Monday, March 26, 2012

Planet Comicon

Last weekend I went to the Planet Comicon in Kansas City. I split a table with Mike Kennedy of Celtic Knights fame. My plan was simple; Backing boards, a fistful of sharpies and a tip jar. Basically I drew free sketches for tips and I did pretty good. Below is some of the better ones.

You may wonder why I drew several Wonder Women. Well, everytime I had a break, I drew a Wonder Woman sketch. I would sit it on the table and eventually a girl would come up, look at it and hand me $20. EVERY SINGLE TIME! It was like I was printing twenties!

I thought this Robin turned out great. I had to leave for a meeting (see below) and when I returned he was gone. I hope the right kid grabbed it!

A guy came up and asked for a Christina Hendricks (of Mad Men) in a Vamperilla costume.

I mentioned that I had  meeting. I was selected to meet with a Marvel Editor for a portfolio review. They didn't hire me, but the review went well. He told me I had potential and to keep working. Oh well!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New comic samples

Recently I have been talking to a publisher and they asked if I would be interested in trying something in more of a cartoony style. I've messed around with some sketches, but finally got serious and drew this 3 page sample of The Bug, a character I've used before. This plot is basically a remix of the sample I took to Wizard World Chicago '07. You can see them here

I'm not superstitious, but this was the best received of any sample I've brought to a con and go to meet with a Marvel editor.

Anyway, the publisher seemed to like these pages and asked me to do some concept sketches for one of their books.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Warm-up Sketch

Working in a more cartoon style, I drew this in my sketchbook as a warmup.