibi artwork. So hop on over to Fun Size and get your cute on.
This blog ain't closing of course! In fact, thanks to ye olde iPhone camera, I'm hoping to post more again.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
|Ironically, Animal has a bigger vocabulary|
|Markers were running out by now!|
|Inspired by a rather slick pair of cosplayers|
|Holy crap! Presented for autographs, lovingly bagged and boarded.|
|Muppet/Who mashups NEVER get boring.|
|For Samad, webmaster of Pixar Times|
|This never stops being funny.|
|Coming up with new introductory threats was all part of the fun.|
|Oh shush, it's awesome.|
|Couple of James Silvani's sketch covers. The man's versatility is astounding.|
|Two of the better Gonzo mashups I did.|
|Two of the WEIRDEST Muppet mashups I've ever done.|
|Another of James'. Some fans don't care if the cover sketch bears no relation to the actual comic ;)|
|Ha! Remembered to get a photo of it this time!|
|Normally I find Statler and Waldorf pretty boring to draw, but this fan suggestion was priceless.|
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Friday, October 29, 2010
I love it when I forget to spread the word...
I'll be at Long Beach Comicon this Halloween weekend. Usual time and place: every day, all day, BOOM! Kids booth, drawn' sketch covers. This time I am joined by James Silvani who will be pumping the first ever DarkWing Duck sketch cover!
So Darkwing fans, come one come all, and if you come at the right time, you can also meet DWD creator Tad Stones.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
My artistic epiphany took place when I saw Belle dancing with the Beast in that ballroom. I'd always loved Disney, but THAT'S when I knew I wanted to be a Disney artist.
Muppet Babies and Sailor Moon each inspired several years worth of artsy bollocking around in my younger years. I drew Jill Barklem-esque mice constantly when I was 11. I still have the sketchbooks (eek).
Chris Sanders has continued right where Freddie Moore ended off with his luscious little gals and although I find R Crumb a thoroughly obnoxious human being with some really odious attitudes, I will love his art forever and he inspires me to want to draw a (semi-accurate!) autobiography someday.
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Monday, August 23, 2010
Another month, another con!
I will be in Toronto for Fanexpo Canada this coming Friday-Sunday. My first Canadian convention, exciting :)
(Suggestions for good watering holes in downtown Toronto welcome!)
As always, I'll be at the BOOM! kids booth where fellow artist Travis Hill and I will be sketch-covering all weekend long on Cars, Muppet Show and (possibly) Toy Story.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Yes, it DOES take 48-72 hours to recover from Comicon.
I hadn't been to SDCC since 2007 and I had completely forgotten how mofo-ingly HUGE it is.
But in between the non-stop sketching at BOOM! kids from Preview night to end of the day on Sunday, I did manage to get out and embarrass myself to a whole bunch of wonderful, amazing artists.
The ever-classy Chris Sanders, Bobby Chiu and Kei Acedera were both utterly charming, David Colman, Stephen Silver, the Fleet Street guys, Jeff Pidgeon and Josh Cooley. Bumped into the sweetly elfin Brittney Lee at the Gallery Nucleus booth. *sigh* Some day I'll have a piece in a show there. So much cool art.
To say I spent a little money there would be... well, a huge fat whopper. In addition to a pile of inspiring books and sketchbooks, my luggage was augmented by one My Little Pony, Lotso, a Tribble and I TOTALLY would have added She-ra, but that would have required jettisoning clothing.
I had a trio of superstar sketch troopers around me - Alan Gladfelter, Travis Hill and Roger Langridge (Most Robbed Nominee of the Eisners and I will shout it from the damn rooftops)
I met heaps of utterly lovely people and many great conversations were had as I ground through sketch after sketch of Kermit, Gonzo, Piggy, Swedish Chef, Boo, Sully, Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Ham (The Toy Story covers were so popular I ended up pinch-hitting for Travis so the poor bastard could take a rest)
Huge shoutouts to:
Shannon Watters, Boom! editor and booth babe who acted as our formidable den mother and administrator of bathroom breaks and trail mix.
Katie Hayden, Boom!'s people wrangler and assistant to the CEO. We feared for your sanity, honey, but you can't keep the tiny shark down.
Chris, Chris and Jason, my editors. Luv u guys.
The absolutely darling couple who visited us several times in various forms of cosplay. They bestowed on me my FAVOURITE souvenir - The Ellie Badge. MINE!
(I won't post their photo to protect them from being bothered at future cons ;))
Super-writer Seanan McGuire and Tara O'Shea, who introduced me to Paul Cornell (!). He said he knew my Who art (!!) and really enjoyed it (!!!!!)
I also got to spend half a minute in an elevator at 2am with Joss Whedon. For 2am, when minds are a little fuzzy, he was very very cool and happily chatted about Avengers. eee!
FAMILIAR FACES with Amy and Roger!
These two men, along with Darkwing Duck artist James Silvani are on my tiny list of people I'll do anything for in this world.
(Flash cameras hate me. Stupid expression, but normal lighting here)
Okay, art time! Online reputations WILL catch up with you at cons, so I did quite a few Doctor Who mashups.
And of course, Miss Piggy as Lady Gaga. Separated at birth, I swear.
Roger and I did these sketches for a Cystic Fibrosis charity auction.
Even in the high-pressure, on-the-spot environment of con sketches, Roger's pieces are still sickeningly polished.
The new sketchbook went down pretty well and is now available for purchase on Lulu! And hey look, if you buy a copy of On Air as well, you'll get free shipping. C'mon, free shipping is the ultimate deal-sweetener, let's do this!
All in all, a crazy, exhausting but awesome times with other crazy, exhausted, talented people. Hopefully back next year!
Bonus photo for Who fans: This guy was just plain awesome for not only being one of the VERY few Eleven-with-fez cosplayers I saw, but the Psychic Paper sealed it.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
I will have prints, a GDG-exclusive button and THIS:
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