Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Baltimore Con, Etc.

Hey all, here's a bit of an update. The Baltimore Con was a really rewarding weekend. A lot of great artists from the Autumn Society of Philadelphia were in attendance. It was my first time meeting many of them in person, and the whole group is a tour de force of talent. Moreover, a nice group of people took home some prints and sketches of my work, which is always a more than generous compliment. Being at cons as an exhibitor is sometimes an interesting opportunity to do things I wouldn't normally do in my studio, just because you have time to sit down and draw for hours on end while meeting people, and sharing your work with everyone in attendance. Above is just are some quick cartoons of Hellboy characters (the Johann was bought by someone, so I only had a picture of it, rather than a scan).

Another great thing that stemmed from the con, I have a few private commissions in the works- biggest compliment of all, and thank you to those who commissioned me. Below is a rough sketch of one of those works in progress- based loosely on elements from my George & the Dragon piece and Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. The other one is to be based on Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland- an epic classic of the American cartoon.

Last little thing, new monitor! Thanks to Mike Taggart! It's big, wide screen, and makes working even more of a joy than ever. Here's the new set-up, with secret project obscured. That's all for now, thanks!

1 comment:

Eric Braddock said...

mmm monitor. very nice. and yessss little nemo. that is an awesome story.