Sunday, October 24, 2010

Another Monster

Here's another drawing I did during the New York Comic Con..I started it at home and worked on it off and on at the convention. Drawn on a cut down sheet of 8 1/2" X 14" bristol paper.

Monday, October 18, 2010

MTV Geek Launch Party

After the Comic Con, on Saturday, my buddy Brad hosted a party at a pub a few blocks from the Javits Center, to launch his new site MTV Geek.  There was food, an open bar, Paul Pope spinning records and live art being created by awesome talents such as Dave DeVries, Jim Mahfood, Dave Crossland, Molly Crabapple, Sanford Greene and Ben Templesmith.  My buddy Carlos and I were also in the mix, as well as a bunch of other artists that I never got the names of.

All the art being done is ultimately going to be auctioned off this week for the CBLDF (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund).  I'll update this post with a link when I get one.  In the meantime, here are the three pieces I did for the auction. Unfortunately, I heard that after I took off, a drunk patron knocked over some beer, ruining a bunch of pieces, one of mine included. Which one, I'm not sure yet.

You can also see some pics from the night over at the MTV Geek website, here:

MTV GEEK Launch Party pics


As it turns out, the Monster drawing in the middle above was the one that got some beer spilled on  it.
Thankfully it wasn't too bad, and most of the drawing survived intact. All the art from the night has now been posted on MTV GEEK (the actual auction will follow soon) and it can be seen here:

NYCC sketches

Even though NYCC wasn't exactly the most financially rewarding venture, it was still a lot of fun and I got to meet some old friends, as well as make some new. I did move a decent number of buttons (maybe 1/2 a table of just buttons next year??),  but those are only a buck, so the return isn't great.  Still, I managed to do a fair number of sketches over the weekend. I don't have scans of anything, just pics I took before I handed them off.

The first sketch of the weekend was this Biolante (as in Godzilla Vs. Biolante) for a guy starting off a Kaiju sketchbook.

I also did a few sketches inside copies of my 'Graphic Art' book and 'Monsters' book.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

New York Comic Con

I'll be sharing a table with my good friend, caricaturist Dan Springer, at this years New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center, this weekend, October 8-10.  We'll be at table N-14, in Artist Alley.

I'll have prints, buttons, stickers and copies of my new book 'The Graphic Art of Justin Leiter,' for sale...I'll also have freshly printed copies of my last sketchbook, 'The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Monsters,'...I've just got a few copies left of the first, limited run. And I'll take commission requests, including sketches inside the books!  Come by and say 'hi'.

Here's the cover to the new book.