Saturday, February 27, 2010

New York Comic Book Marketplace-2-27-10

I'm exhausted, and it was a long day, but a fun one at the NYCBM. It's been many years since I've done any comic conventions, only tagging along as support for my old friend Mitch Waxman, back in the early 90's when we worked on Plasma Baby. This time, I was promoting myself, so there was a bit of anxiety going into the show. After a sleepless night, and days of preparing, and stressing, the show came and went. Unfortunately, there wasn't the greatest turnout, with the weather a factor, and the general lack of advertisement for the show itself. I was a bit disapointed that my book didn't sell better...well, aside from the three or four copies some friends graciously purchased from me, only one person I didn't know picked one up. Still, I did get some people flipping through it, and my book of originals and prints, and a decent number picked up my business card, which I put together last night, after my postcards didn't arrive due to the storm.

I did have someone buy a print of my Darth Vader piece from last Summer and he also asked about buying two pieces of original Vader art I had. I wasn't sure what to price them at, so decided to hold onto hindsight, maybe I shoulda sold 'em. Later in the day, a woman came by and asked for a Batman head sketch in her sketchbook. I also did a sketchcard of Batman for my friend Bill's son, Will, as well as a drawing of a ragman?? cartoonish monster character Will described to me. During the show, I also inked some sketchcards and did a Marvel sketch cover for my buddy Brad of Ghost Rider. Two of the other pics here, the guy who looks like he's playing an imaginary guitar, and the Acroyearish dude, were pencilled back in 2007, but only inked this past week, and at the show ('The Plucker').

My co-horts at the show, Dan Springer, did a few live caricatures, a drawing of a cupid for our friend Louis' daughter, Mason, and sold a few giclee prints. Carlos Vega, with his humourous 'Become A Zombie!' sign, did pretty well, pretty much booked the whole day, drawing people as zombies. They'd come up to the table, he'd get a rough sketch of their likeness, then they leave, and while gone, he'd 'zombiefy' them, rotting their flesh, exposing their brains and generally making them look pretty putrid.

It was rewarding day, all in all, and we hope to do it again sometime soon.

Lastly, in this, likely my wordiest post to date, I'll have some info soon on how you can order a copy of my 'Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Monsters' sketchbook.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sketchcards for the NYCBM

Here are some sketchcards I worked up over the last couple of days for sale at the New York Comic Book Marketplace - tomorrow! (Feb. 27th, 2010!) Today I'll be working on doing sketches on the inside front cover of copies of my sketchbook. The weather is definitely not helping out, but hopefully all will go smoothly tomorrow - the show is still scheduled to go on!

Saturday, February 20, 2010


I've finally gotten around to putting together a sketchbook of my monster drawings. I'll have a special edition of the book, limited to 23 signed and sketched-in copies (+ 7 Artist's Proofs) with me at next Saturday's (Feb 27th) "New York Comic Book Marketplace" at the Penn Plaza Pavillion in NYC. I'll be at a couple of tables with my buddies Dan Springer, Carlos Vega and Derek Santiago. We'll be sketching, chatting with whomever happens to stop by and we'll also have prints and sketchbooks for sale, so, come on down and say hello!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Sketchbook movies

I've been having fun playing around with Imovie and making little videos. Here's a couple I put together of my sketchbooks, set to music, that I've put up on YouTube. Some of the drawings have been on this blog, but many of them haven't.

You can find the first two here. Make sure to watch them on YouTube, where you get the full wide-screen picture.